Living out west we had a problem with hot, dry air.
Now that I live on the coast everything is quite the opposite, plus the temps stay pretty mild throughout the year, while the humidity never takes a break. I suppose there is no such thing as a perfect place to live, even the coastline is remarkably beautiful, especially during sunsets. The sunshine sinking low over the horizon plus disappearing into the ocean is a delight to watch, then does it make up for the humidity, plus the fact I needed to buy two separate dehumidifiers for my house?The salty sea spray makes for a caustic style of humidity, a single that can damage the more delicate parts of your home. Even though my central Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C system has anti-humidity components built into it, that was not enough to conflict off the high levels of humidity. Since paper is truly susceptible to being damaged this way, I keep a single dehumidifier in my study room. The minute dehumidifier sits at the foot on my bed on the hope chest, to keep the clothes in my closet from getting moldy or mildew! Once mildew gets a foothold in your house it can lead to a lot of chronic issues, so the dehumidifier is a necessity. The funny thing to myself and others is how I rarely need to use the heating system or the air conditioning, because the temps are so nice for most of the year. I keep the system fans running for better air circulation through the house, but hardly ever use the temperature controls.