If you live in a region where the heat plus humidity are a big deal then I’m sure you are as thankful as I am for current Heating plus A/C.
I simply can’t begin to imagine just how strenuous it had to have been to get through heat season 76 or 73 years ago.
I wonder if that boomboxtype of the southerner rocking in a chair under a fan during the heat of the day comes from that old reality. I simply can’t imagine getting a whole lot accomplished if I had to deal with that level of heat plus humidity armed with a fan. My Grandfather used to tell stories about how the community he lived in thought they were fancy because they had a swamp cooler. A swamp cooler is an evaporative cooler that mildly reduces the temperature indoors. However, it is nothing compared to the current day Heating plus A/C heat pump. Plus, our heat pumps are doing more than simply cooling the air inside our homes. While the Heating plus A/C is cooling the air, it’s also balancing out the humidity. It’s just section of the process plus all of us get that benefit automatically. The heat pump starts the cooling process by removing hot air energy from inside the house. It then exhausts that heat energy outside through the Heating plus A/C cabinet outside the house. Well, as it is doing this, it’s also removing big chunks of moisture along with that heat energy. That too is then exhausted outside. That leaves the apartment with a much more balanced humidity level. This also means that all of us have to deal with a lot less mold & mildew.