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Old 10-16-2009, 03:20 PM
 
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Is this a silly question? We're moving to NOVA from the desert and wondering if we should bring our humidifier or leave it here. So, do you need a humidifier when you have a cold? (Every square foot counts on that moving truck, you know?)
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Old 10-16-2009, 03:42 PM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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It does get dry during the winter (The cold air can't hold as much water, I'm not sure why it gets dry inside, but it does in my parents house), my parents used to run a humidifier just because of that. Presumably if you have a problem with the dry air when you have a cold, and if you get colds in winter then you would probably want one.
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Old 10-16-2009, 04:05 PM
 
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It will cut down on sore throats. But, if you know how to program your thermostat properly; you will have less dramatic changes in room temp, and you won't have to get up in a cold room.
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Old 10-16-2009, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Dudes in brown flip-flops
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I would bring it. I notice my skin gets a lot drier in the winter here, and sometimes it and my nasal passageways can get uncomfortable. If humidifiers are cheap (I really have no clue how much they cost), then maybe you can leave it at home, but I think you'll want to use yours here.

Also, in six months or so you may end up buying a dehumidifier! It makes things a lot more pleasant indoors in the summertime.
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Old 10-16-2009, 04:48 PM
 
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Dehumidifier? Interesting. Never heard of that. This will be an adventure (especially because I have naturally curly hair but like to wear it straight. Oh dear.)
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Old 10-16-2009, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Brambleton, VA
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We use humidifiers in our bedrooms for winter, and a dehumidifier in the basement for summer. We find them both to be absolutely necessary.
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Old 10-17-2009, 08:57 PM
 
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I have a humidifier installed in my furnace and LOVE IT. Tried not to use it one winter... and found that my throat is very dry in the morning without it once I turn the heat on. So I would say yes to the humidifier.
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