“Winter brings lower temperatures and lower indoor air humidity. Keeping the indoor air humidity at 30-40% minimizes the forced air heating costs, prevents hardwood and solid wood furniture from drying out, and greatly improves breathing comfort and air filtration efficiency. Make sure that circulation of the warm air near the windows is not restricted by shutters or heavy blinds, otherwise, the inner surfaces of the windows may go colder than the dew point and start producing excessive condensation. Besides working against your humidifier and sucking the moisture out of the air, condensation leads to unsightly puddles that damage the window sills and, if mixed with dust, create a perfect breeding environment for mold.”
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