Growing up down south was very difficult. If not for air conditioning I think it would have been almost deadly at times. This is because I suffer from allergies and heat sensitivity. The air condition helped to filter out pollen and dust that would have caused serious breathing problems and also lower the temperature and humidity in the house. Once I was old enough, I decided to relocated up North to try and escape the horrendous weather down south. I figured it would be better to deal with the snow and cold than to live, confined to my home, just to survive the never ending heat and humidity. The first few years were really great and I was able to enjoy being outside more. As the years have gone by, the summer temperatures have begun to creep up and I almost feel like I am living down south again. This past summer was the worst! We have average temperatures in the upper 80’s and almost ninety percent humidity on most days. Night time temperatures were only dipping into the 70’s and the humidity just didn’t give us a break. This is very frustrating to me as I am now, trapped in the summer and the winter with my HVAC system running. I had to purchase a new air conditioner this past summer and this was an expense that I was not prepared for. My allergies have become worse as the temperatures have escalated and I feel like I moved for no reason. After all, my main reason for relocation was to not have to live in a climate controlled house year round, and now I have the same situation.