Preserving Michelangelo’s Frescoes With the Carrier® HVAC System

When it comes to heating and air conditioning systems, Carrier® is the brand you can depend on. It has a proven record in providing sustainable and energy-efficient products, and this can be easily seen through its client reviews. In fact, it played a key role in preserving one of the most iconic masterpieces in the history: Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Here’s how:

Carrier’s Groundbreaking HVAC Solution

Carrier installed Sistine Chapel’s first air conditioning equipment in 1993 to accommodate up to 700 visitors. Daily visitors, however, has increased over time, and now the chapel admits approximately 20,000 people per day. This has made Michelangelo’s 16th-century frescoes more susceptible to deterioration due to excessive humidity, dirt, and other pollutants.

Because of this problem, Carrier came up with a new HVAC system designed to address the Sistine Chapel’s climate control issues. With its specially designed software and components, it can detect visitor levels and adjust its performance instinctively. Additionally, it comes with energy-saving technologies, allowing it to provide twice the efficiency and thrice the capacity of the old units. With its smart controls, it can maintain a consistent temperature, achieve optimum air quality, and regulate humidity levels. Measures have also been taken to make the system quiet and virtually invisible to tourists.

Carrier’s heavy-duty HVAC system was installed in 2014. Its success means that tourists can continue to visit Michelangelo’s stunning frescoes for years to come, no matter the season.

Trust Only Certified Heating and Air Conditioning Experts

Carrier continues to prove that their advanced HVAC solutions can preserve cultural heritage, which is why at McMaster Heating and Air Conditioning, we always recommend this brand to our clients. As an authorized dealer of Carrier, we can give you access to some of the industry-leading products backed by solid warranties. We also undergo stringent training to stay on top of the latest HVAC technologies and installation methods.

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