Having grown up in southwest Louisiana, really high humidity was all I ever knew. They do sometimes need heat there, but not nearly as much as most places. When we moved to Kentucky, I was so happy because I thought I was getting away from high humidity (and frizzy hair) but, little did I know that we were moving smack dab into the Ohio Valley where humidity levels were as high as they had been in Louisiana most of the time.
In central Texas, it was always dry but we could add humidity with our heater . . not sure how that worked but it did.
Here, we do have high humidity a lot but with the heat running in the house, it gets so dry. This morning when I got up the humidity in the house was 19% – way too low.
I didn’t want to waste propane so I brought the hot plate in and put a pot of water on to boil. Vince said “There’s a brand new humidifier in the garage!” OK .. I didn’t know we had that. He said we bought while we were in Texas . . guess we really needed it because it had never been used.
For a while, we had both the pot and the humidifier going.
We got the humidity up to 39% in no time. That’s good. I can live with that level. I turned off the pot and just left the humidifier going. We’ll see if that, by itself, will keep the humidity around 35 to 40%.