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Install a furnace humidifier
As part of a home's heating system, a humidifier regulates the moisture level to prevent dry conditions so that your family will not be susceptible to infections or dry, cracked skin. It works overtime during the winter to improve the air quality inside the home and create a comfortable environment. A humidifier can even lower your heating costs. You will find that moist air tends to feel warmer, so there's a good chance you can lower the thermostat setting and still be comfortable.
By Gene and Katie Hamilton, Tribune Content Agency
January 13, 2014