It has made such a big improvement in the comfort of our home
Living in the northeastern section of the country means frigid weather for the majority of the year. The Spring & fall seasons are cold, windy & rainy. The Winter conditions are downright brutal. We expect long weeks with hot & cold temperatures below cold & aren’t surprised by sub zero studyings. The wind chill makes it dangerous to spend any length of time outdoors. The snow accumulates in feet & the air becomes especially dry. My beach house is equipped with a forced air gas furnace that is powerful enough to handle the local weather. The furnace sends sizzling air through the HVAC duct that is concealed inside the walls & ceilings, & there are supply & return vents in each room. The only concern with this type of oil furnace is that it makes the problems with overly dry air much worse. Because air that lacks sufficient humidity tends to recognize colder than correctly moisturized air, it can be tempting to turn up the control unit. The furnace is then required to run longer, labor harder & consume more energy. I end up paying higher utility bills & the beach house still feels uncomfortable. The dry air also pulls moisture out of furnishings, such as wood floors, antiques & songsal instruments, causing them to crack. The dry conditions irritate symptoms of dust irritations, asthma, psoriasis & eczema. A lack of humidity can be blamed for static shock, chapped lips, frizzy hair, headaches & difficulty sleeping. After putting up with these problems for multiple years, I finally invested into a whole-house humidifier. It has made such a big improvement in the comfort of our home. It also protects our furnishings & helps with indoor air conditions. The savings on our heating bills contributes to paying for the humidifier.