Things People Should Know About Humidifiers

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Humidifiers add moisture to the air to prevent dryness that can cause irritation to the many parts of the body. Some of these can be used in specific locations such as the Everlasting Comfort Cool Mist Humidifier for Bedroom. Moisturizers are especially effective for treating dry skin, nose, throat, and lips. They may also relieve some symptoms of the flu or cold, and this feature is fundamental on reliable products such as Everlasting Comfort.

However, the overuse of humidifiers can potentially make problems on the respiratory worse, thus, it is necessary to know how to correctly use them.

Usage of Humidifier

The moisture acts as a natural humidifier that reduces dryness; for this reason, moisturizers are often used to relieve dry skin, sinus congestion/headache, dry throat, nasal irritation, nosebleeds, irritation of the vocal cords, dry cough, and chapped lips. Dry air at home can make people uncomfortable; this is especially common when using the air conditioner in winter or summer.

Humidifier Sizes

Humidifiers are often categorized as either console or portable/personal. The cantilever unit is designed to humidify an entire home. They are often very large, but usually have wheels so they can be moved around easily. Console units are designed to add moisture to a single room. On the other hand, the personal or portable humidifier is the smallest and best choice for anyone that needs a humidifier to conveniently travel.

Central Humidifiers

Central humidifiers are directly built into the air conditioning or heating system – these are known as the most expensive humidifiers, but they are the best choice if anyone wants to increase humidity throughout their home. Conventional humidifiers have a potential for burns from the vapors they release; the central humidifier does not emit steam.

Impeller Humidifiers

Impeller humidifiers work with a rotating disk running at high speed. These devices are often cheaper. They are also one of the most child-friendly devices because they create a cool mist and do not pose a burn hazard. The downside of this is that it only works in a single room like an evaporator. Excessive intake can potentially cause breathing difficulties in people with allergies and asthma.

Humidity Levels

Increasing the humidity in the air can be beneficial, but too much humidity can cause health problems. High humidity levels can exacerbate respiratory problems and create unpleasant humidity in the air. This can promote the growth of dust mites, mold, and harmful bacteria. The Mayo Clinic recommends keeping the humidity at 30-50%. A hygrometer can determine the humidity at home, and some central humidifiers are equipped with hygrometers, but people can also find them in hardware stores. Check the humidity daily, especially if there are people in the house who have allergies or asthma.

Possible Risks

Burns are the most common injury related to humidifiers; be especially careful if the owners have children. Do not allow children to handle the humidifier or place the steamer in their bedroom. Condensation can form on walls if too much moisture is removed, as a result, mold can grow and spread throughout the house. Dirty air humidifiers can cause the growth of bacteria that cause coughing and colds. Thankfully, there are products that can now be easily cleaned such as the Everlasting Comfort Cool Mist Humidifier for Bedroom. Steam coils can get dirty quickly, but they are the easiest to clean; wash off all used water between uses. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to clean the device regularly to prevent bacterial growth. Clean the bucket and filter system every 2-3 days during use. The humidifier has the potential to release minerals and microbes, thus it is advisable to choose a reliable item like Everlasting Comfort. Although not necessarily harmful, the residue can be problematic for people with asthma; to avoid this problem, use distilled water.

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