When it’s cold outside, it’s common for the air inside your home to be dry. Dry air can be incredibly uncomfortable for you and your family. You may experience sinus infections or other respiratory problems, nose bleeds, dry skin conditions, and you may be more likely to snore at night. A humidifier is an excellent solution to these problems.
What does a humidifier do?
A humidifier adds small particles of water to the air in order to help maintain moisture levels. The air in your home will no longer be dry. Best of all, you’ll be less likely to experience those uncomfortable symptoms caused by dry air.
Depending on the type of humidifier you need, it can cost between $50 and $500 or more. Portable humidifiers are generally at the lower end of the price range, while larger humidifiers require a more expensive and comprehensive installation process.
Tips for general usage
It’s best to use a humidifier only when you need it. That means keeping it on during the cooler months in the winter. If you have a portable humidifier, it’s a good idea to keep it in low traffic areas. The cord could be a tripping hazard or it could be a potentially dangerous item when easily accessible for children or pets. Portable humidifiers should also be filled with cold water as a way to prevent scale build-up.
Even though humidifiers do a great job at keeping the air moist, the recommended level of moisture is between 30-40%. Levels higher than that create a breeding ground for mold, dust, and any other unwanted particles. While running your humidifier, try leaving doors open within your home to promote greater air circulation.
If you have any questions about air quality, feel free to give your local CLARITY by ClimateCare retailer a call today! We’re happy to guide you in the right direction. 1-844-5-CLARITY is your gateway to a more comfortable home.