One of the suggestions on how to save on home heating costs this winter is to run a humidifier. A humidifier will not only add needed moisture back into the cold, dry air of your home, but it will make the air feel warmer. Moist air will also make you feel more comfortable, since dry air can cause your eyes to itch, dry skin and can irritate your throat and nasal linings.
An article on Humidifiers from the Mayo Clinic suggests you regularly replace your humidifier due to deposit build-ups that can lead to bacteria growth in the appliance.
Some other tips from the MayoClinic.com include:
- Change humidifier filters regularly.
- Drain and clean humidifiers before storing them.
- Change humidifier water often.
- Use distilled or demineralized water.
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Visit the Alliance to Save Energy website for energy conservation tips.