When I was still in college, I was working for this paper company in their distribution warehouse. The warehouse itself was fairly small, with shelves only about twenty feet high. You’d think it would be fairly cool in a printing paper storehouse, but it wasn’t! If anything, the owners of the warehouse must’ve thought that paper could be kept in temperatures warmer than the lower cooking settings for an oven! From the first day on the job, I couldn’t believe how hot it was inside that warehouse. Sure, the lack of air conditioning and intense physical requirements of the job allowed me to lose a considerable amount of weight – but it came with a price! I had to bring a small backpack that came with a reservoir of water, and a drinking straw that connected directly to the water pack. Thankfully, the owners had a few of the other warehouse workers complain enough, and so they invested in several ductless mini-split systems that would help to cool down the warehouse space. These worked in conjunction with large industrial-sized fans that were positioned high on the walls, just under the ceiling. These fans were blowing outside, with the intention to pull hot air from inside the warehouse out and into the outdoor airspace. The two new components of our facility’s A/C system made a world of a difference! I couldn’t believe how much cooler it was in the warehouse, and that it was being cooled by only three of these ductless mini-split systems. I suppose it’s a good thing we all complained, since indoor air quality here has dramatically improved as a result!