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Why do you need a humidifier?

Do you stay or live in a area with dry air or low humidity? Low humidity has been known to cause lots of discomforts such as dry or itchy skin, cracked lips and allergies. It can also lead to a variety of health problems and ailments such as cold, influenza, sinus infections, congestion problems and other respiratory problems. Similarly, low humidity can prove quite hazardous to the environment. It can easily help static electricity to cause fire or huge explosions while at the same time it can easily damage one’s properties and homes structural integrity as well as one’s furniture and wood furnishings. Moreover, dry air or low humidity may make things like papers and books to warp peel or even separate.

To avoid the above situations and for a healthy living home environment, you need a humidifier. What is a humidifier? A humidifier is basically an appliance used to maintain moisture in the air. For a home or an office that has a significant need for moisture, a bypass, drum or a flow through humidifier can be very important so as to continuously dispense moisture into the air. Therefore by installing a humidifier and boosting the level of moisture in your environment then you will not only be safeguarding your family’s health, protecting your home structure as well as to promote your indoor comfort.

You can use a hygrometer to check humidity levels in your house or office.

Therefore, some of the advantages include:

1. Humidifier will help to boost the level of moisture into your environment and maintain it. This will not only help in safeguarding your health but also protect your home and properties from the dry air effect as well as improve the comfort of one’s own environment.

2. Humidifier are electronic appliances that plays a convenient role of humidification and are easy to control while consuming a very limited space in your room.

3. Different types of humidifiers help in adding moisture in different ways from cool mist humidifier to warm mist humidifier. Ultrasonic humidifier exists both as a warm and as a cool humidifier and are known to be very silent.

4. Humidifiers are basically low maintenance devices from a cost perspective, with the regular maintenance mainly comprising of cleaning of water tank, filters and checking misting outlets.

5. Most of them have low noise levels thus can not be disturbing in your environment or within your surroundings. Ultrasonic humidifiers have a very low sound level while producing a fine and a soothing mist.

The disadvantages of humidifiers include:

6. Cost of a central humidifier for the whole house may be relatively higher thus may not be affordable. But one can go for smaller ones that will support a smaller area.

7. If not properly taken care of, a cool mist humidifier can easily spread some air bone diseases due to bacteria and fungi/mold build up. Make sure water or filter is changed frequently and reservoirs are not dirty.

8. Excess use of moisture in your home or premise can otherwise increase the levels of molds and bacterial growth in the area.

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