Living near the beach has its advantages.
I have always been in love with the ocean, and now I am just a quick 5 minute drive away from it! I rarely go into the water, I just enjoy sitting on the sand and listening to the crash of the waves.
We have an abundance of fresh seafood in this town, something I avail myself of on a regular basis. On the other hand, there are a couple of downsides to living here as well. The ocean regulates the temperatures all year around, so they remain moderate, but the humidity levels are off the charts! I have a dehumidifier in my front room, another one in the den, and a third one in my upstairs bedroom. Even though most HVAC systems have a dehumidifier built into them, it simply isn’t enough to meet my needs. Not to mention the fact that I rarely needed air conditioning at all, the problem was just with the high levels of moisture in the air. Usually I have the A/C off, but keep all the fans in the system turned on, just for proper air circulation. That combined with my multiple dehumidifiers have made a big difference in my home, and made it a little easier to breathe. I always make sure to check and empty the water traps in my dehumidifiers every single day. That is how rapidly they fill up! Buying three dehumidifiers was not cheap, but in the long run it will save me a lot of money by protecting my home from becoming damp and moist.