Long time readers may recall a post where I griped about appliances that have replaceable filters for no apparent reason. One of the targets of my wrath was a room humidifier. It makes water vapor; why does it need to make filtered vapor? I finally threw the damned thing away because it was getting expensive to feed it filters. This may seem like a silly thing to have to many of you. You live in a coastal region, or possibly the deep US south where it’s always humid. Let me tell you, the western US can get dry. This isn’t limited to summer either. When the temperature drops below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, and stays there for a month, it gets dry. Noses start to bleed, and sinus problems escalate. (Just a little detour to help you understand). Last winter, I got by with a tea kettle boiling all the time, but this isn’t the safest option. Old What’s Her Face* found a Target flyer and showed me these humidifiers that were on sale. We went to Target, and they do not have a filter to replace every six days or so. Best of all, they were cheap.
The vent on top looks like the graphic from Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. At the sale price, I actually bought two of them. My wife and I both noticed an immediate improvement in our sinuses. If they croak; they weren’t that expensive to begin with. They were only slightly more expensive than a filter for that old POS. They are small too, and tuck out of the way easily. Many of you won’t have dryness problems. Those of you who do might appreciate this find. *Not my wife’s actual name.