Winter is just around the corner, which means the air will start to become dry. Dry air can cause a variety of health issues including respiratory symptoms or dry skin. Humidifiers add moisture to the air, which can help.
Effects of Low Humidity
Dry air can cause moisture to evaporate from the skin and can cause respiratory symptoms to worsen over time. The dry air can also cause issues in your home, including static electricity, peeling wallpaper and cracks in paint and furniture. Adding moisture to the air with a humidifier can counteract these problems.
Benefits of a Humidifier
Humidifiers can benefit people who experience:
- Dry skin
- Irritated eyes
- Dry throat
- Frequent coughs
- Bloody noses
- Sinus headaches
- Cracked lips
Humidifiers can also benefit your home:
- Wood floors & furniture may last longer
- Wallpaper will be less likely to crack
- Less static electricity buildup
- Houseplants may become more vibrant
While humidifiers offer a range of benefits, it’s important to monitor your home’s humidity level. Excessive levels of humidity can make breathing difficult and some allergy symptoms worse. Common allergens, including dust mites, mold and mildew thrive in damp environments. According to the EPA, the ideal indoor humidity level should be between 30-50%. Humidity levels above 60% are too high.
There are many types of humidifiers available, including Ultrasonic Operation. Instead of electricity, these units use vibrations to vaporize water. This makes it much safer than hot water humidifiers, which can be extremely hot to the touch. Ultrasonic Humidifiers are also usually much quieter than traditional humidifiers.
Doesn't produce heat
Safer for kids and pets