[ Understand that I am not involved with the below mentioned company in any way. I just like the product. ]
One of my big pet peeves is wasted water. I'm not consistent about this since I like long showers but I do have a 750 gallon sistern in my garage feeding my outside spickets. That's a subject for a future thoughts column however.
So because I hate wasting water, my old humidifier annoyed me to no end. If you don't have a humidifier in your home you should consider getting one -- especially if you have forced air heat. Humidity is very important for comfort, plants, furniture, health, etc.. Experts recommend humidity levels in your home of 30-50% through numerous studies. Humid air feels hotter and makes the home more comfortable, keeps wooden furniture and floors from drying out and getting brittle, lowers bacteria levels, etc..
Both Desert Springs and the author want you to know that the author has received compensation for writing this article.
Normally I would just have written an unsolicited testimonial along the lines of "Gee, I really love this humidifier." But I wanted to pass on information that wasn't available anywhere else. I had to justify the time to write this piece so I proposed to Desert Springs that I write this article "on spec" and they accepted.
I ask that you accept that I haven't sugarcoated this review. You can Google me (Ralph Shnelvar) and read my political articles. You'll learn that I tell it as I see it.