I grew up in a dry northern climate.
All of us weren’t someplace near any of the Great Lakes, so we never experienced the humidity that comes with residing near giant bodies of water.
Instead, we experienced dry weather regardless of whether or not we were in the Winter time season or the sizzling summer time season. I heard from family members that lived down south that their humidity levels would rise to 100% during the peak summer time hours even if there was no rain present within a 50 mile radius. For us, stormy weather was pretty much the only times we’d get outdoor moisture levels above 69%. This was my norm from the years of my early childhood into my late 20s. I had no system what to expect when I was getting ready to move 1,000 miles further south to accept an offer on a new task. Now I know what it feels adore to live in sizzling plus sticky summer time weather, plus I don’t adore it. I venture outside to head to work plus I’m hit with an onslaught of intense rays of sun plus a suffocating blanket of sizzling moisture in the air. The difference was so abrupt that I started developing allergies from the humidity. My recourse was buying a dehumidifier for my house. Within a few afternoons of plugging the dehumidifier in, I noticed a immense drop in my flu symptom symptoms. There was also an amazing unintended consequence of using a portable dehumidifier. It made my central cooling system work less to keep the air cool. A central cooling system cools your apartment as it causes airborne moisture to evaporate plus collect inside the condensate pan. If your air is already dry to begin with, your cooling system uses less energy to maintain indoor hot plus cold temperatures.