When summer comes to an end we start to feel day light become shorter and the chill in the air, it’s that time again to think about readying our homes for the cold months ahead. Every change of season requires some preparation for the following season.
As fall and winter start to draw near it becomes a reminder to to prepare the heat system to make sure it is working correctly. This is also a great chance to replace the filter. Additionally this is a great point in time to think about humidifiers. If you live in a dry climate you might want to consider a whole home humidifier that will work with your heating and air system. If you don’t want a full home humidifier you might merely choose a room humidifier that can be moved from room to room. Remember to get a Honeywell humidifier filter for your filter too.
Making use of a humidifier to keep the moisture at the best level is healthy for a number of reasons. The optimum level of moisture will make the air more comfortable, it will make the air feel more warm which can save money on utility bills, and it can help preserve the wood in your home. Using heaters during the cold months can easily suck the humidity from the air. Not having enough humidity in the air may cause uncomfortable things like sore throats and dry skin as well as warped wood furniture and floors. But using a simple humidifier and a humidistat can help you add and monitor needed moisture into your home.
If you happen to have an indoor fireplace it’s a great time to get that all set for use too. You may need to get wood or other fuel for it, or you might simply need to clean it. As that initial cold night hits you’ll be thankful your fireplace is prepared to be used so you are able to enjoy the comfortable warmth it provides.