Archive for January, 2010

The Health Aspects of A Room Humidifier

Throughout the year people get sick all the time or come down with allergies. An excellent way to help you alleviate, or even avoid, these problems is by using a room humidifier. The health aspects of a humidifier are numerous and definitely worth trying.
Room humidifiers create a healthy environment in the home for those who suffer from things like allergies, asthma, and other sinus problems.

HumidifierOther health aspects include helping with problems that are associated with dry air such as dry skin, swollen nasal passages, and sinus headaches. They can help when a person has the flu or a sore throat to soothe the nasal and respiratory passages. Portable units can also be used to provide relief to those who have dry skin, and/or dry eyes.

Adults are not the only ones to benefit from the use of room humidifiers. The health aspects of room humidifiers also greatly benefit children. It is common for young children to suffer from 6 to 8 upper respiratory tract infections every year. By increasing air moisture in your home, and/or your child’s room, you can not only alleviate his/her symptoms, but can also help to prevent them all together.

HumidifierThere are two kinds of humidifiers, warm and cool mist. When choosing a room humidifier for a child, be aware that a cool mist unit is recommended. Warm mist units can run a risk to accidental burns.

In order to keep your room humidifier in optimum working conditions, there are several things you must do to keep it free from mold, fungi, and bacteria that can be harmful to your health. By following the manufacturer’s instructions for care and cleaning you can make sure you keep your room humidifier safe. Instead of using tap water, which can contain minerals that my promote a germ-friendly film as well as scale build up, try using distilled or dematerialized water.

Room humidifiers are most often used during the winter. In order to prevent the growth of mold, spores, and dust mites, the level of humidity should be kept under 50%. The tank should be emptied, surfaces should be dried, and it should be refilled with clean water on a daily basis.

HumidifierOne important thing to remember is that bringing your home’s humidity to the proper level can not only benefit you health-wise, but can also save you money each year. You will pay less for your heating bills when you feel warmer at a lower temperature. That means that everything in your home, from your plants, to your pets, whether it’s your furniture, or your loved ones, and most of all to you, all can benefit from its results.

Room humidifiers can be found in various stores and also on the internet. It is wise to do your research before purchasing a unit to find which brand and type best fits your needs. A room humidifier is a wonderful item to have in your home. Having your home properly humidified should not be considered a luxury, but a necessity.

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