Surprising Environmental Control Solutions
It is a true blessing to have interior atmosphere controls for your home or business. There are many countries where no such HVAC solutions exist, and people have to simply make due in the existing conditions. But then there are hybrid solutions where some interior atmosphere solutions have been configured.
If you’ve never traveled to South America and seen the pyramids amidst the jungles, it’s definitely a worthwhile trip. Massive stone juggernauts peak above the trees while the wildlife saturates every square centimeter of space surrounding them. It’s a hot, steamy part of the world—but some ancient cultures here found AC solutions.
They would build structures such that the way wind passed over and through them naturally resulted in cool ventilation. These were larger structures, and not representative of every archeological find in the region.
Still, it’s fascinating to consider that interior atmosphere controls were part of architecture in these ancient times. And they weren’t restricted to South America, either. India also had some astonishing interior climate control techniques.
Some builders are using ancient techniques like these to help inform modern building solutions. In India, 1,500 year-old techniques are being used to induce microclimates. Basically, water passage helps change ambient air temperature, and when water evaporates, it immediately cools the surrounding atmosphere.
But solutions like these require large volumes of water, and expensive building techniques. There’s an event horizon after which sustainable ancient techniques become cost-effective, but before that event horizon they’re ultimately more expensive.
For example, you could install a water-passage cooling solution if you lived near a river, but you’d have to spend thousands directing the water, and creating passageways through which air can flow naturally. Then you’d have to spend even more safeguarding your home in the event of a cold season.
While it’s instructive—and sometimes fascinating—to consider the innovations of the ancients, it’s not always practical. Certainly, an excursion abroad to observe such solutions is worth your time. It will likely make you thankful for the HVAC options you have at your fingertips, too.
There really is an astonishing level of cost-effective utility in modern climate control solutions for the home. Many solutions of this kind are additionally designed to stand the test of time, and should problems arise, cost-effective repairs are just a phone call away from professional providers. You can even find such repairs on a 24/7 emergency basis.
Texpertsac.com, the digital face of Tex-Perts Cooling & Heating, points out that air conditioner repair should come from: “…licensed professionals who will exceed expectations and offer 100% satisfaction guarantee[s] for the work they perform.” Such service will ensure the job gets done right the first time.
There weren’t any repair professionals like this in ancient times! Or, if there were, the repairs were necessarily much more intensive. For example, evaporative cooling of large-scale bodies of water could require architectural rebuilds; and should a drought come, all bets were off!
Inspiration And Remodel
When you are considering home remodel solutions, internal climate control can be a wise choice. The modern world definitely has an edge on the ancients. But it would be wise to take some tips from these diverse cultures. Sometimes airflow can be manipulated through the placement of windows or the shape of rooms.
It might be worth your while to take a trip abroad just for purposes of inspiration. There’s a certain attitude which says ancient cultures didn’t have the kind of understanding to source the sort of solutions seen today. Well maybe that’s true mechanically, but they certainly had ingenuity! So travel to see them, and then be thankful for the HVAC you have locally.