Living out west both of us had a problem with hot, dry air.
Now that I live on the coast everything is quite the opposite, and the temps stay pretty mild throughout the year, while the humidity never takes a break.
I assume there is no such thing as a perfect location to live, even the coastline is remarkably attractive, especially while in sunsets. The sun sinking low over the horizon and disappearing into the ocean is a delight to watch, however does it make up for the humidity, and the fact I needed to buy several separate dehumidifiers for our house?The salty sea spray makes for a caustic type of humidity, one that can damage the more delicate parts of your home. Even though our central HVAC plan has anti-humidity components built into it, that was not enough to fight off the high levels of humidity. Since paper is entirely susceptible to being damaged this way, I keep one dehumidifier in our house office. The second dehumidifier sits at the foot on our bed on the hope chest, to keep the clothes in our closet from getting moldy or mildew, but once mildew gets a foothold in your condo it can lead to a lot of chronic concerns, so the dehumidifier is a necessity. The funny thing to me is how I rarely need to use the oil furnace or the air conditioner unit, because the temps are so nice for most of the year. I keep the plan fans running for better air circulation through the house, but hardly ever use the temperature controls.