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