When I moved down south, at first, I was skeptical about whether or not I would need a good air conditioning system. I was so used to freezing cold weather and being cooped up with a furnace all winter, that I figured that a little heat and humidity would be a nice change of pace from the bitter, dry cold that I was used to. I have to say that some days this was more or less correct. There were days with pleasant, warm, and balmy weather that made me feel great. Just as often, however, they were days that were hot as blazes and so humid that the air felt like an ocean! Not only did I learn really fast that it was best to invest in an air conditioning system, I eventually also acquired a dehumidifier. I don’t have to use the dehumidifier every day during the hot season, but there are certain days where the humidity is overbearing and switching on the dehumidifier really improves the quality of the air in my home. As hot and humid as it can get around here, I frankly don’t miss the snow and the cold at all. I will admit that it is a bit strange to have anything but a white Christmas, but I certainly do not miss shoveling that stuff off the driveway. The main thing concerning my front yard now is how fast the grass grows in this tropical climate! I sure am glad I can rely on my air conditioning system and dehumidifier, living in the tropics.