This past year, the summer time season was completely disappointing and the fall weather was way too cold, damp and brief! The winter season weather arrived much earlier than everybody expected… By mid September, it was necessary to start up the gas heating equipment.
With outside temperature consistently below freezing for seven straight months, the heating equipment carried a heavy workload.
It seemed as if the gas heating equipment ran non stop and our energy costs were especially overpriced. I noticed that no matter how high I set the temperature control unit, the property still felt ice-cold. I realized that the air in the property was far too dry. My whole family was frequently coughing, sneezing and complaining of awful headaches. The group of us all had concerns with chapped lips, dry skin and frizzy hair. My youngest son suffered from frequent nose bleeds. Static shock was typical and annoying. I did some research and I actually learned that insufficient humidity levels can be a real danger to health and furnishings around the property. The potential for respiratory infection, cold, flu and frustrated symptoms of pollen irritations and asthma increases when there’s insufficient moisture in your property. Because dry air pulls moisture out of everything it touches, it can cause disfigurement to hardwood floors, antiques, moldings and musical instruments. Since dry air feels more chilly than properly moisturized air, it encourages higher temperature control unit settings. I contacted a local Heating and A/C equipment contractor and asked about whole-property humidifiers! For the size and level of humidity concerns, the contractor proposed a steam-style humidifier, which incorporated directly into the air handler of the gas heating equipment. As the name implies, this category of humidifier converts water to steam and introduces it into the indoor air. Now that every one of us are maintaining typical humidity levels, the beach property feels far more comfortable and I’m saving money on energy expenses.