When it gets hot around here, I mean it gets hot.
Thankfully, unlike many of my ancestors, I was born in an age of residential HVAC. I can only imagine what those folks had to endure before air conditioning. I know one thing, without HVAC cooling, I sure wouldn’t be doing much of anything at all in the summer. I heard tales from my grandparents about how they had to adjust to the heat and humidity of the summer. It meant a wake up call of 3 in the morning to get to working by 4. The heat of the day had to be spent resting in the shade with a hope for a breeze but at least maybe a hand fan. I can imagine having to deal with that sort of change to my schedule. But I get the benefit of HVAC technology which created the heat pump. While the HVAC technology of the heat pump still relies on about the same dynamic of physics and engineering, it’ still come a long way. There have been dramatic gains in both HVAC technology and efficiency in the 70 or so years that it’s been around. One thing I give thanks for is that the HVAC cooling process also helps balance the humidity level in the house as well. That is so important to keep the green stuff like mold and mildew at bay without being elbow deep in bleach water. The HVAC cooling process helps remove moisture from the air and replace it with cooling but dryer air. That helps to mitigate mold & mildew growth.