After college one of my friends received several job offers.
He went into aeronautical engineering and there was a large company in the Pacific Northwest that offered him a great job and relocation fees to come work for them.
Now we all grew up in Texas so he was less than prepared for the drastic climate change he encountered. You see, as beautiful and green as it is at his new place, it is also that wet. The constant rain and cooler temperatures are the reason that all the vegetation flourish up there. When I went for a visit and saw his home I never wanted to leave. The scenery was unbelievable. I did notice that he had a couple of large dehumidifiers at his home. When I asked about them, he said that although it didn’t really get hot enough for an air conditioner, the amount of moisture in the air from all the rain made his whole house feel damp all the time. When he had purchased his house, he had an HVAC specialist come in to check out the HVAC system. They told him that the furnace was in really good shape and as long as he kept up with annual maintenance it should last him several years, but, the fact that he didn’t have a dehumidifier to dry the house out, could cause problems with his walls and such due to the build up of molds and mildew. They sold him the units that he has and he said that he hasn’t had a problem with moisture since. Tempting as it was to stay, two weeks of gloomy mornings was enough and I headed back to the heat and sun of Texas.