I’m not bleaching my house every week thanks to HVAC

When you live where I do, the heat & humidity are a big deal.

It is by far the worst weather situation that we face around here.

However, I will take that any day of the week before I have to deal with a long, cold winter. Still, there is no escaping the hot, humid weather that dominates our weather. Thankfully, we can rely on really good HVAC cooling in order to manage the sizzling heat. However, the HVAC cooling also allows us to do without another big part of the heat. We don’t have to worry about making sure that we are balancing the humidity in our homes. That happens as part of the process as the heat pump cools the house. I’m in my late sixties and I can remember what a problem it was to have the effects of all that humidity. My grandmother’s house didn’t have modern HVAC. She relied on an evaporative cooler and fans to ward off the heat. However, that combination did little to nothing to manage the humidity. The result was a perfect environment for mold & mildew growth. I remember going to my grandmother’s house and always being hit with the smell of bleach. She was constantly cleaning and beating back the mold. We are lucky that this isn’t a part of our lives any longer. Now, we just let the HVAC cooling do the work of keeping the humidity balanced so we don’t have all that mold growth. I can’t imagine how much work it would have been to keep that mold & mildew at bay back then. Thankfully, I won’t have to ever learn just how much went into all that.


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