It is almost that time again… yes the Fall season. Temperatures will start to creep down and we will have to turn back on the furnace which will bring back that dreaded dry air into your home.
Dry air is a problem for several reasons: first, the effect it has on the interior of your home (plants, wood floors, paint the list goes on), next, it gives your home a stale feeling, then it causes dry noses and scratchy throats, and most importantly it causes your energy bills to rise.
So how do you make sure your home is ready to fight against dry air? The best way to do this is to add moisture to maintain a comfortable level of humidity. The best way to do this is with a humidifier. So what is a 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.
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. Keep in mind that moist air feels warmer than dry air and thus you can set your thermostat lower which helps lower your energy bill!
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.
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 and be ready to fight that dreaded dry air. FiltersAmerica offer a range of portable humidifiers to choose from so you can get the best fit for your needs.