disclaimer: This is me just venting (ha!). I actually am not a big fan of air conditioning (ha again! I kill me.). Here’s what I really think helps indoor air quality: http://emuarchitects.com/2013/08/20/mold-and-condensation-problems/
I am originally from a hot climate. My home state in the US regularly sees summer temperatures over 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
I remember the wall of heat that plasters your body as you step out the door.
I remember the warnings about the heat index and the idiots who fainted from trying to exercise in the middle of the day.
I remember the glasses of ice that melted in 2 minutes flat.
I remember AIR CONDITIONING.
I remember needing a light sweatshirt to go into a restaurant during summer.
I remember cuddling up under a thin summer blanket to watch a movie.
I remember sitting at a desk and NOT sweating.
I also remember my mom telling me stories about how her ITALIAN father would not let them turn on the AC until the thermometer reached 100. Then, once it was on, everyone had to wear a scarf so as not to get sick from the drafts. At the time I just thought Nonno was a picky old man.
Now I see the truth. He was simply Italian.
Air conditioning will not make you ill. It will not cause your bowels to become over-active. It will not close up your throat and give you a stuffy nose. It will not make your muscles ache. It will not kill you.
Mechanical ventilation and the proper conditioning of the indoor air will, however: prevent you from sweating while still in a cold shower; purify your air and reduce the amount of small particulate matter you breathe in on a daily basis; make you more productive and more focused in your work; and it will make you not want to kill yourself and anyone whose skin touches you.
That’s all I have to say.
(Happy Ferragosto, everyone! Hope you’re having a lovely time sweating.)