There are a lot of reasons to love living in the south.
Our climate from October until March every year is absolutely amazing. It’s hard to beat temperatures in the 60s and 70s and outdoor moisture levels below 50%. I can’t imagine finding a more comfortable region in this country to spend my winter seasons, and I’m not alone in thinking this. Our tourism industry is driven by snow birds, or people who live up north most of the year but spend the entire winter season in a second home down south. They either come in November, December, or January, but often many leave by Easter towards the middle of the spring season. As much as I love the winter here, once we get into May the weather becomes miserable. It’s common to deal with temperatures in the 90s and outdoor moisture levels close to 100% on certain days. It’s absolutely miserable from any perspective, regardless of how nice our winters are by comparison. It’s no wonder why I’m running my air conditioner every single day as often as I can get it to cycle. I recently had to buy a new central air conditioner because the last one wouldn’t remove enough humidity from the house. I was measuring the indoor moisture level at 73% even when the air conditioner had been running for an hour straight. It was clear to me that I needed a new HVAC system that was more efficient and powerful at the same time. Thankfully my new air conditioner has a higher SEER rating and is a powerhouse when it comes to dehumidifying my indoor air.