I live along the northern border of the country, where Wintertide is the longest seasonâ€¦ The people I was with and I sporadically need to start up the furnace in late October, however it’s not unofficial to have several inches of snow on the ground for Halloween and Mother’s Day.
During the Christmas holidays, the temperature is most often well below zero with several feet of snow on the ground.
When the outside weather is freezing and snowy, the air naturally becomes honestly dry, then as all of us blast the furnace at maximum capacity, it pulls essential moisture out of the indoor air. The overly dry air then sucks moisture out of everything it touches, causing disfigure to wood furnishings, antiques, musical instruments and hardwood floors, my family complains of sore throats, headaches and itchy eyes. The people I was with and I all sneeze and cough more often and consistently get static shocks! Frizzy hair, chapped lips and dry skin are further complications caused by insufficient humidity. Plus, dry air feels cooler than constantly moisturized air, which leads to higher thermostat settings and energy bills. The people I was with and I end up putting a bigger demand on the furnace and there’s a greater opportunity of malfunction. The solution is both simple and cost-effective. I invested in a whole-house humidifier. This type of air quality accessory installs right into the oil furnace yet operates independently. I’m able to customize moisture levels and operate the humidifier even when the furnace isn’t running. The humidifier has paid for itself by allowing lower thermostat settings. My lake house feels warmer and more comfortable. My whole family has fewer health complaints and I don’t need to worry over disfigure to lake house furnishings.