Living in Wisconsin (we lived there years ago) meant aeon long winters, heart stopping heating bills, and desert dry air. We used humidifiers to try to add invaluable moisture to the air to help decrease respiratory illnesses or alleviate the symptoms, but also to keep from shocking each other to a fine char. While cleaning the humidifier, it was always disturbing to think about how the wick in the humidifier was growing and harboring bacteria and dispersing it through our air. Now you and I can throw out our old humidifiers because Dyson’s new humidifier uses ultraviolet light to kill bacteria in the water and will also humidify a room up to 172 ft2. Using their Air Multiplier technology and a humidistat, you can humidify your environment evenly and quietly. It has a sleep timer or you could use it continuously for up to 18 hours. And you do not have to use it as a humidifier – you can also use it as just a fan in the summer. It comes with a remote control and will be available for purchase in the fall of 2015 (the price is not yet known). Okay, so don’t throw out your humidifier just yet. To find out more information about it, go to the Dyson website.