Jan 2, 2007

There Goes the Sun

(Toledo, OH) It seems like years since it's been clear (apologies to the late George Harrison), but the sun appeared just before dusk today in the heart of the Rust Belt.

I took this photo with a 2x zoom lens, catching the setting sun as it disappeared between my neighbors' houses. The glowing red-orange orb seemed warm enough to ignite the branches of the trees in the foreground.

The few times it has been clear of late seemed to occur in the evening. The full moon lit up the landscape around here last night, but the skies clouded over by morning. Still, with January temperatures in the mid-40s to low-50s for the next week, you will not hear me complaining much about the weather.

Speaking of winter, many of us dread the dry skin and sore throats that accompany the low humidity, and use humidifiers to combat these problems. I have found humidifiers to offer relief from these and other health problems caused by low humidity.

The following site offers useful information on furnace humidifiers. You can learn about whole house or single-room humidifiers, as well as popular brands such as Holmes, Hunter, or Honeywell.

Be sure to visit HumidifierInformation.com for more tips, since they were kind enough to sponsor this post.


Stephanie said...

I've never had much luck with humidifiers. Between few household outlets and children that both climb and dump...it doesn't make for a pleasant combination in our household.

Do said...

Because of the configuration of the closet our furnace is in it is totally cost prohibitive to add a humidifier there - although I would gladly pay the price.

We use a stand alone unit that does the job, but the noise and the inconvenience of filling the tanks gets to be a drag.

-Sepp said...

Anytime is a good time to quote George Harrison HM!

Hooda Thunkit said...

With each remodeling project our house has gotten tighter trapping moisture within.

Now, I need to dehumidify year-round, just to keep the house from feeling clammy in the cooler months.