This made the hospital a pretty dank place, always warm, always humid, always with terrible air quality.
I am an older fellow, I don’t want to be specific, but let’s just say that when I was first leaving high school the world was a very different place. Going to college was never an option for me and most of my friends, so we graduated and went and got jobs. I worked as an orderly in the local hospital, mostly because the nurses thought I was a big enough lad to help them with unruly patients. I worked there for just about six months, and in that time I saw some things that changed my life. I started working there in the summer, and the place was so old it didn’t have any air conditioning at all. In the doctor’s offices and such they had box style AC units mounted in the windows, but the general rooms for patients had no climate control at all. This made the hospital a pretty dank place, always warm, always humid, always with terrible air quality. This is eventually what led me to start researching HVAC systems, which in turn led me to getting a job with a local contractor. His name was Pete, and although he was a general contractor he had an eye towards ventilation systems and ductwork. He knew the science of it, was college educated, and explained to me that a perfect ventilation system would make up for a lack of heating and cooling. Ventilation wasn’t a replacement for those things, but if you had good enough ventilation it would keep the air constantly moving, which makes a huge difference.