Drag Queens and HVAC

It’s been nearly 120 years, but I think that the prudery of the Victorian age is almost gone.

One example is the gender-bending art form called “Drag” where a person dresses up to exaggerate a specific gender identity.

American Drag queen RuPaul Andre Charles said, “We’re all born naked, and the rest is drag.” Drag existed way before Queen Victoria and drag queens, like all entertainers, crave the attention of being on stage or in front of the camera. Crossdressers, by contrast, are ordinary folks who have the desire to wear clothing of the opposite sex but without the fanfare. What they and anyone well-dressed have in common is they have a large wardrobe that must be stored properly when not being worn. Clothing and fashion experts agree that a dry environment and temperatures between 70°F to 75°F are ideal for clothing stored in a standard or walk-in closet. If it gets too warm the risk of bugs and moth infestation grows and if it gets too cold the risk of mold and mildew increases. One solution to this is to install a small air conditioning vent to let your HVAC create the conditions that will protect valuable wardrobes. Wool, leather, and silk garments are particularly sensitive to humidity, so the cool dry air needs to flow around and through them to eliminate the risks. A closet HVAC vent makes a walk-in closet a comfortable place to get dressed as well. Your HVAC professional can advise on the costs and logistics of adding one or more HVAC closet vents. If you are thinking of becoming a drag entertainer, please choose the style of someone other than Queen Victoria when you emerge from your air-conditioned closet.


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