Where Does Your Town Rate in the 3rd Annual Ranking of America's Sweatiest Cities?

Where Does Your Town Rate in the  3rd Annual Ranking of America's Sweatiest Cities?

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The summer season has its perks – longer days, beach trips, and family vacations – but when a heat wave hits, Americans across the country are likely to run into sweaty situations.

To help prepare for the expected perspiration, the marketers of Honeywell Fans, Helen of Troy Health & Home, a subsidiary of Helen of Troy Limited have partnered with the environmental consulting company, Environmental Health & Engineering (EH&E), to determine which cities across the nation have the greatest sweat potential.

"To identify the sweatiest cities across the nation, we looked at data in a number of national records to determine the percentage of homes without central air conditioning, the popularity of public transportation and citywide bike sharing programs, as well as the cities with the 'hottest' professions," said Dr. Ted Myatt, ScD, who lead the study by EH&E and the marketers of Honeywell Fans. "Similar to previous reports, information from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association and the U.S. Census Bureau were used to determine a city's average summer temperatures and population density when identifying the 2017 Sweatiest Cities."

The results are in and based on all of the considered factors, New York, N.Y. is expected to be the sweatiest city in the country this summer. Ranking first in population density and public transportation usage, and in the top five for percentage of homes without central AC, it's clear why New York City topped this year's list. New York City is also called home by some of the 'hottest' professions per capita, including air traffic controllers and personal financial advisors, whose high-stress positions are sure to increase the sweat factor.

Where else can Americans expect to feel the effects of the summer's heat? Below is a list of the top ten sweatiest U.S. cities:

1. New York

6. Philadelphia

2. Washington, D.C.

7. Atlanta

3. Chicago

8. Tampa

4. Miami

9. Houston

5. Boston

10. New Orleans


For those dreading the long, hot summer days, there are easy and affordable options to help keep your cool this season. Whether you are shoulder to shoulder with commuters on your way to work, heating up at the office, sitting at a sporting event, relaxing in the sun on the beach, or headed to a backyard barbecue, a floor fan or portable fan is one innovative solution to help combat the summer heat without breaking your budget.

Read more about home ventilation.


Topics: Building Green, Going Green, Healthy Homes, Heating & Cooling, Indoor Air Quality, Sustainability Trends & Statistics, Ventilation

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