A few years ago I moved from a rather tropical area of the country to a considerably arid one. I was just glad to get away from all of the extra humidity in the air. Even though temperatures were similar in this new area to the ones I had experienced in the previous region that I lived in, humidity level made a big difference. An 80-degrees day felt much more enjoyable with less humidity then back where I came from, that’s for sure! The air quality just seems so much better. Then I started to deal with something I had not anticipated. Yes, the air was indeed drier, but that can come with a few problems of its own. I started to get chapped lips and nose bleeds, where I had never experienced such things before. My throat would also be extremely dry in the morning. When I visited a neighbor and I told them about these experiences, they immediately suggested a humidifier. They said it was a practical must in this climate to have a humidifier to go along with your HVAC system. They explained that humidifying the air would give me the relief that I desired. I was quick to go out and buy a humidifier. They were not wrong about how much better I felt, that’s for sure! With just the right amount of moisture in the air I did not have a dry throat or nose anymore. I also did not need to carry chapstick everywhere I went! I guess living in a more arid region has its perks, but you still need a humidifier!