When it's cold outside, we like to shut ourselves indoors and turn on the heating. The aim is to make ourselves comfortable, but the artificial environment we create is far from perfect. A nasty side effect of turning up the heat is low humidity. This can cause some unpleasant symptoms, including:
Skin and eyes become dry and itchy.
Sore throats and sinus pain which can lead to headaches.
In extreme cases, you can even get cracked lips.
If you have a cold or flu then life can get quite bad. Fortunately, humidifiers solve this problem with ease. They have come down in price to the point where they're easily affordable, but which one should you buy?
Let us guide you through the decision making process.
Step 1. Get a basic understanding of the different types available. There are multiple technologies that work in fundamentally different ways. They all increase the amount of moisture in the air, but some are only suitable for certain situations. For example, hot water and young children shouldn't be put together. Some types can be quite noisy, while others are almost silent so better for use while sleeping.
Step 2. Have a look at what features exist, such as auto shutoff or a built in hygrometer which gives you humidity control rather than simply increasing the moisture level continually. Make yourself wish list.
A three step process may sound like a lot of work, but actually the first two steps only take a couple of minutes each. You can become an expert in no time, and that will mean you make a much more intelligent choice. Get started now by finding out about the different types.