It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard that throughout my life. As a native of this southern region, there is indeed a sliver of truth to that saying that gets repeated all too often. The truth though is a bit different. For sure, the heat and humidity combine to make the four month stretch over the Summer a bit overwhelming. And air conditioning is a must have. But it’s definitely the heat as well as the humidity. It’s that combination that really does people in. It’s not like it’s in the mid 80’s and the humidity makes it unbearable. Try going to Hawaii. That’s pretty much what they experience all year and it’s called paradise. No, it gets stinking hot down here. The temperatures often hit and stick right next to the 100 degree mark. And they really don’t relent much until into mid September or even October. Living down here means that you best have your residential HVAC situation squared away. Living without air conditioning during the peak heating hours of the day is not something I’m really interested in experiencing. Thankfully, we can count on the heat pump to provide cooling comfort as well as humidity control. The air conditioning process actually balances the humidity inside the house. That’s why it feels so crips and fresh inside when you walk in the door from being outside. Plus, that humidity control helps eliminate an environment that is perfect for mold and mildew growth otherwise. I sure appreciate everything the residential HVAC does for me over the Summer months. And that includes humidity control.