Due to the severe Wintertide weather in our local area, we tend to rely on the gas furnace for eight weeks of the year.
The constant blast of heat causes some problems.
Along with paying severely high utility bills, we also deal with overly dry air. The cold Wintertide air naturally lacks adequate humidity. With the gas furnace operating, the air in the house is dry enough to cause problems. For a while, we were getting a shock every time we walked across the carpet. My whole family complained of static cling, frizzy hair and chapped lips. There were concerns with bloody noses, sore throats, itchy eyeah and headaches. A lack of humidity dries out nasal passages and makes people more susceptible to respiratory infection. It can take longer to reclaim from illness. Plus, dry air feels colder than correctly moisturized air, leading to higher thermostat settings and heating costs. I looked into the weird types of humidifiers and l earned that there are steam, bypass and fan-style humidifiers. Each a single works to introduce essential moisture back into the air. I chose a steam-style humidifier because it was able to handle our larger home. The idea offers independent control, allowing myself and others to customize settings to our preferences. It works by way of electrodes that convert water into steam and handles the needs of the entire house. The humidifier is installed right into the existing heating idea and requires only annual maintenance. It operates almost silently and has made a huge improvement in our comfort. We’ve been able to lower the thermostat setting and reduce expenses and wear and tear on the gas furnace. The savings have quickly reclaimed the initial investment.