The concept of HVAC has been around for thousands of years. The ancient Romans and Greeks used channels under marble flooring to distribute heat. However, it was until 1902 that the modern A/C idea was launched by Willis Carrier. Today's systems have experienced tremendous technological upgrades that make them significantly different from the older ones. Let's explore the recent HVAC history that has contributed to that.
The most advanced HVAC technology you can buy has little value when ductwork design is neglected. In the past, the layout of residential ducts was often based on a “one size fits all” philosophy. Cost-cutting, not performance and efficiency, was the priority in fabrication and installation.