While your home's heating system is designed to keep you warm during the cold winter months, it can cause your home to become too dry.
Symptoms you experience as a result can range from a dry nose and throat to colds.
One of the most effective methods of dealing with "dry-home syndrome" is use of a whole-house humidifier. A central humidifier supplies humidity through ductwork in a forced-air heating system. Whenever the furnace blower kicks on, the low-voltage electrical circuit that operates the humidifier does so as well.
The humidifier operates when a room-mounted, moisture-sensing device called a humidistat detects the air is too dry. Homes with no duct work or those heated with hot water or electricity cannot use a central humidifier. In these cases, small localized units are the answer.
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