How San Antonio can lead in air-con innovation

Twenty-two years in the past, I moved from Indiana, with its 4 discrete seasons, to South Texas, one prolonged summer time interrupted by way of a few months of freezing rain. I really like the area however have by no means gotten used to the warmth and keep all in favour of thermal convenience methods (learn: air-con).

It seems that San Antonio has a historical past of constructing structures cooler. In 1883, Ed Friedrich began an organization that pioneered refrigeration in the USA, turning into the biggest producer of refrigeration apparatus by way of the Fifties. The St. Anthony Lodge opened in 1909 and was once the primary lodge on the planet with totally functioning air-con. The Milam Development, the tallest within the nation when it opened in 1928, was once the primary high-rise within the U.S. to have central air-con.

Lately, consistent with the Division of Power, “three-quarters of all properties in the USA have air conditioners. Air conditioners use about 6% of the entire electrical energy produced in the USA, at an annual price of about $29 billion to house owners.” 

Air conditioning technology needs an update — and San Antonio could be on the cutting edge