Humidifier has primary duty to add moisture into the air. Too low humidity level (under 30%) in winter or dry climates can cause dry skin, respiratory irritation and may even cause allergies. Dry air also cause shrinkage of furniture and damage to book and painting. Humidifier is a simple but effective device to prevent these problems, just put it in a room you feel too dry and turn on.
What It’s Good For
Dry Skin - Dry air in the winter makes the skin moisture evaporate too much, which causes itchy, chapped lips, dry and cracked skin. With humidifier, it solves the problem simply by adding moisture to the air directly. In addition to prevent your skin too dry, it also helps keep the skin soft and smooth.
Health - Sleep in dry air make sinuses and throat dry that’s the cause of sore throat in the morning and lower immunity. Sleep with a humidifier makes you breathe easy, sleep better and wake up with a more comfortable nose and throat.
Wooden Furniture - Dry air not only draw water from the skin, it also draw water out from stuff too. Especially wood, it will shrink when losing water too much water that causes it to bend and crack. Placing humidifier in room with wooden furniture can protect and extend its lifespan.
Things to Consider for the Best
Run Time - It’s time that the machine can operate with a tank of water. Less time means you have to add water more often. The minimum time should not be less than 10 hours to make sure the machine can run throughout the night.
Coverage Area - Should be selected to suit the room size. Too small humidifier cannot add humidity to the desired level. If capacity is too big and has no humidistat, room humidity may be too high.
- Cool Mist Humidifier creates moisture by the evaporation without heat, that doesn’t increase room temperature. Cool mist also makes you feel fresh and have no chance of being scalded.
- Warm Mist Humidifier has heating unit to boil water then release the steam out that makes it’s automatic disinfection. Warm mist also increase room temperature and make you feel relaxed.
- Ultrasonic Humidifier is the most popular type because it runs silently that makes it suitable for putting in the bedroom. It generates mist with ultrasonic vibrations and is also available in both cool and warm mist.
- Evaporative Humidifier is simple and energy-efficient machine that it has just a fan for blowing air through a wet wick to release cool mist out into the room.
There are many ways to solve chapped lips, itchy, dry skin, nosebleeds and breathing problems. If these problems are caused by dry air, using a humidifier can prevent the cause of problems. It is simple (just add water to the tank and turn on) and cheap (around $30 - $50) to try, and affects everyone in the room.