As health is the most important aspect in your life that you should be concerned with, you need to know that the level of humidity has a great impact on your health. Too much humidity can cause mold and fungus and, at the opposite angle, too little humidity can cause breathing problems. Moreover, a decreased level of humidity can also affect your wooden furniture, musical instruments making it even crack. Humidifiers are great in these situations.
Other reasons for buying a humidifier are: dry eyes, dry and chapped lips, dry skin, sore throat, cough, static electricity, and they can be useful for people who have allergies and asthma. However, some of the problems mentioned before may have medical causes; therefore, it is best consult with your physician before buying a humidifier to solve these issues. You should try to find a top rated humidifier, because there are lots of models out there, and not all of them are as performing and qualitative as it may seem. A top rated humidifier has a wide range of action, purifies the water, and prevents the formation of white dust.
To determine the level of humidity in your home, you can use a hygrometer, which is the best and most trusted instrument for measuring or monitoring the level of moisture. However, there are also other common signs (such as the ones mentioned above) that can help you establish if there is too much or too little humidity in your home. Humidifiers are especially needed during the winter season, when the air is dry (as a result of the heating systems) and can cause uncomfortable conditions such as dry eyes, dry or even chapped lips, etc. This can also happen in hotel rooms or when you are traveling by car or any other vehicle, where the heater will make the air dry. A small size humidifier that can be easily carried with you is recommended to add a little moisture that will quickly increase your comfort level.
If you want to buy a humidifier for your house, it is recommended to buy a humidifier that has the proper size for the area that needs humidity, the capacity of the humidifier is not important. Each humidifier is manufactured so that it can cover a certain area that has a certain square footage. Thus, before buying a humidifier you should measure your own space and then choose a humidifier that is appropriate for your area. If you buy an oversized humidifier, it will only produce excessive humidity, hence mold, condensation and other problems of this type. Nevertheless, you should remember that: humidifiers are designed to cover large areas, such as your entire home, but how well moisture is released and directed into your entire home depends on the design of your home and on the room in which it is placed.