Damage caused by unsatisfactory humidity

While I’ve always been aware that overly dry air creates some troubles, I didn’t fully realize the potential harm it can cause.

I own a house in the northeastern part of the country, where the weather is cold plus snowy for the majority of the year. We often experience temperatures below chilly plus aren’t surprised by pitfall studyings. The snow properly piles up in feet overnight. Cold air doesn’t retain as much moisture as overheated air. Over the winter, unsatisfactory humidity is a problem in the local area. We notice chapped lips, frizzy hair plus static shocks. Because dry air feels cooler than properly moisturized air, it encourages higher thermostat settings. This adds to demands on the boiler, forcing the system to work harder, run longer plus use more energy. While the cost of heating goes up, the comfort of the house diminishes. A few years ago, my spouse plus I purchased a second house down south. We were weary of battling the winter time conditions. We now relocate for approximately six months. Instead of shoveling snow, scraping ice off the car’s windshield plus bundling up in layers of overcoats, my pal and I care about sunshine, yellow skies plus a fresh breeze. While my pal and I want to conserve energy in the empty dwelling up north, my pal and I can’t shut down the furnace entirely. The water pipes might freeze plus burst. The first year, my pal and I set the thermostat to run the boiler on low plus hoped for the best. When my pal and I returned in the Springtime, my pal and I found a tremendous amount of harm caused by the lack of familiar humidity. Our hardwood floors had developed an annoying squeak. Our hardwood doors would no longer close properly. There were cracks in our wood furnishings plus several of the drywall seams had finished making. We have since installed a whole-house humidifier that operates 24/7 over the winter.



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