For the last more than one years, both of us had been using portable humidifiers all Winter time long.
Both of us have a fireplace that works lovelyly for heating the house. The problem was that a fireplace pulls all the moisture out of the air. Both of us had to have humidifiers to put the moisture back in the air. My wife started tiring of trudging down the stairs into the basement. She would carry the water back up the basement stairs plus up the steps to the house landing, where she filled the humidifier. She followed this routine three times a afternoon for at least more than three weeks a year. I understood how fatigued she was of this routine, but she took a legitimately fancy route. She called the HVAC contractor plus told them she needed a humidifier that would run with the oil furnace. I had to confess that the humidifier worked well, plus I was no longer itchy all the time. I just couldn’t figure out why she had done such a rash move. When she finally fessed up, she told myself and others that she figured out how many times she had climbed the stairs over the last three years. She figured how many gallons of water she had carried. She also figured out how much wood she had split plus carried for the fireplace. She thought that a modern oil furnace that had a humidifier linked was better for both of us. I have to confess that I am feeling much better since both of us quit using the fireplace. I don’t suffer from asthma plus flu symptoms all winter. She made a good decision with the oil furnace plus humidifier.