Add a humidifier, add cosy comfort
According to “The Little Green Book” (Creative Homeowner, 2008), winter’s dry indoor air makes us want to crank the thermostat. “Body moisture evapourates quickly and we feel cold,” according to the book, so if you add moisture to the air you’ll feel warmer, and you’ll use less energy in heating your home.
My skin gets pretty dry in the winter, so I think this is good advice for more many reasons. I chose a hot-water mist humidifier last time I purchased one. I think that the type that essentially boil water will not allow mould growth within the humidifier itself, while I’ve seen this problem in the older filter type of cold mist humidifier.
That humidifier worked for a couple of years, but eventually the seals split and it made a big leaky mess. While looking around for humidifier pictures online, I came across these cute ceramic models. They’re basically vases that you hang from your radiator. I know a lot of people don’t have rads anymore, but if you’re like me and you do, this ceramic option seem to make good sense. You don’t need to plug in another appliance to heat the water, there are no filters to change and unless you drop it hard it should last for a long time.