History of HVAC on History Channel 10 p.m.
April 18, 2002
By Canadian Consulting Engineer
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers is suggesting members sit back and en...
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers is suggesting members sit back and enjoy a television program broadcast on The History Channel tonight (Thursday).
The program, titled Modern Marvels: Fire and Ice, will be broadcastat 10 EDT for an hour. It covers the history of heating and air conditioning, HVAC in homes and buildings, automobiles, airplanes, clean rooms and space suits.
The History Channel describes the program as “Who could imagine life without our ‘man-made weather’? On cold winter nights and hot summer days, we are forever grateful to the visionaries who took two basic elements –
fire and ice – and turned them into true modern marvels . . .as we learn in this chronicle of heating and air conditioning that covers advancements from the home and industry to outer space and beyond!”
The program features interviews with ASHRAE Historical Committee chair Mohinder Bhatti and former chair Bern Nagengast, who discuss the history of transportation air conditioning and refrigeration, respectively.
ASHRAE also provided images from its archives for the program.