USA: Air Conditioning: Air Conditioner Manufacturers
ABOUT AIR CONDITIONING
The first applications of air conditioning were for industrial purposes rather than for comfort in the home. The electrical air conditioning system was invented by Willis Haviland Carrier. He developed an system for a printing works in Syracuse, New York. It aided the industrial process by controlling both the temperature and humidity of the air. For residential purposes there are two main types of air conditioning: those that provide cooling only, and 'heat pump' systems which can be reversed to provide heating in cold weather. Such systems may be installed in single rooms, or may use a central system with ducting to serve several rooms.
Portable air conditioners are of two types: hose and split. The Hose type has all the equipment in a single unit, with a hose to the exterior. The split type comprises two units: one within the room and one outside the room.
LEADING USA MANUFACTURERS
The following leading manufacturers have comprehensive websites, with information on all aspects, including online catalogs and specifications, and care and maintenance.
Carrier Corporation. Carrier Corporation, part of the United Technologies Group, is the world's largest manufacturer of residential air conditioner systems. Its website groups its products into the following categories: Air Quality Solutions, Controls & Thermostats, Air Conditioners & Heat Pumps for Split Systems, Furnaces for Split Systems, Fan & Evaporator Coils, Duct-Free Split Systems, Packaged Products, Room by Room Solutions, Boilers, and Generators. The website includes a Knowledge Center, with articles on Heating & Cooling, Health & Air Quality, and Energy Efficiency.
Trane. Trane, a division of the Ingersoll-Rand Company, based in Montvale, New Jersey, is a leading manufacturer of residential and industrial air conditioning systems. Residential products are presented on the company's website in the following categories: Air Conditioners, Heat Pumps, Air Cleaners, Thermostats, Furnaces & Coils, Air Handlers, Humidifiers, Packaged Air Conditioning Units, and Boilers. Trane supplies a CleanEffects air cleaner, designed to remove 99.98% of airborne allergens from the air that passes through the filter. This is claimed to be 100 times more effective than a standard one inch filter.
Friedrich. Friedrich, based in San Antonio, Texas, is a leading manufacturer of air conditioner systems, founded in 1883. Improbably, the company started out making furniture from the horns of longhorn cattle, using the curves of the horns to form chairs and settees. The company moved into salt brine freezer cases, and thence into air conditioners. Its product range now covers: Air Cleaners, Ductless Split Air Conditioners, Portable Air Conditioners, Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners, Room Air Conditioners, Thru the Wall, and Vert-I-Pack.
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