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Re: NFC: Cooler water

They do humidify the air in a house.  I live in Colorado. This summer the 
average humidity outside was 7%...the temp was over 90 essentially the 
entire summer.  This was not good for me, my plants, my snakes, or my fish 
tanks from which so much water was evaporating that they were losing about 
an 1" every 3 days...substantially raising the water hardness.  I ran a BIG 
swamp box (aka evaporative cooler) for the whole house.  It dropped the air 
temp about 20 degrees F if left on low 24/7 and raised the humidity to about 
40%...I also added humidifiers in my house to get my humidity back up to the 
70% mark I like it at.  So depending on where you're at, the added humidity 
can be a good thing.  Also, if you live in an older wood house, keeping the 
house humidified is better for the wood.  These new air-tight houses are a 
completely different story of course.

Just my 2cents,

>From: Mark <mbinkley at columbus_rr.com>
>Reply-To: nfc at actwin_com
>To: nfc at actwin_com
>Subject: Re: NFC: Cooler water
>Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2000 12:41:41 -0500
>Seems like an evaporative cooler would generate _lots_ of humidity.  Guess
>you would have to vent it outside.  Would do a lot to defeat any home
>insulation you might have...

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