Would Houston Exist Without Air Conditioning? – Houston Public Media

Would Houston exist as we know it with out air conditioning?

Houston’s summers can be sweltering and muggy. That is why most Houstonians change the A / C on from June to September, if not the relaxation of the yr. It may not be the most energy economical way to go, but numerous contemplate central air to be an complete ought to in this article.

Of program there was no air conditioning a century ago. Life with out this local climate is challenging to picture, but men and women acquired by, albeit culturally and economically quite otherwise.

In the audio above, then-producer Paige Phelps talks about the role of air conditioning in shaping the Houston spot we dwell in in a report that 1st aired on Houston Matters in June 2015.

These times, Paige is operating for the public radio demonstrate Imagine on our Texas public radio station KERA.

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