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How Do We Build a Better Air Conditioner?

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Willis Carrier introduced the world to his revolutionary air conditioner at the Rivoli Theatre in Times Square in 1925 — and the way modern-day HVAC experts tell it, the technology has stayed stuck in the ‘20s ever since.

“Air conditioning technology hasn’t changed much in the last 100 years,” says Josh Teekell, CEO and founder of Mistbox. “Some of the [manufacturers] are really understanding that these are kind of old and even dumb [products]. They aren’t connected, they aren’t optimized.”