Living in an section that has severely long plus freezing winters, the lack of humidity in the air is a problem, but with temperatures down to twenty-five below zero, the two of us need to keep the gas furnace running nonstop for at least many months, the heated air sucks the moisture out of the house, overly dry air feels cooler plus leads to higher thermostat settings.
The gas furnace then needs to toil harder plus uses up more energy; I spend money more for less comfort plus there’s a greater chance of a gas furnace malfunction.
There’s also a lot of health issues caused by insufficient humidity levels. Headache, sore throat, itchy eyes, sneezing, caught plus respiratory infection are all consequences of dry air, and frizzy hair, chapped lips, bloody noses plus static shock are the result of a lack of humidity. Following the recommendation of a professional, I invested into a whole-house humidifier. Because of the square footage of my house, I chose a steam-style humidifier. I prefer that the high temperature required to turn water into steam kills off contaminants for a more sanitary style of humidification, then plus, I can customize the level of moisture that’s introduced to personal preference. I’ve saved enough on my monthly heating bills to reuse the cost of the humidifier. The house is so much more comfortable. It feels warmer at lower thermostat settings plus there’s less strain on the gas furnace. Hopefully it will run more reliably plus last longer. For the style of weather the two of us endure every year, a whole-house humidifier is a necessity. It makes the Winter more tolerable.