Tune into a Colorado Rockies game, and you're bound to hear one of the announcers mention the team's most famous piece of lore: They keep their baseballs in a humidor. Cigar aficionados keep their cigars in a humidity-controlled environment to prevent the tobacco leaves from drying out, but the Rockies are more concerned about dried-out balls carrying farther and driving up scores. So far, it's worked, having quelled the offensive binges the park was known for when it first opened. But scientists still can't say exactly why it's so effective.
The problem with forced-air heating is that as it gives (heat), it also takes away (humidity).
By Suzanne Kantra Kirschner & Michael MoyerPosted 01.15.2002 at 2:10 pm 0 Comments
The problem with forced-air heating is that as it gives (heat), it also takes away (humidity). The result: chapped lips, parched furniture, and lots of static electricity. So why not add moisture back at the source? The Humidifier Register replaces your floor-vent cover; fill it with water periodically and it sends moist warm air into the room when the furnace kicks in. Price: $15.