My HVAC tech told me to keep windows closed in Florida because of spores and dust

That’s what I use daily as the western Florida sun beats down on my back.

I lived with different household rules in the midwest. A lot of it came down to being in a completely different environment altogether. Up in our state we were close to a lot of lakes and experienced higher winds than the areas in the state where it was devoid of water. With the cold temperatures and high winds, we didn’t have much of a need for air conditioners unless it was the dead middle of summer and we experienced a day with little to no wind, which amounted to only a handful of days each year. I joked with my heating and cooling technician at the time that I didn’t even need much help with my a/c, it was more about keeping my heating system working at optimum capacity. There were some years when I had no choice but to run the heat in May of June when temperatures would linger in the 40s and 50s at the tail end of the spring season. Now that I’m living in Tampa, Florida, the HVAC company that services my heating and cooling is primarily focused on the air conditioner. That’s what I use daily as the western Florida sun beats down on my back. The HVAC tech warned me about leaving my windows open because of the dust and fungal spores that can get in from outdoors and create havoc for you and your family. Some people don’t try to maintain their indoor humidity, especially in coastal areas near Tampa Bay and Old Tampa Bay. It’s the same in Pinellas County as it is here in Hillsborough County.

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