While we all pine for summer during the grey coldness of winter, the reality of the sweltering summer sun often catches us off-guard when the season rolls back round again. Thank goodness for air-conditioning, then, which allows us to work an play in comfort while still enjoying the perks of summer sunshine.
We Americans love our AC units so much that it costs us roughly $11 billion a year to run them and they account for as much as 5% of all electricity used in the country. In fact, as much as 89% of single family homes and 82% of apartment housing units have air conditioning equipment installed. This love affair extends to our leader too, with Herbert Hoover being recorded as the first US president to enjoy the luxury of air conditioning in the Oval Office way back in 1929, just months before the infamous