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This is my second winter in my home. Last year I had no issues with my heat and the house was warm and comfortable. This year after I had my gas baseboard heat serviced by a new hire of my plumber, the house is miserable. It is so dry, I wake up multiple times every night to drink water and with a parched throat and dry nose. My kids are suffering from nosebleeds and nobody is sleeping well. I don't see why I need to get humidifiers as we did not have this issue last winter, nor did the previous owner. Any solutions, or something to tell a new plumber might be the issue? Thanks in advance

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Check that you have no CO2 coming from the gas heater exhaust getting into the house. The heating guy should have a meter to check for CO2. High levels of CO2 are very very dangerous.

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first of all, have the thermostacts been checked,if not they will need to be checked,mainly dust can get into them.
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this is a tough call but with 2000 watts in each room there should be more than enough heat .the rooms should maintain a average temp of 73 to 78 degrees temp without weatherazation and that is of course there is no drafts coming from any windows or near a front or back door that opens and closes alot . Basiclly you have it covered but definatley get the house winterize/insulated real good.I would keep 1 or 2 space heaters on hand just incase the person in house feels there cold just to cover yourself ,usually it the female complaining its cold if its not warm enough but there have been some males that need that temp to be 80 degrees all the time.good luck but im sure it will be ok!!

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