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6 “Cool” Facts You May Not Know About Air Conditioning


When it comes to air conditioning installation, Sunshine Coast & North Brisbane homeowners are often so concerned with disruption and the potential cost, that they fail to realise how “cool” air conditioning can be. Here are six cool facts that you may not know, that may put your new air conditioning into a whole new light.

1.Theatres Offered State of the Art Air Conditioning:

If you lived in 1917, you would not have had air conditioning in your home. This means that you would have had to struggle through the hot summer months. However, movie theatres recognised this and saw an opportunity to help their customers and improve their business. Many theatre owners started advertising that the had ice cold “state of the art” air conditioning, that would keep their customers cool while they enjoyed the latest movie.


2. 18th Century House of Commons Had A/C:

With the notoriously fickle weather in England, air conditioning has never been particularly popular. However, in 1736, the ministers in the House of Commons were obviously feeling the heat. They had a seven foot “blowing wheel” that was essentially a hand cranked giant fan to keep them cool. The fan needed “the ventilator” who was the poor guy in control of the crank.


3. California Millionaire Credited with First Domestic A/C:

A California millionaire who today is anonymous is credited to be the first person to use air conditioning in his home. It was 1892 and the system was set up behind a false wall to allow a six feet by nine feet room to be cooled. The system also required equipment to be placed on the roof.


4. Willis H. Carrier is considered to be the genius behind modern air conditioning systems. However, it is rumoured that he was so engrossed in developing his invention that he left for a business trip with nothing but a handkerchief packing in his large suitcase.


5. The First White House Air Conditioning System Was Installed in 1929:

Despite the country reeling from the after effects of the massive stock market crash in 1929 and the Great Depression beginning, the American president needed to be kept cool. The president at the time, Herbert Hoover, spent $30,000 on air conditioning for the Oval Office. This equates to almost US$415,000 in today’s money.


6. Air Conditioning Is Cheaper than Ever:

When air conditioning started to become more commonplace in the 1940s, you could expect to pay $350 for a basic window unit. This is the equivalent of approximately US$3,500 today. As the technology has developed and demand has increased, manufacturers have created better, yet cheaper systems. This means that there has never been a better time to consider an air conditioning installation.


If you are contemplating an air conditioning installation, Sunshine Coast & North Brisbane home or business owners should speak to us. Aquarius Air specialises in air conditioning and we have decades of industry experience. Our team are here to answer any of your queries. We would be happy to discuss your specific requirements and provide you with a tailored quote.

5 Reasons to Choose Ducted Air Conditioning


When considering upgrading or installing air conditioning, your first step is likely to start obtaining quotes. The first thing about ducted air conditioning, North Brisbane, Sunshine Coast & South East Queensland homeowners will notice is that the quotes tend to be slightly higher than non ducted systems. Although the price is likely to be an important factor in your decision, here are five reasons why a ducted air conditioning system should be given a little more consideration.

Great Value:
Although your non ducted system quotes may be cheaper, they may not offer the best value. When you consider the cost of installing a split system wall hung unit in every room, it is likely to be more expensive compared to ducted air conditioning.North Brisbane, Sunshine Coast & South East Queensland homeowners will find that a ducted system offers greater value since every area and room of your property will be heated or cooled.

Complete Control:
Ducted systems provide a whole of home solution, allowing every area or room to be conditioned in both summer and winter. However, this does not mean that you relinquish control of your environment. In fact, with zone settings, you can have complete control. Most systems allow for central areas and different zones to be set up. This means that with the use of timers, you can ensure that every area is optimised to your exact preferences. For example, you can set sleeping areas to be heated or cooled to the perfect temperature at night, to minimise energy usage and reduce your bills.

Eliminate Cold or Hot Spots:
Most homes have areas that remain hotter or colder than the remainder of the property. These areas can be drafty and uncomfortable, limiting their use and causing a great deal of frustration. You may have spent untold hours trying to find draughts or other DIY methods to reduce the temperature differential. However, the answer could be provided with a ducted air conditioning system. Since the whole of the home will be heated or cooled, there should be minimal variance in temperatures in any area.

Improved Aesthetics:
Even the sleekest design of wall unit can still be intrusive in your decor. However, with a ducted system, there are only floor or ceiling grills visible. This means that you won’t need to plan your decor around a wall mounted unit or risk having your carefully considered decor compromised by a large appliance.

Noise Reduction:
One of the most frequent complaints about air conditioning systems is the noise. While mobile units can be flexible, they tend to produce a great deal of noise. Although manufacturers of wall units are continually developing new technology to reduce operational noise, they can’t beat a ducted system. Since all of the noise producing equipment is either under the floor, in the ceiling cavity or outdoors, you will find that a ducted system is the quietest option available.

If you would like to know more about the benefits of ducted air conditioning, North Brisbane, Sunshine Coast & South East Qeensland home or business owners should speak to us. We specialise in air conditioning and can offer a number of ducted air conditioning system options. Our team are ready to discuss your requirements and assist you in finding the system best suited to your needs.