Glad we got a humidifier

Living in the northern section of the country, the winter season is a big deal and a challenge.

The frigid weather lasts for the vast amount of the year.

All of us expect to run the oil furnace for approximately 8 weeks and face temperatures down to negative 20 degrees. During the winter, the outdoor air is naturally honestly dry. Inside the home, the lack of humidity is worsened by the constant operation of the oil heater. The air becomes so dry that the people I was with and I get a shock every time the people I was with and I walk across the rugs. Insufficient moisture in the air causes a lot of problems. It can dry out hardwood floors, furnishings, antiques and instruments and result in damage. It dries out nasal passages and makes our family more susceptible to respiratory infection. Dry air aggravates symptoms of dust irritations, asthma, eczema and psoriasis. It can be blamed for migraines, sore throat, itchy eyes, chapped lips and difficulty sleeping. Plus, overly dry air feels colder than respectfully moisturized air, leading to higher temperature control settings. The oil furnace is then forced to work longer hours, run more often and eat up more money. I end up paying higher energy bills for inferior comfort. I finally invested into a whole-lake home humidifier. I chose a steam-style humidifier to handle the size of our home. The plan works by converting water into steam and introducing the moisture into the air as it passes through the HVAC ductwork. The whole home feels more comfortable and warmer. I’ve been able to lower the temperature control setting by more than 2 degrees. The cost of the humidifier has been offset by the savings on our heating bills.

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