While most people complain about the high amounts of humidity in the outdoor air, the right amount of moisture in the indoor air is important for our health. Low humidity is known to dry out the mucous membranes, making it easier for you to get a cold. It can also dry out your eyes, chap your lips, dry out your throat, and even make your skin itchy.
A humidifier can solve these annoying problems.
When you start shopping for a humidifier, there are a few things to keep in mind:
- Easy maintenance. A humidifier that’s not clean is a perfect place for bacteria to breed, as well as mold. This won’t do your health any good. If keeping a humidifier clean seems like an impossible chore, make sure you purchase one that promises easy-care.
- Easy-to-use controls and hydrostat. The hydrostat controls the amount of humidity, which is extremely important because too much moisture can breed bacteria, or make health problems worse.
- Energy savings. Models that use “steam” or “warm mist” often use more energy than ultrasonic, impeller, or evaporative types because they involve heating water. Out of all the models, the in-duct is usually the best at energy saving.
- The right size. Think about the area in your home you want to humidify. If the room or area has high ceilings, you’ll want to take that into consideration, too.
Following these tips will make buying the right humidifier for your home as easy as possible.
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Home is Where the Health Is is written & published by Thompson Plumbing Heating & Cooling
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