Do you ever experience a scratchy throat, dry nose, or headaches at home?
This could be a sign your air is too dry. A humidifier is a machine that uses water to add moisture to the air. It prevents dryness that can affect the body. You might use a humidifier to relieve:
- Sinus congestion
- Dry skin/throat
- Nose irritation/bloody nose
There are a few different types of humidifiers, and each has its pros and cons.
Central humidifiers are built into an air conditioner or heater. Though the most expensive, they create humidity throughout the whole home.
Evaporators blow moist air through a filter, powered by a fan. They work for one room.
An impeller humidifier uses rotating disks that move at high speeds, creating a cool mist. These are child friendly as there is no risk of burns.
Steam vaporizers heat water and cool it before sending it into the air. These are the most affordable option and can be purchased at your local pharmacy.
Ultrasonic humidifiers use ultrasonic vibration to produce a cool or warm mist. You can buy multiple sizes.
A humidifier can be a good option if you experience dryness, but make sure to follow the instructions to make sure you’re getting the most out of it.
Content by Lockton Dunning Benefits with info from https://www.healthline.com/health/humidifiers-and-health#humidity-control