Many Americans have become so dependent upon air conditioning that it’s difficult to imagine living without it during those hot and sticky summer days and nights. Sure, there are still a lot of people who survive just fine without even a single window AC unit in their homes, but air condition is one of those things that’s hard to give up once you have it.
Window air conditioning units first hit the market in around 1932, but they were too pricey for the average American homeowner to afford — especially since the United States was in the thralls of the Great Depression. However, these new AC units were a hit among movie theater owners, as the cool air attracted patrons in far greater number than before. From a business perspective, the increase in patronage made the investment well worth it.
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