You are truly better off opening your windows for a nice breeze when it feels a bit too stuffy.
Going up into the mountains can be a jarring experience for those who have spent most of their life at sea level. When you’re going several thousand feet up into the air some things can change. The boiling point for water is slightly different, there is less oxygen, your ears may pop from the change in air pressure and so on and so forth. One of the things that struck me about going up high into the mountains during the summer time was the much milder and dryer weather than I was used to. In the same area I visited, the winters can be extremely cold and the snow falls quite heavily. However, during the summer time the weather is extremely pleasant, most of the time. I was struck by how little HVAC was needed up there. You are truly better off opening your windows for a nice breeze when it feels a bit too stuffy. I swear, I got a really good night’s rest doing this at night, though I needed an extra blanket! I am simply not used to climates that can naturally create the environment that we try to create using our climate control systems and dehumidifiers within our homes during hot and humid weather. It was quite delightful. I took note of the fact that in many of the places that I visited up there, air conditioners were not even installed, though heating systems took a higher priority for sure. I’m sure the people that live up in those mountains extensively use their heating systems during the winter, but at the least, they get some very pleasant weather during the summer!