Living in a cold-weather area, all of us rely heavily on the heating plan for about eight straight weeks.
When the temperature is below chilly, the air is naturally absolutely dryâ€¦ Cold air doesn’t retain as much moisture as warmer air.
With the oil furnace blasting at maximum capacity, the humidity levels become problematicâ€¦ Overly dry air pulls moisture out of everything it touches, including furnishings, hair as well as skin. There is the concern of wood floors, moldings, doors as well as antiques drying out as well as cracking, however frizzy hair, chapped lips as well as bloody noses can be blamed on a lack of essential humidity. There is an increased risk of health troubles such as headaches, congestion, sore throat, sneezing as well as coughing. It can negatively impact sleep as well as irritate symptoms of pollen irritations, asthma, psoriasis as well as eczema. It can be tempting to raise the thermostat setting, which makes humidity concerns worse. The oil furnace then runs longer, uses more energy as well as increases utility bills! Portable humidifiers only affect one room as well as require a good deal of service. Whole-house humidifiers install right into the heating plan to introduce moisture as the air passes through. They maintain optimum humidity levels in every room, decreasing comfort as well as air quality. I looked into bypass, fan-style as well as steam-style humidifiers as well as ultimately chose a steam-style option because it operates independently from the oil furnace. All of us can customize humidity levels to preference. Plus the equipment only needs service once per year. The humidifier operates almost silently. It makes the lying environment believe perfectly boiling at lower thermostat settings. The savings on the daily utility bills are helping to cover the initial cost of purchase of the humidifier.