I don’t know about where you are, but here in Wisconsin, we have had an unusually cold and dry-air winter. Now, yes, I do live in Wisconsin, so I am “used” to the cold, but this has been significant. So much so, that for myself and my kiddos, we have had our noses dry out to the point of bleeding and coughs that are difficult to soothe. One of the best ways to cure that is to get some water into the air by the use of a humidifier. Crane, a leader in the industry of small appliances, including humidifiers, sent me their Germ Defense Cool and Warm Mist Humidifier in exchange for my honest opinion.