Winter brings along with it the busy holiday season. It also brings the problem of dry air. The process of heating your home tends to dry the air, resulting in dry, scratchy throats and could possibly even dry out your furniture. To make your indoor air more comfortable, consider the purchase of an air humidifier.
So what is an air humidifier? It’s a household appliance which is used to increase the relative humidity level of the room or the entire home, depending upon the humidifier’s size and style. Besides size and style, air humidifiers also differ with respect to the method of humidification. Some induce moist warm air, similar to vaporizers, while others deliver cool air through a wicking process.
Air humidifiers go a long way in making your home comfortable and healthier too. The same dry air that warms your home can set in motion various ailments like headaches, dry skin, coughing and sneezing, itchy eyes, and cracked lips.
A sure sign that you need to add moisture into your air, is static electricity. That zap of static electricity shock is telling you something. If you do not already have a humidifier, you should consider installing a central humidifier on your furnace or purchasing a portable room humidifier.
A central humidifier that attaches to your home heating system adds moisture to the air when your furnace is running. Re-filling of water canisters is not required as it’s directly attached to your plumbing system. Installation can be a simple do it yourself project that can be completed within a day or you can hire a professional contractor. Answers to common installation questions can be found at FiltersAmerica. Either way, you home will become comfortable at lower temperature. The lower you set that thermostat, the more you will save on your heating bills.
Room humidifiers are simple and affordable. These come in various models like tabletop and console, for humidifying one room or the entire area. As the name implies, portable humidifies can be re-located from one room to another as needed, for example to a bedroom at night. The device is simply plugged into an electrical outlet and water is added as needed manually.
With a humidity range of 45% - 65% in your rooms, your family can breathe easier this winter season. FiltersAmerica offer a handy Humidity Calculator. The bottom line is a humidifier is a valuable product for your home which provides many benefits.