For Black History Month, We Celebrate Two Great HVAC Inventors

Monday, February 8th, 2021

black-history-month-textModern HVAC has seen some huge technological advancements, that allow homeowners like you to live more comfortably, safely, and efficiently. But none of this would be possible without the important contributions of innovative minds along the way. Two of these great minds are David Crosthwait Jr. and Alice Parker.

David Crosthwait Jr: HVAC Design

David Crosthwait is considered an industry icon, having obtained 119 patents worldwide, many of which led to the efficient design of our modern HVAC units. He invented temperature-regulating devices from the thermostat control to an improved boiler system.

Alice Parker: Gas-Powered Furnace

Educated at Howard University, Alice Parker grew up in Morristown, New Jersey, and the ineffectiveness of her fireplace in the chilly New Jersey winters inspired her to find a better solution—or rather, design a better solution. She created the natural gas furnace, that could heat different room by connecting a single unit to air ducts to better circulate the warm air. This is the foundation for today’s central heating systems!

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