How do you know if you need a humidifier?
How do you know when you need to use a humidifier?
There are certain times of the year, namely the cold winter months when the air becomes naturally too dry.
Then to combat the cold, we turn on the heater, which dries the air out further.
During this time of year, it’s a no-brainer. You need a humidifier.
Aha… The point!
Measuring the humidity level of the air in your home is the only way you can be sure you need to fire up the humidifier.
How do you do that?
A hygrometer. A hygrometer is to humidity what a thermometer is to temperature.
A simple device that measures the relative humidity.
You can buy them fairly cheap and monitor the humidity at your leisure.
But, Humidifiers these days come with everything you need to measure your humidity, dial in the humidity level you want, and let the machine do the work.
You can buy a humidifier with a built-in hygrometer and a humidistat to set the humidifier at whatever humidity you want.
You can purchase humidifiers that have all the smart capabilities that allow you to control your humidifier via your phone, or check the relative humidity in your home, or schedule the humidifier to come on at a certain time.
All at your fingertips and all easily programmed to take commands by voice.
With what is known about humidity these days and it’s capacity to hinder viruses, hydrate skin and help keep acne under control, as well as act as a natural air purifier,
Combined with the amazing selection of humidifiers available that can do it all,
I think its time we took humidifiers more seriously and looked at them as an investment other than a cheap plastic drugstore item.
Humidifiers are also starting to make big jumps in the way they are cleaned.
You can now purchase humidifiers that have ultraviolet lights to target and kill bacteria inside of the water before it becomes part of the air,
There are also humidifiers that are made out of antimicrobial plastic that keeps bacteria and fungus from being able to grow on the actual materials that the humidifier is made out of,
And there are also additives you can buy to put in the humidifier to keep mold and bacteria from becoming an issue.
And don’t forget, smart humidifiers will also alert you when it’s time to clean your humidifying device.