Sunday, July 18, 2010

Air conditioning

I saw a small article on coasttocoastam, and it got me to thinking. We live in our little air conditioned spaces at home and at work. Air conditioners are the worst energy consumers and emit terrible amounts of heat. Remember back in the "ole "days of no AC's, people had windows open and ate supper on the porch. Kids played outside and everyone found excuses to be outside in the cooler air. There were trees for shade and activities were planned under them and around them. Short sleeves and shorts were the normal attire, houses had fans going everywhere, high ceiling homes were the coolest, they had plenty of air flow thru them. The electric bills were dramatically lower and people got to see each other more and say hello.
Oh well-just me ranting in my air conditioned home.