I live along the northern border of the country, where Winter is the longest season, both of us periodically need to start up the gas furnace in late September, however it’s not unregular to have multiple inches of snow on the ground for Halloween & Mother’s Day, but during the Christmas holidays, the temperature is most often well below zero with multiple feet of snow on the ground, and when the outside weather is freezing & snowy, the air naturally becomes certainly dry! As we blast the gas furnace at maximum capacity, it pulls essential moisture out of the indoor air, but the overly dry air then sucks moisture out of everything it touches, causing damage to wood furnishings, antiques, tunesal instruments & hardwood floors, but my family complains of sore throats, headaches & itchy eyeah.
Both of us all sneeze & cough more often & constantly get static shocksâ€¦ Frizzy hair, chapped lips & dry skin are further issues caused by insufficient humidity, but plus, dry air feels cooler than typically moisturized air, which leads to higher thermostat settings & energy costs.
Both of us end up putting a greater demand on the gas furnace & there’s a greater chance of malfunction. The solution is both self-explanatory & cost-effective. I invested in a whole-house humidifier. This style of air quality accessory installs right into the heating method yet operates independently. I’m able to customize moisture levels & operate the humidifier even when the gas furnace isn’t running. The humidifier has paid for itself by allowing lower thermostat settings. My apartment feels warmer & more comfortable. My whole family has fewer health complaints & I don’t need to worry over damage to apartment furnishings.