I grew up in a dry northern weather conditions.
The people I was with and I weren’t anywhere near any of the Great Lakes, so both of us never experienced the humidity that comes with residing near big bodies of water.
Instead, both of us experienced dry weather regardless of whether or not both of us were in the Winter season or the sizzling summer time season. I heard from family members that lived down south that their humidity levels would rise to 100% while in 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 75%. This was my norm from the years of my early childhood into my late 20s. I had no idea what to expect when I was getting ready to transport 1,000 miles further south to accept an offer on a modern job. Now I recognize what it feels enjoy to live in sizzling as well as sticky summer time weather, as well as I don’t enjoy it. I venture outside to head to toil as well as I’m hit with an onslaught of intense rays of sunshine as well as a suffocating blanket of sizzling moisture in the air. The difference was so startling that I started developing flu symptoms from the humidity. My recourse was buying a dehumidifier for my house. Within a few mornings of plugging the dehumidifier in, I noticed a substantial drop in my flu symptom symptoms. There was also an amazing unintended consequence of using a portable dehumidifier. It made my central a/c toil less to keep the air cool. A central A/C cools your condo as it causes airborne moisture to evaporate as well as collect inside the condensate pan. If your air is already dry to begin with, your A/C uses less energy to maintain indoor temperatures.