I felt it for the first time just yesterday.
The temperatures were hovering around 90 degrees which isn’t at all unusual for May in this region. But yesterday was the first time that I really felt the humidity level match the temperature level. And that led to plenty of air conditioning yesterday both at home 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 80 and 90 percent. And sometimes much higher. Thankfully, we only have to deal with this combination for four months in a row. But what I felt yesterday reminded my of what’s in store for the very immediate future. The days of lovely Spring weather are probably over for us. The fact is that I’m going to seal up the house this weekend as my final Summer preparation. I’ll replace 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 thermostat 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 daily. While the cooling is great for sure, I also want the humidity control that comes with air conditioning. I don’t want to let my house get to where it becomes the perfect environment for mold and mildew.