If you want to fight the winter months and the flu-inducing dry air that comes along with it, then it might be time to consider investing in a humidifier.
Introducing a humidifier into your home—especially during the chillier months—can offer you a range of benefits.
You’d be surprised how a humidifier can make winter living more enjoyable – here are the seven top reasons to buy a humidifier for your home.
Why invest in a humidifier?
1. Helps prevent illness
If you find yourself suffering from that never ending cold that takes hold of your nasal cavity and never goes away, a humidifier can help. The humidifier adds moisture to dry winter air which reduces the symptoms of cold and flu by soothing the throat and reducing irritation of the nasal passages, resulting in better health.
2. Nurtures beautiful skin
Running the humidifier overnight, will not only soothe your winter-prone dry skin and help it feel supple and beautiful, it will also help rehydrate your lips and hands which tend to crack in dry winter air.
3. Alleviates snoring
If the dry air is resulting in some intense snoring in your bedroom, running a humidifier overnight will also keep the air moist enough to help soothe throats and reduce the sound of snoring.
4. Preserves your voice
Do you find your voice altering its pitch up and down when winter rolls around? The moisture from a humidifier can help return it to normal. Humid air helps keep your vocal cords lubricated and reduce the risk of losing your voice due to illness and dehydration.
5. Protects your wood furnishings
Homes can also fall victim to dry air. A humidifier will help protect your wood furniture, floorboards, staircases, doors and mouldings from splitting in your home by reducing dry air in the house.
6. Creates a feeling of warmth
Humidifiers help your home feel warmed-up without the need to overuse heaters, because the more humidity you have in the air, the easier the heat transfers and warmer your house will feel.
7. Keeps houseplants alive
If plants around your house are starting to look a bit worse for wear or are starting to turn brown, a humidifier will help bring them back to life by helping your plants stay hydrated.
Hints on Buying a Humidifier
Before you rush out and buy a humidifier for your home, you need to understand the different types of humidifiers.
Let’s start by discussing the option of either warm-mist or cool- mist:
Warm Mist Humidifiers
Warm mist models work by warming the water, which causes warm mist/steam to enter the room.
Humidifiers like the Ionmax ION90 UV humidifier offer both cool and warm mist, so you can choose either mode based on your needs.
Additionally, the Ionmax ION90 is completely safe for use around children because it uses ultrasonic technology to heat up the water up before emitting warm mist into the air. The difference in temperature is slight but the effects are highly beneficial – the ION90’s warm mist is more readily absorbed by your skin and humidifies the air faster, helping to make humidifying your home much more efficient.
Cool Mist Humidifiers
Cool mist humidifier models come in two types: evaporative, which uses a wick filter to draw water up to a fan, which releases it from the unit as a mist and ultrasonic, which uses high-frequency sound vibrations to produce a fine water mist which gets released back into the room. Most people consider ultrasonic to be the safest option as it does not pose as many risks to children, and it is quieter to run than its cool mist counterpart.
If you can’t decide between the two or simply don’t want to, opt for a dual ultrasonic humidifier which allows you to choose cool or warm mist options.
No matter what type you get, all humidifiers need to be cleaned regularly to reduce the risk of bacteria and mould. But with a humidifiers being able to prevent a range of other discomforts during winter, washing out a humidifier each week as part of the routine is a small price to pay.
So if you want to sleep, sound, and have your houseplants looking better this winter, consider getting a quality humidifier by Ionmax for the comfort of your family and home.
Disclaimer: The information provided in this article is for general reference only. Please seek advice from professionals according to your needs.