In the aftermath of a historic snowstorm that slammed the metro area on Friday, air conditioning giant Eds Air Conditioning said it will shut down its Denver and Denver International Airport-based Denver Center air conditioning units by the end of 2022.
The company has been running older models since it started running them more than 20 years ago.
The Denver Center units have been around for 25 years.
The announcement came just days after Eds CEO Kevin E. Kuchera made the announcement to local media.
The announcement came as Eds reported that its Denver Center unit, which operates out of the same Denver Center as the Denver International airport, will retire its air conditioner and shut down operations by the first quarter of 2021.
The air conditioners were installed during the early 1970s, when Denver International was the first airport to be connected to the interstate system.
It was the only airport in the nation to do so.
Eds said in a statement that the Denver Center will operate as a one-stop-shop for air conditioning in all major cities and regions.
“We have a large footprint in Colorado, with more than 100 locations, and we are thrilled to be working with our customers to help make our air conditioning solutions even more efficient and dependable,” the statement said.
“As an airline, we have a responsibility to our customers and to the environment.
With the help of technology and advances in air conditioning systems, we are confident that our air condition units will continue to serve our customers well into the future.”