Do you use a cold air humidifier in the winter time?

humidifer - cold air humidifier
@CharRay7 (1549)
United States
December 13, 2009 12:04am CST
I live in Illinois and we get an intermediate type of winter here. I just noticed the last few days how dry it is in my house. My lips are always chapped even though I use lip balm and my hands are dry and cracking, even though I use hand lotion. I ran out to Wal-Mart and purchased a reasonably priced cold air humidifier and started it up. Within a couple of hours, I already feel better. Does anybody else use a cold air humidifier in the winter? What months do you use it? Does it really seem to help? Happy MyLotting! Char
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@LadyMarissa (12161)
• United States
13 Dec 09
WELCOME BACK!!! MISSED YOU WHILE YOU WERE GONE!!! Living in Georgia, our weather is rather mild compared to a good portion of the country. However, cold is relevant. Two weeks ago today we were at 70. Today 29. I know in some areas 29 is considered warm, but NOT here!!! I use gas heat & yes I have a lot of trouble with dry skin. Instead of buying a cold air humidifier, I sit a bread pan of water on top of my heater. That helps replenish the humidity into the air in the house. Occasionally I sit a pot of water on the stove & let it boil. That helps too. I also take a good hot shower & use baby oil on the driest areas of my body just as soon as I get out of the shower. The baby oil helps hold the moisture in.
@CharRay7 (1549)
• United States
14 Dec 09
Hi my friend, I live in Illinois so I think we have a little colder winter weather than you do. If I tried to put a pan of water on my heater vents, I'm afraid one or all of my five dogs would either drink it or spill it. I never thought about using baby oil. I might have to give it a try. Thanks for your response! Happy MyLotting! Char
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@LadyMarissa (12161)
• United States
28 Dec 09
THANK YOU for the BR Char!!!
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
13 Dec 09
Hey Char! I think that is a good idea, but have never used one myself! And quite honestly, my apartment is always so cold that I wouldn't be able to stand even a tiny bit more of cold air blowing no matter how much I could use it! There are way too many drafts in my apartment and the heat that is given is never enough, even though I do get stuffy and have trouble breathing! But, as far as I know the cold air humidifiers are supposed to be good for people who have allergies and sinus problems!
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@CharRay7 (1549)
• United States
14 Dec 09
Hi Opal, Thanks for your response! I'm not sure that the cold air makes my room any colder or not. I still use a space heater in my office when I'm at the computer, which is most of the time. It does seem to help with my breathing and sinus problems. Happy MyLotting! Char
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
13 Dec 09
I don't use anything but our house is the opposite it is very damp, all my sugar and laundry soap gets really hard like a rock
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@madteaparty (2761)
• Japan
14 Dec 09
Where I live people complain about winter being dry, but it`s humid compared to my home country, so while others need one of those clod humidifiers, I don`t need it. However, in my home country I used a hot air humidifier in winter, as it would make my room humid and hot.