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10 surprising air-conditioning facts from the new book 'Cool'
10 surprising air-conditioning facts from the new book 'Cool'

The easiest way to beat the heat this weekend may be to turn on your air conditioning. But the road to being able to flip a switch to cool down your house was not so simple. As author Salvatore Basile explains in his new book "Cool: How Air Conditioning Changed Everything," the path to easy, affordable ways to cool down took a path through ice, ammonia, fans, pipes, blowers, coils and more. Here are some surprising things you probably don't know about air conditioning. 1. If you go to a movie to beat the heat this weekend, you're not the first. In fact, major advances in air-conditioning technology began in 1917, when theater owners wanted to fill seats during...

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