There are multiple important factors when it comes to indoor comfort. The most obvious one is temperature, which we try to maintain using the heating and cooling systems. The other mostly overlooked factor is humidity. If the air is too humid, it might cause mould and mildew growth. Mould can cause health and respiratory problems, as well as some physical damages to your home.
If, however, the indoor air is too dry, it can affect you in many ways, including drying your skin, worsening asthma and allergies, as well as damage to wooden parts of your house and furniture.
But that is just the beginning. Low humidity can cause your flaky skin, chapped lips, sleeping problem, snoring, and the list goes on. Static electricity also builds up when it the dryness of the air increases, which can be annoying when it comes to laundry and curly hair.
By now it should be evident why you need to have a humidifier in your house. There are a few different versions of humidifiers that you can purchase for your home. They all do almost the same job but in a different way.
This humidifier produces warm mist and sprays it in the air. This mist is great for treating cold and flu, and the process tends to be quieter. The issue with these humidifiers is that they can cover a small area, usually only a room. They also need frequent cleaning, which is not a very easy task.
These humidifiers use a filter to trap impurities and minerals and release a cool mist in the air. These humidifiers are usually noisier than warm air humidifiers, but they are easier to clean and better for warm environments. The filter needs to be changed regularly. If you have children in your home, then cool mist humidifier is a better option for your house.
This humidifier covers your entire house because it is connected to central heating and cooling system. These tend to be more expensive than other option, but it regulates the humidity throughout your home and usually doesn’t need to be filled with water, as it is connected to a water tap.
These humidifiers work with the help of ultrasound vibration, sort of like a speaker. They are virtually silent and are almost maintenance free. The ultrasound creates water droplets which in turn are put in the air by a fan.
What are the benefits of using a humidifier in your home?
In case it is not clear so far, let’s look further into the benefits of humidifier:
1-Humid air feels warmer in the winter
When there is more humidity in the air, our body sweat evaporates more slowly, leaving us with the feeling of warmness. This could also reduce your utility bills in the winter months.
Breathing more humid air throughout the day could keep your throat moist, which in turn reduces the chance of snoring at night. Also for those who breathe through their mouth instead of their nose, it becomes hard to overcome the dryness. Adding more humidity to the air creates a better environment for your throat overall.
3-Cold or Flu
If you get a cold or flu, you should sleep in a humidified room to recover faster. Humidity helps in reducing congestion and breathing easier. Those suffering from Allergy will also be more comfortable when there is more
Dry air could cause dry skin, which is likely to cause cracks or wrinkles on your skin. Sometimes more humidity can act better than applying lotions and chapsticks.
Did you notice that in the winter you constantly get zapped by static? That is again because of dry indoor air. Avoiding this in the winter without a well-regulated humidity is hard. Use a good humidifier and leave the lightning outside.
Dry air can crack and damage wood furniture, doors and moulding. A humidifier will keep your wood pieces in good shape for many years to come.
Contact Greensaving Home Services and learn about the options we have for humidifiers.
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