It’s getting hot in Central Texas.
We’ve been lucky this year in Austin. Due to all the rain, temperatures are still slightly below sweltering!
Now that the warmer temperatures have arrived, everyone is thankful for the modern marvel of air conditioning. It is now possible to be burning up one moment and freezing the next as you move between the outdoors and heavily air conditioned spaces.
Air conditioning is such a part of modern life that we take it for granted.
Until it breaks down and wreaks havoc.
Here’s a little history lesson that will give you an understanding of the myriad ways people attempted to cool down before air conditioners arrived on the market.
Given that the modern air conditioner was not invented until the early 20th century, humans have been experimenting with ways to cool down for centuries.
- The ancient Egyptians hung reeds in their windows and wet them with a stream of water. Air … Read Full Post »