One thing that helps for sure is having a gas forge; Good Lord, I can't imagine forging inside using a coal forge in these Texas summers
I remember years ago when I first got hooked I used a small coal forge with an electric blower and kept outside, but I was a lot younger then. Winter times I wanted to bring it inside but my shop wasn't fire proofed like Jerry's shop.
God is good always; always, God is good!
"If thou wilst a keen edge win
forge it thick and grind it thin"