Last night I went to see a show at a local fine art gallery. The space was not too large. It was approximately 1,000 square feet. There were low ceilings and many bright, incandescent lights. As you know, those type of lights produce a great deal of heat. The temperature in the art gallery was way too high. The people there to enjoy the paintings were obviously uncomfortable. They were sweating and wiping their foreheads, while trying to pretend they were not miserable! The extreme heat and humidity in that small gallery made it very difficult to appreciate the beauty of the original artwork on the walls. I felt badly for the young artist, and could not help but think how much more pleasant the event would have been if there had been any type of air conditioning in that space – ideally a centralized HVAC unit. The cool air that such an HVAC system provides would have completely changed the mood of the crowd. A thermostat set at the proper temperature for a crowd of that size and installed by a qualified heating and air conditioning provider would have made all the difference in the world. If that gallery hopes to sell such expensive artwork, they should really consider investing in a modern air conditioner. The increased comfort of their patrons will likely result in more artwork sales, and that increase in profits will more than make up for the expense of properly installing such an HVAC system.