It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity.
I have found that old adage to be untrue, because now that I live in the southeastern section of the country, I know that it’s both the heat and the humidity. They work together like a pair of demons, making every day even more insufferable than the day before. Even sitting inside the house all day with the windows shut and the shades drawn doesn’t help – it’s still hot and humid in my own living room! It feels like my thermostat is lying to me, because the digital readings seem a lot lower than I think they should. I did some research online and found that the high humidity levels were making the temps feel hotter, so I ordered a dehumidifier. It worked so well I bought a second dehumidifier the following week, to expand my comfort zone throughout the house. A dehumidifier is pretty small, but I didn’t want to have to move it around the house from room to room. They don’t cost a lot, so putting a dehumidifier at each end of the house was the quickest and easiest solution for the problem. I have to empty the water reservoirs in my dehumidifiers once or twice a week, which is tangible evidence of the great work they are doing! A nice little bonus to these machines is that my indoor air quality is so much cleaner and fresher. Every time I step outside I am reminded of how brutal the weather around here can be, but at least my home climate control system is working well.