Orland Park, Illinois is well-known for the dire winter season weather, however my fine friend and I expect temperatures in the low teens or even below zero.
My fine friend and I often set records for the amount of snow accumulation and severity of the wind chill, but it can be dangerous to spend much time outdoors.
My fine friend and I are forced to remain inside and rely on the furnace for more than six months of the year, then when the weather is cold, the air doesn’t contain as much moisture; The lack of humidity can create some concerns inside the house, however static shock, chapped lips and frizzy hair are some of the consequences. There are also health concerns, such as frustrated symptoms of asthma, flu symptoms, psoriasis and eczema. Sore throat, difficulty sleeping, migraines, congestion, sneezing and coughing can often be blamed on insufficient moisture… Overly dry air can cause hardwood floors to crack and squeak. It can harm hardwood doors, moldings, antiques and musical instruments; Plus, dry air feels colder than properly humidified air, leading to higher temperature control settings and more extravagant heating bills. The added demands on the furnace increases wear and tear, the risk of malfunction and need for premature replacement. I’ve realized that living in Orland Park means needing a whole-household humidifier. My fine friend and I chose a steam-style humidifier that adds a actually natural-style of moisture into the heated air before it enters the many rooms. The component operates silently and allows customization of humidity levels. It requires only annual service. I have it took care of while in the fall, at the same time as the heater; Because of the humidifier, I’ve been able to lower the temperature control setting and yet the entire living space feels more comfortable.