Low room humidity can have adverse effects on many medical conditions such as asthma, eczema, allergies and dry skin. This article breaks down and isolates many of the problems associated with low room humidity and helps you to understand why optimal room humidity could be the simple solution you have been looking for.
We answer all the humidity based questions you may have. What is a humidifier? What does a humidifier do? Along with a short “Humidifier: How to use guide”.
What is a humidifier?
The perfect humidity is considered to be between 40-50% so that your family are both healthier and more comfortable. A humidifier works by increasing the humidity in a room or household. On a basic level they work by improving the rooms moisture levels in the atmosphere which can restore low humidity and dry environments back to a normal level.
Additionally, carbon air filters can be added to some humidifiers water tanks for extra hygiene, this creates a cleaner room, atmosphere and environment for you to live in.
What does a humidifier do?
Humidifiers help with all manner of allergies as well as having a positive effect on skin conditions such as dry skin and eczema. Because the water goes through a filter in the humidifier it can make for cleaner breathing air. Dust is an irritant and can have profound effects on sufferers of asthma, chronic bronchitis and COPD.
The extra moisture acts as a lubricant and helps sufferers of eczema and dry skin as a direct result. The additional water in the air works to moisturise the skin which is vital when preventing dry skin. In addition to this, general hygiene is improved because airborne bacteria find it more difficult to travel in moist air.
A higher humidifier level also reduces irritants in the air that can cause many different types of allergies. Sufferers of dust allergies have noticed significantly less symptoms when they have humidified their rooms.
Suffers of sinusitis can also benefit from a humidifier, as the humidified air soothes sinuses and the airways.
Another by-product of this process is that there is inevitably no dusting to do around the house, well, less dust at least.
Humidifier: How to Use Guide
We recommend an ultrasonic cool mist humidifier for best results, but standard humidifiers can still have a really positive impact.
It is important to pick the correct air humidifier for your room. Making sure it is a suitable size.
Most humidifiers will not need assembly, however some technical humidifiers like the ultrasonic cool mist humidifiers may need additional components to be fitted.
Then, simply add water to the water tank (filtered water is preferable) and plug in your air humidifier and turn it on. It will then work quietly away in the background.
Humidifiers are nursery safe and have been known to help baby cough. If your baby has developed baby cough, then always seek medical advice as well as using a humidifier.
For the best results make sure to clean your humidifier regularly (once a week) and follow instruction manuals to do so. In the meantime, happy humidifying!