Monday, July 12, 2010

What if there were no air conditioning?

No joke, it's been MISERABLY hot here in Washington, DC - I'm sure you've heard about our heat wave on the news. But, it's summer in DC, which was brilliantly built on a swamp...that means, every year it is miserably hot and humid for at least a portion of the summer.

We've adapted by developing buildings with air conditioning and massive refrigerators. It's worked out OK for the workers, but it uses unfathomably huge quantities of energy. I ran across a great article in the Washington Post about what would happen if we didn't have AC. I mean, the founding fathers didn't have any when they located the capital city here, so it must be possible, right?

Read on to see just how very possible it might be...and a couple of great tips for how to cool off:

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I completely agree with this. Thank you..!! Imagining the place where there is no air conditioner during the hot and scorching summer is unimaginable. Today, the necessity of the air conditioning unit has been increased in almost every corner of the place like, residential and commercial. Last week, a close relative of mine, purchased an air conditioner from a recognized company and he suggested me too to visit some nice websites like, Premier Air Conditioning, that offers air conditioner installation, repair and maintenance which helps to bring the quality and fresh air in the home or office by increasing the productivity of the work.

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