Me and dampness have never really gotten along, if you know what I mean. I was a fragile child, in terms of my health, and I spent a lot of time indoors. My breathing always was weak, but when it was damp and rainy outside it got a lot worse. In this part of the country it rains a lot, which means I spent most of my time inside, away from other kids. Sometimes the warmth of the house was not enough, so my folks had to take me to see a specialist. He advised them to make a few small changes around the house, and to get a dehumidifier for my room. Even a small dehumidifier unit would be good for stripping that extra moisture out of the air in the house, and make it easier on my lungs. These days I have a very nice central HVAC system, and it handles all of my special needs with a press of a button. That is just a turn of phrase, in reality I was able to program all my specifications into the smart thermostat, and since then I don’t have to do anything. All of my temperature control parameters are locked in, as well as the indoor humidity levels and overall air quality. The smart thermostat is a computer that remembers everything, and regulates every aspect of the house air quality whenever needed, I don’t have to lift a finger. I sure have come a long way since I sat that first dehumidifier on my nightstand so many years ago.