I felt it for the first time just sureterday! The temperatures were hovering around 90 degrees which isn’t at all unfamiliar for May in this region, but sureterday was the first time that I genuinely felt the humidity level match the temperature level, and that led to plenty of air conditioning sureterday both at apartment and in the office. This is what we’ll soon deal with all Summer long! From June through September, the temperatures stick to the high 90’s with humidity levels between 74 and 90 percent. And sometimes much higher. Thankfully, my good friend and I only have to deal with this combination for four months in a row. But what I felt sureterday reminded my of what’s in store for the really immediate future. The days of charming Springtime weather are easily over for us. The fact is that I’m going to seal up the household this weekend as my final Summer preparation; I’ll update the weather stripping around all the entrances and even use some spray insulation on a few older windows that don’t seal well, once that’s done, I’ll flip the temperature control over to cooling and just leave it… Up until now, I’ve only used the air conditioning in a case by case sort of way. I like to get accustomed to the higher temperatures to hold the cost of air conditioning down. But with the humidity levels climbing along with the temperatures, it’s time to have air conditioning on the yearly, but while the cooling is good for sure, I also want the humidity control that comes with air conditioning. I don’t want to let my household get to where it becomes the perfect environment for mold and mildew.