Living in the northeastern part of the country means chilly weather for the majority of the year.
The Spring and fall seasons are chilly, windy and rainy.
The Wintertide conditions are downright brutal. Every one of us expect long months with un-even temperatures below freezing and 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 and the air becomes especially dry. My home 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 and ceilings, and there are supply and return vents in each room. The only problem with this style of oil furnace is that it makes the concerns with overly dry air much worse. Because air that lacks adequate humidity tends to assume colder than correctly moisturized air, it can be tempting to turn up the temperature control. The furnace is then required to run longer, labor harder and consume more energy. I end up paying higher utility bills and the home still feels uncomfortable. The dry air also pulls moisture out of furnishings, such as wood floors, antiques and musical instruments, causing them to crack. The dry conditions irritate symptoms of flu symptoms, asthma, psoriasis and eczema. A lack of humidity can be blamed for static shock, chapped lips, frizzy hair, headaches and difficulty sleeping. After putting up with these concerns for various years, I finally invested into a whole-house humidifier. It has made such a substantial improvement in the comfort of our home. It also protects our furnishings and helps with indoor air pollen levels. The savings on our heating bills contributes to paying for the humidifier.