I live in a southwestern state and every single summer, I ask myself why do I put up with living in this hot, humid climate that makes me feel icky most of the year. It is hot and humid, at the very least, nine months of every year, and the three months in the midst of the summer can only be referred to as brutal. For me, there is no such thing as relief from the heat other than two things: swimming and air conditioning. If I just could spend those three months swimming inside of a pool all day, I would without a doubt do it. Unfortunately, I am expected to be at this place identified as the office. The workday really prevents me from spending lots of time within the city swimming pool. The other thing that ruins my swimming adventures is the daily thunderstorm that happens where I live nearly all day in the dog days of the summer season. That means my only source involving relief is the air conditioning. The HVAC systems in my neck of the woods comprise of heaters (which I never use), air conditioners, in addition to dehumidifiers. Many people may not fully grasp the fact that the central air conditioning systems where we live include dehumidifiers because our air is indeed humid. I did not learn about the dehumidifiers until I went around to visit the southeast, where cooling units include humidifiers. They barely have moisture in the air, so they really need humidifiers. You can more or less drink our air, so we want dehumidifiers. Between the rare day when weather allows me to swim my heart out, and the indoor air conditioning systems, I manage to survive the southwestern summers.