Adding a humidifier

Living in Phoenix, Arizon, we live with especially dry air.

The lack of recommended humidity leads to some problems.

The air tends to pull moisture out of everything it touches, contributing to health problems and property damage. Frizzy hair, chapped lips and static shock are some signs of dry air. Insufficient moisture can also be blamed for headaches, difficulty sleeping, sneezing, coughing and sore throat. It escalates symptoms of allergies, asthma, psoriasis and eczema. As someone who suffers from psoriasis on my knees and elbows, it is especially important to me to resolve humidity challenges. There is also the problem that the air dries out nasal passage, making family members more susceptible to cold, flue and respiratory infections. Recovery takes longer when proper moisture isn’t maintained. Because the air draws moisture out of wood furnishings, such as hardwood floors, doors, moldings, antiques and musical instruments, it can result in cracking, splitting and creaking sounds. In the winter, dry air is an issue because it feels colder than properly moisturized air. While we don’t face especially harsh winters in Phoenix, we require a heating system. If we’re forced to set higher thermostat settings to stay warm, the heater uses more energy, faces extra wear and tear and causes higher utility bills. There are a variety of whole-home humidifiers on the market. For my home in Phoenix, I chose a steam-style humidifier because it uses a very natural process. Water passes over electrodes that create steam and is introduced into the air as it passes through the heating and cooling system. Because of the humidifier, my home is healthier, more comfortable and energy efficient.

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