How dry air conditions really affect you

In my state, the long and cold winters are a brutal. By the middle of fall, it’s necessary to start up the furnace.  The heating system may need to stay on for six to eight straight months, and is a shield against temperatures well below zero.  To cease paying a fortune in energy bills, it’s necessary to take some measures to eliminate any leaks. Also, due to the dry winter air, poor ventilation and furnace running on high, humidity levels inside the home drop far too low. The recommended relative humidity for a healthy, happy environment is somewhere between forty and fifty percent.  During the winter, as a way to lessen condensation on the windows, humidity levels can be tuned a bit lower than forty percent. The humidity level in my home without assistance is below twenty percent, and the dry air is not pleasant at all. You tend to get dry, itchy skin, damage to furniture, and greater risk of catching cold or the flu. Plus, as moisture is stolen from the skin, it makes us feel colder.  We then turn up the thermostat, which increases monthly power bills. To combat the negative effects of excessively dry air, I installed a powerful humidifier, which connects directly to my house’s furnace. The humidifier does its job by sending essential moisture into the air to maintain ideal relative humidity. As a result, I’ve been able to turn down thermostat several degrees and have stayed healthier. Because the furnace now does not get blasted, I can expect it to operate more reliably and have a longer life. Living in dry, below freezing temperatures, a whole-home humidifier is as health and helpful as a dependable heating system.

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