Actually too much of a good thing; basement is too cold

When I came up to visit my mom at home for a while I was expecting that the outdoor air temperature would be a relief.

I personally live down in the South where it’s oppressively hot and humid every day during the summer.

More significantly, the summer lasts for most of the year. After 6 months of high temperatures and equally high humidity, you start to get sick of the whole ordeal. That’s when I decided it would be a good idea to go see my mom in the far North and enjoy some of the cooler, less humid conditions. Well, that hasn’t worked out in any way. Since I got here, it has only gotten hotter every single day. It’s actually more miserable outside here than it is back in my semi-tropical home town. Because the outdoor air quality has been so terrible, there’s been no choice but to use the central cooling system every day. This would normally be fine, except I have been staying in the ice cold basement. When I say ice cold, I mean that it’s inherently extremely cold and moist down there. When the air conditioning system is running, the downstairs climate is uncomfortably bitter with frigid air. I literally can’t be down there unless I am covered in a pile of heavy blankets. As such, I have to stay upstairs with my mom to find the right level of indoor air quality control. It’s great to have such cold conditions for sleeping at night, but I’m worried about my indoor air whenever I do go back home.


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