Dry mouth? Bloody noses? Getting those annoying unexpected static electricity shocks? You aren’t alone. During the winter months the air can become extremely dry and stale. Due to the decrease in outside humidity and the hot dry air flowing thru the vents and baseboard the air you are breathing can affect your health and your home. Just one example, many viruses thrive in low-humidity environments, which can increase your chances of catching the flu, colds, and other respiratory ailments. And an overly dry environment can make people more susceptible to infection. Another example, dry air can damage many things in a home, including wood floors, wood trim, paint, furniture, artwork, and electronics. Also, dry air can cost you more money on your heating bill. Many feel cold and will turn up their heat when in reality it’s the low humidity that is making you feel cooler and turning up your heat won’t help as much as you think. Putting in a whole house humidifier can assist in relieving all these problems. It introduces humidity in the form of water vapor into the air at the source—your heating ducts. The level of humidity is then monitored and controlled by your thermostat, just like the temperature is, and an even level of moisture can be released into your house all year long.