This is an inexpensive cooling method that is still used around the globe.
Sometimes just sitting still inside the air conditioning is more than enough for me. Those times are far more abundant during the summer. Where I live, the summer heat is super intense and at times even dangerous. I love to get outside. But when the summer heat is up, I make sure that I get outside early in order to be in the HVAC cooling when the heat of the day hits. These are the times that I cherish my peace and quiet inside the cooling comfort of the air conditioning. The other day, while I was chilling in the cooling, I got to thinking just what it must have been like without modern HVAC technology during the summer. I know that if this was the case now, as much as I love it here, I might have to make other arrangement during the summer. But there wasn’t modern HVAC technology until the mid 50’s. Before that, you were lucky to have a fan or at the very best, a swamp cooler. A swamp cooler is an evaporative air cooler that uses the evaporation process to cool the air a bit. This is an inexpensive cooling method that is still used around the globe. But there were many, many people who just had to find a shady spot and hope for a breeze. It sort of makes me feel like a real wimp when I consider how tough that way of life must have been. But more than anything, thinking about all those years ago makes me all that more appreciative to enjoy the HVAC cooling in my home.