Like with any other state, living in Bethlehem, PA comes with its own set of challenges. About 5 years ago, I decided to move here to further my career. And though I love the city and I don’t regret moving here, there are certain things I wished I knew. Prior to moving to Bethlehem, PA, I lived in the southern part of the country, so I am used to the heat and humidity. But what took me by surprise about Bethlehem, PA was how dry the heat is. Because I was used to more humidity being in the air, the dry heat felt like torture to me and I wasn’t prepared for it. It took some time to get used to, and thankfully, I have great air conditioning. Having a good A/C is the best remedy to beat the heat that we face in Bethlehem, PA each year. And over the last few years, it seems like it has gotten hotter here. In fact, we have seen some of the highest temperatures in the last few years. And while we have not broken the all time record of 122 degrees, we have seen three digit readings on consecutive days. It has gotten so bad that one county as well as Bethlehem, PA have set up emergency funds to help homeowners fix their air conditioners when they break down. The cost of replacing an HVAC unit can be $10,000+, so it’s nice to see that we will receive help if needed. I am not sure how people survived in the past in Bethlehem, PA having no A/C or devices to help them stay cool. It’s a necessary piece of equipment that we need to remain safe and comfortable in our homes.