Tips for Transitioning Between Two Different Climates


Moving from Minnesota to Florida? From Morocco to Denali? If you’re moving from one type of climate to another, you’ll have to get used to new and unfamiliar driving conditions due to weather, new health and beauty routines and much more.

Whether you’re moving overseas or just across state lines, it can be difficult to adjust to a different climate. Adjusting fully will take time, but you can make the transition quicker, safer and more comfortable by following our tips!

How to Adjust to Living in a New Climate

1. Plan ahead

This is always a good idea when you’re planning a move. To help yourself adjust to your new home, it’s best to plan your reaction to the new climate ahead of time. If possible, follow these tips:

2. Don’t try to match the climate of your previous home

It can be tempting to want to simulate the climate of your previous home in your new space using your HVAC system. However, doing so can spread allergens and encourage bacterial growth… not to mention increase your family’s adjustment time.

To help yourself adjust, change your bedding and clothes to the new climate. For example, if you’ve moved to a place with high humidity and warm temperatures, switch to thinner sheets and clothes!

Keep in mind it takes about 2 weeks for most folks to adjust to new weather conditions. The best way to facilitate your adjustment is simply by keeping your home comfortable—just avoid using your climate controller or humidifier to drastically change your home’s interior climate.

3.   Make your health a priority

Making your health a priority is always a good idea. However, it’s especially important when you’re going through a big change. Schedule an appointment with your doctor before moving to discuss how the new conditions could affect your health.

There isn’t a trick for instant adjustment when it comes to your health, but you can support a healthy transition by minimizing the health risks posed by changes in altitude, humidity and temperature.

Altitude

For most people, decreased altitude shouldn’t cause any ill effects—other than maybe some ear-popping, which comes with initial pressure change. However, if you’re moving to a higher altitude, you might experience some altitude sickness, which can manifest in the following ways:

Humidity

Changes in the humidity might be the first thing you notice after a move. This is because the concentration of moisture in the air instantly impacts your hair, skin and respiration. Depending how extreme the change is, you might need to switch up your health and beauty products to compensate for the changes in humidity. High and low humidity impact you differently; here’s how:

Temperature

Extreme temps can take some getting used to. To protect you and your family’s health through the highs and lows, follow these tips:

Make Your Adjustment Easier with Wheaton!

Don’t let the new climate hold you back! A move can offer exciting and new opportunities, and you should take advantage of those. Once you’re ready to take the leap and relocate to your new home, get in touch with Wheaton!