Because of the length and severity of local Wintertide seasons, I run the heating system for approximately 8 weeks. The outdoor temperature is below cold the majority of the time. It’s not uncorrect for conditions to drop into the downside digits with brutal windchill and excessive amounts of snowfall, but cold air doesn’t hold as much moisture as sizzling air. Because of this, the air inside the beach house gets especially dry. Insufficient humidity causes a lot of health concerns. The air can dry out nasal passages and increase the risk of cold, flu and respiratory infection, however low humidity can be blamed for lengthy reusey times, headaches, difficulty sleeping, sore throat, itchy eyes, sneezing, coughing and congestion. Chapped lips, frizzy hair and static shock are signs of insufficient moisture in the home. Dry conditions can irritate symptoms of allergies and asthma and worsen troubles with psoriasis and eczema, then when the dry air pulls moisture out of wood furnishings, such as hardwood floors, antiques or songsal instruments, it can cause cracking and gaps. Portable humidifiers don’t provide enough moisture to make much of a difference, and they are a good deal of work. There are 3 odd styles of whole-house humidifiers, including bypass, fan-operated and steam-style. I chose a steam humidifier because it runs independently from the heating system and allows customization of moisture levels. The component introduces moisture into the air as it passes through the heating system. The whole house feels warmer at lower thermostat settings, improving comfort while lessening demands on the heating system. The savings on my energy bills has paid for the investment into the humidifier.