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Affordable Ways to Add Humidity to Your Home

You might just have the world’s best and most reliable furnace, but still wake up every morning feeling miserable. Why: Bottom line, because indoor heat from a furnace is dry heat, and without some winter time means to add much needed humidity into your living spaces, you’re going to keep right on feeling miserable. At least until spring arrives and you start opening up the windows, and so on.

In the meantime, it’s really quite simple to create some extra indoor moisture. Let’s have a look at some of the simplest and most natural ways:

Don’t run your exhaust fan while taking a shower. Once your shower has ended, leave your bathroom door open to let the steam escape in neighboring hallways and rooms.

  1. Hang clothes up to dry indoors. Maybe not all of them, but enough to moisturize the air until the water has fully evaporated and your clothes are dry.

  2. Add house plants into your indoor environment. This will serve at least useful purposes. First, your home or apartment will simply look better. Next, certain house plants help clean up the air by feasting on the very bacteria and other pollutants that can wreak havoc with your allergies, etc. What’s more, house plants help humidify your space through a process called transpiration, one that releases moisture into the air.

  3. Place pans of water near baseboard heating units or floor vents. Kind of crude, we suppose, but nonetheless highly effective. As the heating unit comes in contact with the water, it causes it to evaporate which in turn places added moisture in the air.

  4. Turn down the thermostat. So simple, but yet so effective at dialing down the amount of dry air you have to contend with. To compensate for less heat, bundle up, weather strip your doors, add caulking to your windows, and otherwise do whatever it takes to remain comfortable.

Just as a reminder, GBT Heating & Cooling can render all of the above unnecessary by installing a whole-house humidifier in your home. It works in conjunction with your furnace to provide comfortable temperatures and perfect (for you) relative humidity levels at the same time. And it won’t cost you an arm and a leg, either. To learn more, obtain a free and no-obligation quote, or schedule installation, contact GBT today.



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