I grew up in a dry northern climate.
Every one of us weren’t somewhere near any of the Great Lakes, so the two of us never experienced the humidity that comes with living near sizable bodies of water.
Instead, the two of us experienced dry weather regardless of whether or not the two of us were in the Wintertide season or the moderate Summer season. I heard from family members that lived down south that their humidity levels would rise to 100% during the peak Summer 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 78%. 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 guess what it feels care about to live in moderate plus sticky Summer weather, plus I don’t care about it. I venture outside to head to work plus I’m hit with an onslaught of intense rays of sunshine plus a suffocating blanket of moderate moisture in the air. The difference was so abrupt that I started developing dust irritations from the humidity. My recourse was buying a dehumidifier for my house. Within a few afternoons of plugging the dehumidifier in, I noticed a sizable drop in my dust sensitivity symptoms. There was also an amazing unintended consequence of using a portable dehumidifier. It made my central air conditioning unit work less to keep the air cool. A central a/c cools your beach house as it causes airborne moisture to evaporate plus collect inside the condensate pan. If your air is already dry to begin with, your a/c uses less energy to maintain indoor hot plus cold temperatures.