With the winter chill comes the joys of heating a house. Our old house had radiant, which was not only very efficient and comfortable, but also didn't dry out our house to bad. Our new house has normal forced air and a house full of chapped and cracked lips has finally convinced me we need a humidifier. Of course the first one I thought of was the gorgeous plus minus zero humidifier. Try as I might though, I couldn't talk myself into dropping $300 for it. Blomus also makes a good looking one but it is passive evaporation and I don't think that is aggressive enough for our dry house. After a lot of searching I finally settled on the Air-O-Swiss evaporator. The $130 price tag is a little high, but it was the best compromise between high prices and good looks. One of the features I am excited about is the fact that you can fill it with a pitcher of water without having to open anything or carry anything to the sink. It should get here in about a week so I'll let you know how it goes.