[cs_content][cs_section parallax=”false” separator_top_type=”none” separator_top_height=”50px” separator_top_angle_point=”50″ separator_bottom_type=”none” separator_bottom_height=”50px” separator_bottom_angle_point=”50″ style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”false”]What did the world do before modern air conditioning?[/x_custom_headline][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section parallax=”false” separator_top_type=”none” separator_top_height=”50px” separator_top_angle_point=”50″ separator_bottom_type=”none” separator_bottom_height=”50px” separator_bottom_angle_point=”50″ style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” class=”cs-ta-left” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/2″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text class=”cs-ta-left”]In the year 2017, we have the luxury of when it gets too hot outside, all we have to do is step back in the house, and crank up the AC. Sometimes we can take our air conditioning for granted, and forget that modern air conditioning wasn’t even built until 1902. So what did the world do before the modern air conditioning unit was available?[/cs_text][/cs_column][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/2″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text class=”cs-ta-left”][/cs_column][/cs_row][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text class=”cs-ta-left”]The concept of “air conditioning” has dated back to 3,000 years ago. Hand fans were the coolant of choice in China, in addition to that, a second-century Chinese inventor has been credited with building the first room-sized fan! In Middle Eastern construction, windows would be faced away from the sun, and some of the larger buildings would feature a “Wind Tower”. This was designed to catch and circulate the breezing wind.[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”2/3″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text class=”cs-ta-left”]From using hand fans, to jumping in the cool frigidarium during the hot summer, you can come to a conclusion that we should all be thankful for modern day air conditioning. Before the creation of air conditioning units, people had to be very creative to stay cool from the hot blazing sun.[/cs_text][cs_text class=”cs-ta-left”]During the times of ancient Rome, architects had to be very creative to prevent the Summer heat. The wealthy residents would pump cold water through the walls of their homes to freshen their dwellings during the summer months! People who weren’t fortunate enough with currency, would have the ability to cool off through the frigidarium. The Frigidarium was a large cold pool at the Roman baths, where residents went to cool down. There have been studies proving that snow and ice would be imported from the Alps, to keep the water in the frigidarium chilly during the summer!

Fast forward to the brink of the 20th century, and you can see that creative architecture was a great way to prevent high temperatures indoors. There were rooms constructed with high ceilings, to intentionally benefit from the tendency of heat to rise. The hot air would rise and exit through windows that were installed near the ceiling, which would create a natural air flow. Ceiling fans accentuate the effect by pulling the air up in the summer, and pushing it down during the winter! Architects also built front porches to give homeowners relief from the heat. This was an alternative to hot homes, and sometimes was a cooler area than actually being inside the house![/cs_text][/cs_column][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/3″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text class=”cs-ta-right”][/cs_column][/cs_row][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/2″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text class=”cs-ta-center”]From using hand fans, to jumping in the cool frigidarium during the hot summer, you can come to a conclusion that we should all be thankful for modern day air conditioning. Before the creation of air conditioning units, people had to be very creative to stay cool from the hot blazing sun![/cs_text][/cs_column][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/2″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text class=”cs-ta-right”][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][/cs_content]