[LMB] OT: Confession re: my list of how to live in a hot climate

Jonathan Niehof jtniehof at gmail.com
Mon Sep 19 21:00:07 BST 2011


On Mon, Sep 19, 2011 at 1:32 PM, Bert Ricci <razenna at earthlink.net> wrote:

> A question to those who grew up at the beginning of air conditioning.  Remember "swamp coolers",
> which worked by blowing the outside air through a wet pad?
> They exchanged a small part of the heat for humidity, and sometimes
> made the home more uncomfortable than no air conditioning did.

Doesn't take much remembrance...still used in much of the southwest.
Plenty of places in NM have central evaporative coolers, including the
building I'm working in. More common than "refrigerated air."



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