Often homeowners spend an exuberant amount of money on decorations, putting a lot of thought into colors and themes. However, homeowners often forget about the air quality in their homes, not knowing that their health and comfort rely heavily on their air quality.

Humidifiers are not only effective in alleviating symptoms like dry skin and eyes. Humidifiers are also effective in creating more comfortable living conditions for adults, children and even pets in dry and/or cold climates. 

What do Humidifiers do?

Humidifiers are essentially devices that work to release water vapor or steam into the atmosphere to increase the moisture levels in the air. Many are unaware that the dryness in the air can cause harm to one’s body. Dry air is capable of negatively affecting an individual’s health. Dry air dehydrates the skin and depletes the body’s fluid levels. Dry air also directly affects the body’s capacity to fight off infections, weakening and reducing the body’s natural defenses against diseases. 

 Moreover, humidifiers are beneficial for those with sensitive skin or those who suffer from the following symptoms including: 

·       Dry eyes

·       Sore throat

·       Dry nasal passages 

·       Bloody nose 

·       Colds and flus

·       Chapped skin and lips 

·       Itchy, dry skin

·       Worsened asthma and allergy symptoms 

The Benefits of a Humidifier in the Home 

Cold and Flu prevention: Air that is not too dry may lessen the risk of infectivity of airborne viruses. The humidifier releases water vapor into the air allowing the viruses to attach to the moisture instead of directly infecting us. 

Loosen congestion: Dry air is the cause of excessive and thick mucus. This often results in a clogged nasal passage, which can lead to stuffy noses, throat infections, and sinus pains. Humidifiers assist by adding moisture to the air, which aids in breaking up the phlegm in your nose and chest. 

Prevents dry skin and scalp: When the skin is dry, it is susceptible to cracks and wrinkles, which can be uncomfortable, especially since creams and lotions are not always effective in restoring your skin’s moisture levels. One way to increase the humidity levels is to use a humidifier so that the moisture can be absorbed by the skin.

Which humidifier is right for your home?

There are different humidifiers that each come with their pros and cons. Your choice depends on your preferences.

  • Central humidifiers: built into the home’s central heating and air conditioning unit. 
  • Evaporators: use a fan to blow air through the moistened filter.
  • Impeller humidifiers: equipped with rotating disks that run at high speed to expel moisture in the form of a cool mist. 
  • Steam vaporizers: heats water, then cools it before pushing it into the air. 
  • Ultrasonic humidifiers: produce mist using ultrasonic vibrations 

Humidifiers are an investment in the comfort of your home and also an investment in your health and wellness. You should heed the directions when purchasing one for your home. Adding a bit of moisture to your air can positively affect the air quality in your home. However, adding too much moisture would be detrimental and can significantly diminish your air quality. 

However, feel free to contact us about your space and how to use a humidifier to enhance your home.