It’s sort of hard to fathom just what it must have been like for our Grandpa to grow up around here, i’m closing in on 60 and have seen a world of change come to this region, then so it’s sort of staggering to think what it must have been like when our Grandpa was coming up, and for one thing, he had to spend the summers without any sort of residential Heating and A/C.
It’s sort of hard to imagine what it would be like to deal with these sort of summers and no heat pump.
I do not think I ever lived inside a cabin that did not have central air conditioning system. But even our father did not have residential Heating and A/C until he was a grown manâ€¦ We’re lucky to have a heat pump and the Heating and A/C technology that provides cooling comfort to our homes. In this region, that is absolutely our largest Heating and A/C concern. For many weeks while I was in the summer, you need plenty of air conditioning system just to get by. But like I said, residential Heating and A/C has not always been around, but the earliest heat pump was invented early in the 20th century. But it took until the 1950’s to refine the Heating and A/C technology enough that it could go inside a home. Before that, there was no air conditioning system to be seen. Folks up north had boilers or gas furnaces for heating. Where I’m from, I think everybody got by with a pot belly stove that also provided cooking as well as heating. Those were far simpler times and I’m sure the action was limited while I was in the summer. Without air conditioning system, I think I would be always looking for a shady spot and some breeze.