If you’re anything like me, you may well not know the difference between a humidifier and a dehumidifier. When my home started to feel extremely dry and uncomfortable last winter, I had to educate yourself about the differences in the two of these useful air quality control items. A dehumidifier was exactly what my home didn’t need. A dehumidifier sucks the moisture from the air. It can be advantageous during humid summers and milder weather, and it is useful in the elimination of mildew and mold in homes that have excess moisture. In my case, the winter weather was drying the inside air out to the degree that my skin felt uncomfortable and also cracked frequently. Because I had my heating system running, the dry air became even more dry. No amount of lotion would help remoisturize my poor face. When I talked to my doctor about a way to improve my situation, she recommended that I call my local heating and cooling company to learn more about a humidifier. When I called, the HVAC technician who answered the telephone was extremely helpful and assisted me in picking out a great humidifier for my home. After using the humidifier as a supplement to my heating and cooling system for some weeks, I noticed an improvement in my health and my mood. My home felt cozier and a lot more comfortable and my skin had been rehydrated. I also noticed a little less static in the house. I was so grateful for the expert advice provided by the helpful heating and cooling technician on the phone as well as for my new piece of HVAC equipment. I don’t know what I would do without my humidifier now!