National Comfort Month is in May. If you ever find yourself thinking that the state of your home is lacking and lack the motivation to improve it, don’t feel bad at all. The truth is that many people find it challenging to keep their homes up to date and comfortable for themselves. The good news is that there are plenty of ways to make your home a more comfortable place. National Comfort Month was created to help homeowners do just that, by giving them ideas and the motivation to get started.

History of National Comfort Month

National Comfort Month is an annual event that promotes awareness of healthy, safe, and sustainable home heating options. An association for the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (H.V.A.C.R.) industry organizes the National Comfort Month campaign.The first National Comfort Month was celebrated in May 2015 to increase public awareness about the need for energy conservation in residential and commercial buildings. The campaign has grown over the years as new technologies have been developed, and energy prices fluctuate. It began with a simple idea: to promote energy conservation by raising awareness about how Americans use their homes and businesses to heat, cool, and otherwise condition their indoor air environment.The campaign encourages homeowners to keep their H.V.A.C.R. systems safe and running efficiently. It also encourages people to ask questions about their homes and H.V.A.C.R. systems when considering making home improvements or repairs.The association for the H.V.A.C.R. industry works with local businesses and organizations to provide discounts, special offers, and other incentives for people who want to get their heating and cooling systems inspected. The organization also provides information about how homeowners can save money on energy costs by properly maintaining their heating and cooling systems.In addition to providing information about keeping your home’s H.V.A.C. system in good working order, National Comfort Month also works with local businesses, schools, and other organizations to offer educational programs about home comfort issues such as carbon monoxide poisoning, mold growth, and indoor air quality problems.

National Comfort Month timeline

The First Air-Cooling Apparatus

Dr. John Gorrie designs and builds the first H.V.A.C. device to cool patients while they get treatment for yellow fever.

Air Conditioning is Invented

Willis Carrier, an engineer working for the Buffalo Forge Company in New York, invents modern air conditioning to solve a humidity problem at a Brooklyn publishing company.

Home Air Conditioners Hit the Market

H.H Schultz and J.Q. Sherman invent the first window-type air conditioning units that can be installed in residential units.

May 2015
The First National Comfort Month

National Comfort Mont is celebrated In recognition of the need to conserve energy in residential and commercial buildings.

National Comfort Month FAQs

What is the difference between A.C. and H.V.A.C.R.?

When someone uses the acronym A.C., they usually refer to your air conditioner, which is part of a more extensive system designed to control the temperature in a building. On the other hand, “H.V.A.C.R.” means “heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration, which refers to the bigger system used in temperature control or the industry that produces and services equipment for this purpose.

What is artificial refrigeration?

The term ‘refrigeration’ means cooling a space, substance, or system to a temperature that is lower than the ambient temperature, and then maintaining that temperature. This can be done using natural means, such as underground cellars, or by using iceboxes packed with naturally forming snow or ice. Artificial refrigeration thus refers to doing that using man-made devices or systems.

What are some synonyms of comfort?

The word comfortable can mean “enjoying or providing a position of contentment and security,” just like cozy, easy, restful, and snug. It can also describe anything that encourages serenity, well-being, or complacency.

National Comfort Month Activities

  1. Keep the air moving

    Turn on a fan to help keep yourself cool on warm days. Even if it feels warm, a circulating breeze can make you feel cooler. If you work in a shop or a garage, turn on an air vent to help keep you comfortable.

  2. Dress for the weather

    Be sure to wear light-colored clothing on hot days to reflect sunlight, which helps keep you cool. When you're outdoors for a long time, wear light-colored clothing made of thin materials. Conversely, wear dark-colored, thick clothing for warmth when going out in cold weather.

  3. Stay hydrated

    It's important to stay comfortable during the summer months. Drink plenty of water, stay in the shade and relax in the pool. Keep yourself well-hydrated and take plenty of breaks when you exercise, especially if it's hot out.

5 Interesting Facts About Air Conditioning

  1. Heat impedes learning

    The ideal learning environment isn’t too uncomfortable, which is why schools have a summer break.

  2. The amount of energy used in the U.S.

    It's estimated that more energy is used for cooling and heating in the U.S. than is used for the entire continent of Africa combined.

  3. Air conditioning in the White House

    President Herbert Hoover had an air-conditioning system installed in the Oval Office just after the start of the Great Depression, spending around $30,000 to have it installed.

  4. Air conditioning in a car

    In 1939, Packard Motor Company released the first car with air conditioning, an air conditioning unit large enough to take up half the trunk space.

  5. Temperature control’s role in science and productivity

    The development of air conditioning has led to significant advances in medical technology, longer human life expectancy, the reduced spread of diseases, and increased employee productivity.

Why We Love National Comfort Month

  1. It reduces your carbon footprint

    One of National Comfort Month’s primary advocacies is energy efficiency. By using energy-efficient equipment, you can reduce your carbon footprint and contribute to a healthier planet.

  2. It helps us save money

    Many homes across the country struggle with their heating and cooling costs in different seasons. How would you like to cut down those costs by up to 30%? This is possible if you invest in energy-efficient appliances like heat pumps or air conditioning systems.

  3. It increases the comfort level in our home

    The goal of National Comfort Month is to increase the comfort level in your home. It'sIt's also a great time to think about ways to make your home more comfortable for yourself and your family.

National Comfort Month dates

Year Date Day
2023 May 1 Monday
2024 May 1 Wednesday
2025 May 1 Thursday
2026 May 1 Friday
2027 May 1 Saturday
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