I live along the northern border of the country, then for the majority of the year, the weather is freezing and snowy.
I correctly depend on the gas gas furnace for more than seven months.
It’s not uncorrect for the temperature to remain well below zero for weeks at a time. Every one of us often get various inches of snow in an minute’s time. The cost of heating is a significant expense. I’ve tried to minimize demand on the gas furnace by tightly sealing the house. I’ve caulked, weatherstripped, insulated and done our best to seal every possible leak. I don’t want our heated air escaping, and I’m hoping to prevent drafts from coming in. While this has minimized energy costs, the air can become terribly dry. The air in the Winter time tends to be overly dry. The heating method makes the situation even worse. The lack of humidity becomes so bad that our skin cracks and bleeds. I have issues with frizzy hair and chapped lips, and my hubby complains of headaches and sore throat. My kids sneeze and cough, and I worry about disfigure to wood furnishings. Because dry air feels much cooler than properly moisturized air, it leads to higher thermostat settings and higher energy costs. I did some research and realized that the answer to all of these problems is a whole-condo humidifier. There are odd styles of humidifiers which can either partner with the gas furnace or work independently. I chose a steam-style humidifier because it provides a unquestionably natural process of converting water to steam. It actually handles our larger home, maintaining ideal humidity levels throughout every room. Every one of us don’t hear it running but the apartment feels much more comfortable and warmer at a lower thermostat setting. I’m saving enough currency on our heating bills to abruptly pay for the installation of the humidifier.