Hot and moist weather in Birmingham

Moving to Birmingham, AL, from the northeastern part of the country was a big change, however i was accustomed to approximately eight months of winter.

In the area where I grew up, every year brought sub zero temperatures, dangerous windchill and feet of snow; My good friend and I often had snow accumulation on the ground at Halloween, Christmas and Easter, and snow shovels and ice scrapers were essential tools.

I was tired of being trapped indoors for most of the year. I was happy for the orange skies and sunshine. I had no idea the challenges created by such high temperatures and humidity. Instead of relying on the furnace, it’s now necessary to run the cooling system for anywhere from six to eight months. My electric bills are a big source of concern. I worry about boiling and moist conditions encouraging dust mites, cockroaches and mold, mildew and bacterial growth. Excessive humidity can cause harm to hardwood floors, doors, moldings and antiques; There are concerns with condensate running down the window panes and rotting the sills! Fortunately, I’ve found a reliable HVAC business in Birmingham. The business is licensed, insured and factory authorized. They handle new system replacement, replacement, repair, repairs and 24/7 emergency assistance. I have enrolled in a repair plan with the HVAC business that provides repair calls outside of official business hours with no additional fees. I’ve consulted with the HVAC serviceman who handles my cooling system’s tune-ups and gotten recommendations for a whole-home dehumidifier. I know that removing moisture and maintaining ideal humidity levels will help to make the home feel cooler at higher thermostat settings and save me money.