Unlike a dehumidifier, a humidifier puts moisture back into the air –simple enough, right? Especially for younger children who have a respiratory sickness (cough, sore throat, stuffy nose, etc.), a humidifier will not only moisturize dry nasal passages but help the healing process and prevent viruses and bacteria. Humidifiers are useful for different types of allergies and asthma, as well. By pumping moisture into the air while you sleep, you will be sure to feel great in the morning.
Humidifiers, common household appliances, increase the humidity (or moisture) in a single room. Of course, with a big enough humidifier you can fully moisturize the house, however for the most part people have single room humidifiers. Humidified air feels warmer on the skin and throat, making your sleep more relaxing easier to breathe. Think of a long hot shower in the morning – when you get out, there is steam all around the room. The humidifier works a lot like this process, warming the water and turning it into a warm water vapor that disperses into the air and warms the room and keeps it moisturized. For those who enjoy a cold mist, it is possible to buy a cool mist programmable humidifier in most convenient stores.
When looking at the features of a humidifier, there are many options that consumers can customize or buy. For example, people who like the cool air, opposed to the warm air, have the option to purchase a cool mist programmable humidifier. Also, for those who like a consistent moisture in the room, there are humidifiers available that can automatically monitor the dryness in the room – this allows you to keep the room moisturized at your desired humidity. When the humidity level sinks below your preference, the humidifier turns itself on – conversely, when the humidity rises above the set level, the machine will turn itself off. Technology today makes life so much easier!
There are many different types of humidifiers and brands that are on the market in this day and age. If you walk into any home improvement store, you will find yourself looking at a variety of different humidifiers all claiming their own different benefits and features. However, if you do your research before you walk in the store, you will see that it is quite simple! Here is a list of a few different types of humidifiers that are available:
Of course, many companies make a variety of these different products and at different levels of quality and price. Finally, with any product, there are some simple advantages and disadvantages that come with humidifiers. It must be stated, however, the advantages heavily outweigh the disadvantages.
With the down market, people are continually trying to find new and innovative ways to save money. Maybe you do not go out to eat as much or maybe cut back on driving or even alcohol purchases. Although these are great ways to cut back on expenses, what many people fail to realize is that a simple purchase of a humidifier can help reduce heating bills. That’s right, by placing a humidifier in the room where you spend the majority of you time – perhaps a bedroom, kitchen or television room – you will be able to cut back on your central heating bill. Secondly, for those long winter nights where you cannot get over that cold; a humidifier can provide protection against further sicknesses and help minimize any cold or flu symptoms you may have for that great night’s sleep you want. Finally, the boiling process in most humidifiers helps to prevent or even kill, mold, bacteria or microorganisms that may be building up in your home.
On the opposite spectrum, there are a few disadvantages and risks that you may run into if you are not careful with your humidifier. Of course, some of the risks are considered under some of the worst circumstances but either way you still need to be careful with any sort of electrical equipment – especially when it involves water. For example, with steam vaporizers, the disadvantage is the risk of burns. This can make the equipment unsuitable for use with any children because of how hot the humidifier may get. Also, if you do not operate the humidifier correctly, there is a slight chance of being burned. There have been very few notable accidents from the use of humidifiers and the product is considered to be a very safe indoor household item.
In conclusion, a humidifier is a relatively safe and easy product to operate. They have the ability to solve multiple issues by; helping reduce sicknesses, reducing heating bills, killing any bacterial, mold or microorganisms that may be building up in your home.