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Do you use a humidifier in your home? The steam valves were removed from the radiators in this co-op, so we just get the heat and no steam. It’s been so dry in here my sinuses began to bleed. Been breathing much better since getting the humidifier. Much safer than boiling water on the stove.




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      Kandykahne 5 wrote Jan 15, 2011
    • I do sometimes in the bedroom only at night. The doctor said it would be a good idea for sinus purposes. Be careful with your furniture though if you run it all the time as too much moisture can warp it and you have to keep the humidifier clean or it can put out bacteria into the air.




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      Kyah wrote Jan 15, 2011
    • I have the warm mist humidifier on a plastic Parson’s table and use a fan to circulate the steam throughout the bedroom. It has a setting where you can bring it up to a certain level of moisture and it will pop on and off to maintain it. I had it on the floor but it didn’t seem to be doing any good there (and I was worried about my hardwood floor). The manufacturer recommends cleaning every week and I plan on doing just that. So far so good; I’m not waking up with my nose feeling like a desert cave.




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      Vikki Hall wrote Jan 15, 2011
    • Ugh! I hate that feeling. We have a humidifier but I also put bowls of water out by the vents




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      Momofthreeprincess wrote Jan 15, 2011
    • Water on the stove, by the vents and a humidifier in the kids room.  My youngest gets sick every winter with pneumonia her doctor suggested for us to use one in her bedroom when she slept.




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      Tuliplady wrote Jan 15, 2011
    • I don’t have a humidifier, but if the air in the house starts feeeling too dry, I’ll boil a couple pots of water on the stove.




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      Linda L wrote Jan 16, 2011
    • My daughter uses a humidifier in her bedroom at night. Too much use can cause mildew on the closest wall so it needs to be cleaned.




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      Kyah wrote Jan 16, 2011
    • This is the first apartment I’ve lived in where the radiators are not shooting up steam. The last place the radiators spewed steam so much it rusted a metal cabinet nearest to the big radiator in the main room. Then they would leak constantly, so I cut the one in the kitchen off. I had to keep a window open just to breathe in there. Now in this place keeping a pan of water on top of the radiator just isn’t enough. When I come home, the hygrometer is so low the reading is two dashes. After taking a shower it’s up to 24% but drops quickly and by morning it’s back to the two dashes. I’ve read the moisture content should be between 30-40%, I settle for 28%, keeps my hair from raising. Just to test it, I cut the humidifier off last night and when I woke up my nose and throat was stuffed and irritated (hygrometer was at 17%), so the humidifier is doing what it needs to do.




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      Kathy Holmes wrote Jan 17, 2011
    • Ugh - ever since we moved to Vegas, we’ve had to live with 2 humidifiers - warm in the winter and cool in the summer. We have to apply deep moisturizers all over our body twice a day - it’s been quite a challenge - hate being so dry. We also had to stop using soap in the shower - instead we use some special shower gel.

      Hope you get relief soon!




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      Marya1961 wrote Jan 17, 2011
    • We have also been a bit dry in the house, but the baseboard heating, which we have is much better than the forced air..I can live without the central air in the summer.




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