Air Conditioning Fun Fact! Ben Franklin’s Chilling Discovery…

“…one may see the possibility of freezing a man… on a warm summer’s day!”

Did you know that… “In 1758, Benjamin Franklin and John Hadley (a chemistry professor at Cambridge University) conducted an experiment to explore the principle of evaporation as a means to rapidly cool an object.  They confirmed that evaporation of highly volatile liquids such as alcohol and ether could be used to drive down the temperature of an object past the freezing point of water.  Their experiment was conducted with the bulb of a mercury thermometer as their object and with a bellows used to “quicken” the evaporation; they lowered the temperature of the thermometer bulb down to 7°F while the ambient temperature was 65°F. Franklin noted that soon after they passed the freezing point of water (32°F) a thin film of ice formed on the surface of the thermometer’s bulb and that the ice mass was about a quarter inch thick when they stopped the experiment upon reaching 7°F. Franklin concluded, ‘From this experiment, one may see the possibility of freezing a man to death on a warm summer’s day.’” (Wikipedia)

In the dog days of summer in Western Pennsylvania, comfort is a necessity, not a luxury.  Especially when temperatures are hot and humidity is high. Properly running air conditioning, in extreme cases, can become more than a matter of convenience.  Gillece is your answer to staying cool, calm, and collected.  We’re ready to restore comfort and convenience to your household with our competent, courteous Technicians – up-front, no-hassle pricing – respect for your home and family – and a job done right, the first time!

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