The Carlyle Compressor company has a rich history that goes back to the inception of air conditioning technology. One of Carlyle’s co-founders, Willis Carrier, was the scientist widely credited with the invention of electrical air conditioners in the year 1902. Years later, he and six other engineers pooled together to form Carrier Engineering Corporation in 1915. One of the most significant developments of this venture was the invention and use of refrigerant compressors in their air conditioning machines. Willis Carrier and another founding partner, J. Irvine Lyle, would go on to create Carlyle, a combination of their last names, a compressor company within the Carrier Engineering Corporation. The use of refrigerants and compressors revolutionized climate control machines forever. Since it was discovered that refrigerants could be cooled to much lower temperatures than water through phase changes between gas and liquid, refrigerant compressors have been a vital component of refrigeration and air conditioning units. Carlyle has been a leading innovator in the field since this revolutionary discovery.