I recently took a two-week tropical vacation, and stayed in a hotel near the ocean. Every day, the temperature was in the mid-eighties, with bright sunshine and blue skies. At night, the temperature stayed quite warm, but there was always a wonderful breeze blowing. Most often, I slept with the balcony doors open, and didn’t bother with the air conditioner. I woke up every morning, feeling refreshed and energized. Now that I am home, the outside temperature is in the high seventies. The skies are overcast and there is no hint of a breeze. The humidity is horrible, and I sweat just standing still. I can’t get by without running the air conditioner, at all times, day and night. I frequently wake up during the night, drenched in sweat. In the morning, I find it difficult to drag myself out of bed. I have no energy, and I am exhausted. Despite keeping my house nice and cool, my air conditioner cannot handle the excess of humidity. My house is damp and sticky, and I never feel perfectly comfortable. Stepping outside is excruciating, and I spend most of my time in the swimming pool. I know that I need to invest in a dehumidifier in order to regulate moisture levels in the house. Since I recently purchased a humidifier to add moisture during the winter months, I am reluctant to buy yet another air quality accessory. The weather in my area is a constant challenge. Because of the freezing cold winters and overly humid summer months, I spend a fortune trying to maintain a comfortable home.