Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on June 15, 1969 · Page 173
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 173

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4-0 the Arizona Rtfnblfc ALL hlJill UN a Pfcoenbt, Sunday, Jtffle IS, 1969 WORLD'S LARGEST "ROOM" — Houston's famed Astrodome, is cooled by what could be called the world's largest room air conditioner. The Carrier system, with a capacity of 6,600 tons, maintains a 72 degree temperature all year for such "outdoor" events as baseball, football, rodeo and soccer. Air conditioning cools all activities Thousands of years span the gap between man's first attempt to cool himself with a palm fan and the development of scientific air conditioning by Willis Carrier in 1902. But in the 67 years since that date air conditioning has grown to serve nearly every type of space in which we work, play and live. "As leader in the business of controlling indoor weather, Carrier Air Conditioning Company has pioneered most of the major air conditioning markets," according to Edwin E. W*«i, president of Ware & Warren Distributing Corporation, Arizona Carrier distributor. The first installation of air conditioning was in a Brooklyn printing, plant, and the first market was American industry, W$:e said. Today, residences account for nearly 60 per cent of the 9 million tons of cooling capacity installed in this country each year. Industrial plants are now in second place as a market for air conditioning, followed by schools, office buildings, stores, hospitals, government buildings, hotels and motels, he added. Virtually unknown 15 years ago, classroom air conditioning is today one of the industry's fastest growing markets. A recent study showed that more than a third of new elementary school classrooms and about half of the secondary school classrooms being built now include climate control. Nearly 100 per cent of new college and university academic buildings and more than half the new dormitories under construction are similarly equipped. The demand for air conditioning has created a need for a wide variety of equipment to meet all requirements, Ware said. Equipment has been installed in everything from mushroom farms in Pennsylvania to Houston's famed Astrodome to giant skyscrapers like Atlanta's 41-story First National Bank, San Francisco's 43-story Wells Fargo Building, the 50-story Republic National and First National Bank buildings in Dallas and Chicago's 100-story John Hancock Center. Some 23,000 special room outlets providing automatic temperature control will be installed under office windows in the twin 110-story World Trade Center towers under construction in New York. In addition, the demand for comfort cooling has created a completely new business — selling refrigerated water for air conditioning multi-building complexes. Central plants set up for this purpose are now located in Hartford, Conn.; Houston; Washington, D.C.; Omaha, Nebr.; San Antonio and Los Angeles and environs. New plants are currently planned for Tulsa and Oklahoma City. Air conditioning is also reaching into new and unusual applications, Ware said. In Houston, a 56-acre amusement park called Astroworld is equipped with 2,400 tons of cooling capacity to cool all shaded outdoor waiting areas, picnic umbrellas and many rides. And in Johnstown, Pa., the Johnstown campus of the University of Pittsburgh is equipped with a heat reclaim system that takes excess heat from lights and students in classrooms and uses it to heat dormitories several hundred yards away. X t- ui Folks . . . Let's Be Cool! AIR CONDITION YOUR 3 BEDROOM HOME COMPLETE (To Existing Electrical) < * EXAMPLE Monthly Payments — Nothing Down 5 YEARS-$21.22 PER MONTH [Includes Interest) , . Leading Brands Only-One Day Installations Free Estimates--19 Years Actual Experience • FHA APPROVED • LICENSED & BONDED • 24 HOUR SERVICE DEPT. • 7 YEAR FINANCING All Our Work 100% Guaranteed CURRIE'S 4704 N. 7th Ave. AIR CONDITIONING § Phone 2774827 Arizona ranks a cool ninth nationally Newly half the homes hi Arizona now have some type of refrigerated air conditioning to rank the state ninth in per cent of homes with comfort- cooling. Approximately 240,000 families in the state, or 49.3 per cent, now live in housed or apartments cooled by room air conditioners or central systems. One market report shows 171,000 homes have whole • house systems while 69,000 others have one or more room units. Arizona ranks first in per cent of homes with central air conditioning. The number of Arizona homes with air conditioning ris about doubled in the past five years. Home air conditioning is now a $1.9 billion annual business and the industry's largest market by far. Nearly 21 million U.S. homes, or 34.3 percent, now have some type of air conditioning. Last year alone, about' 3 million room units and 850,000 central systems were installed in houses and apartments. The 10 highest ranking states in per cent of homes with air conditioning and the number this represints to each are: 1. Louisiana, 83.4, «50,flOO; 2. Texas, 611 2,682,OM; 3. florid*, M.9, 1,280,000; 4. Oklahoma, 59.4, 481,000; 5. Tennessee, 5.1.7, 629,000; 6. Kansas, Sli, !»!,000; .?. Nebraska, 51.6, 243,000; 8. Missouri, 49.9, 739,000; 9. Arizona, 49.3, 240,000; 10. Alabama, 46.6,463,000.' Refrigeration a necessity A great majority of savings and loan firms urge home builders to include central refrigeration air conditioning in their new homes, according to results of a U.S. Savings and Loan League survey. The survey indicates that air conditioning is considered a "necessity" in many areas, and is an "investment" that is nearly always recovered at resale, rather than an "expenditure." Two thirds of the respondents to the survey "strongly" advocate including central refrigeration cooling in new homes, and two thirds considered the air-conditioned home a better mortgage risk. They indicate that nearly all appraisers give full credit for the cost of central refrigeration cooling "when making a home evaluation. GOETTL AIR CONDITIONING Custom Built FOR ARIZONA lest for long hot summers We'll Give You '150 For Your Evaporative Cooler (Trade in on Purchase of Central Air Conditioning) with small units that cool only on* room! IN WITH CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONING ) OUT with inefficient, humid evaporative cooling! both heating and cooling NO DOWN PAYMENT NO PAYMENTS UNTIL AUGUST (which means at least two full months of cool, clean comfort at no initial cost to you) ONE COMPACT PACKAGE • Dries and cools air for summer • Controls heat for winter • Eliminates excess humidity • Cleans air of dust and smog FAST, ACCURATE, GUARANTEED ESTIMATES 24-hour service with complete mobile units... usually with no need to remove your unit for TWO FREE MONTHS of Central Air Conditioning call: AUTOMATIC AIR CONDITIONING PHONE NOW: 278-3511 4120 N. 38th DRIVE "IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO REFRIGERATE" with LEJDEIII available from ARIZONA'S Leading Dealers featuring the "ECONOAIR" Combination Electric Heating-Gas Cooling CaHYour PAYNE AIR MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST See Pages 36 6* 37 in the Yellow Pages Distributed by the PAYNE COMPANY 1521 N. MACK CANYON HIWAY Serviced Only by Air Management Specialitts MODELS for EVERY NEED: • ALL GAS- Cooling & Heating ALL ELECTRIC Cooling & Heating ELECTRIC Cooling • GAS Heating PAYNE Covers the field if if s for COOLING or HEATING or BOTH PAYNE has it BETTER for LESS!

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