Humidifiers are notoriously reliable but still fail on occasion. Failure is almost always traced back to repeatedly overlooking routine maintenance.
Your humidifier can actually help reduce winter energy bills. Humid air feels warmer, so you can turn down the thermostat without turning down the comfort inside your home. A humidifier working at peak efficiency will reduce your utility bills, so it pays to keep it clean. In addition:
- You breathe healthier, cleaner air
- Your wood furniture and floors maintain their moisture content (and shape)
- You avoid dry mouth, throat, and nostrils during winter nights
- Your skin will be less likely to crack/split