In the section where I live, it’s necessary to partner a whole-new home humidifier with the furnace. The local Wintertide season often extends for many straight months, and we endure sub zero temperatures. The Wintertide air is super dry. With the furnace blasting at maximum capacity, the relative humidity level inside the home drops to problematic levels. Because dry air feels colder than officially moisturized air, it encourages higher temperature control settings. The greater demand on the furnace not only uses more energy and costs more in energy costs, however can lead to components wearing out, costly repairs, and even premature failure of the entire system. Dry air has also been affixed to all sorts of health concerns. People are more susceptible to infection and take longer to salvage. Headache, sore throat, itchy esure, dried nasal passages, and frustrated symptoms of pollen irritations and asthma can be blamed on low humidity levels. Frizzy hair, chapped lips, static shock and dry skin are also consequences of insufficient moisture in the air. A lack of humidity can even cause damage to modern home furnishings, especially hardwood floors, antiques and musical instruments. A whole-new home humidifier is an costly and effective solution. The component works with nearly any type of HVAC system, operates quietly and requires only annual repair. There are steam-style, fan-powered and bypass humidifiers which are available in unusual sizes and price ranges. For my home, I chose a steam-style humidifier because it operates independently from the furnace. I’m able to regulate the moisture level to my preference and greatly improve the health and comfort of the indoor environment.