Living in the northeastern area of the country means cold weather for the majority of the year.
The Springtime & fall seasons are cold, windy & rainy.
The Winter time conditions are downright brutal. We expect long weeks with 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 apartment is equipped with a forced air gas furnace that is powerful enough to handle the local weather. The furnace sends hot 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 heating system is that it makes the concerns with overly dry air much worse. Because air that lacks sufficient humidity tends to assume colder than respectfully moisturized air, it can be tempting to turn up the temperature control. The furnace is then required to run longer, work harder & consume more energy. I end up paying higher energy bills & the apartment still feels uncomfortable. The dry air also pulls moisture out of furnishings, such as wood floors, antiques & musical instruments, causing them to crack. The dry conditions irritate symptoms of allergies, 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 concerns for several years, I finally invested into a whole-apartment humidifier. It has made such a crucial improvement in the comfort of our home. It also protects our furnishings & helps with indoor air pollen levels. The savings on our heating bills contributes to paying for the humidifier.