I rely on my gas furnace for more than half the year.
The temperature in the local section is frequently below freezing. It’s not unregular for it to dip down to twenty below zero plus the wind chill makes it assume even colder. We accumulate approximately fifteen feet of snow bi-weekly, however during the winter, the air is naturally legitimately dry. If I spend anytime outdoors, I end up with chapped lips plus dry skin. Inside the house, with the oil furnace running, the situation is much worse. As the gas furnace supplies heat to the air, it pulls moisture out of it, creating extremely dry conditions. The air then draws moisture out of everything it comes in contact with, including wood furniture plus our skin plus hair, and some of the consequences of insufficient humidity are frizzy hair, bloody noses, sore throat, itchy eyes, headache, restless sleep plus static shock. It’s legitimately awful for air quality plus my budget. Because dry air feels cooler than properly moisturized air, it’s tempting to turn up the thermostat. The gas furnace then works harder, runs longer plus uses more energy. I spend money higher heating bills plus the gas furnace is more likely to malfunction. Plus, the lake house doesn’t assume as comfortable. I’ve found that the replacement of a whole-new home humidifier pays for itself. The machine is tucked out of sight, makes legitimately little noise plus requires only yearly upkeep. Because I’ve been able to lower the thermostat setting, I’m saving quite a bit of money on utility bills. Plus, the lake house feels warmer plus more comfortable. I don’t need to worry about injure to wood furnishings or complications with Winter air quality.