The Evolution of Heating & Cooling
400BC - Ice
Ice and the act of cooling the body has long been used by physicians to treat inflammation and pain. In 400 BC, Hippocrates wrote “cold water is to be applied in the following cases; when there is a haemorrhage, or when it is expected, but not applied to the spot, but around the spot whence the blood flows; and in inflammations and inflammatory affections”.
1855 - The Radiator
Franz San Galli, a Prussian-born Russian businessman living in St. Petersburg, invented the radiator between 1855 and 1857, which was a major step in the final shaping of modern central heating. The Victorian cast iron radiator became widespread by the end of the 19th century.
1882 - The Electric Fan
ISchuyler Skaats Wheeler in 1882 introduced the world to the first modern fan in New Orleans. It was commercially marketed by the American firm Crocker & Curtis electric motor company.
1902 - Air Conditioning
On July 17, 1902, Willis Haviland Carrier designed the first modern air-conditioning system, launching an industry that would fundamentally improve the way we live, work and play.
1919 - The Furnace
Alice Parker and the Heating Furnace. Alice Parker was an African American woman who invented and patented the gas heating furnace in 1919. Alice Parker's invention was a huge contribution to New Jersey and the Earth.
2009 - Bladeless Fan
A bladeless fan (sometimes called an air multiplier) blows air from a ring with no external blades. Its blades are hidden in its base. The first concept was created by Toshiba in 1981 which never actually went on to manufactured production.
October 13, 2009, Sir James Dyson's latest invention, The Air Multiplier, is a desktop fan without blades.
2016 - iThermic eScarf
The iThermic eScarf was first introduced in January 2016 at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada and went on to make its North America debut shortly thereafter in Toronto, Canada.