Whether you like it or not, there are tiny microscopic particles floating around every room you walk into. Dust mites, dirt particles, fibers, mold, bacteria and a host of other particles are actually dominating the skyline of your living or workspace and affecting your health one miniscule second at a time. As chilling as this might sound at first, it is a fact that you ought to act upon with utmost urgency. The man reason is that not only are these particles the cause of allergies and respiratory conditions such as asthma, they actually worsen them. The good news, however, is that technology has come a long way and today we now speak of air humidifiers; the handy appliances that are designed to keep the air around you sparkling and squeaky clean.
The Tale of Dry Air and other related matters..
A humidifier basically increases the moisture content of the air in the home or working area. More importantly though, it acts as a counter agent against the far reaching effects of dry air. The problems normally associated with dry air –such as nasal airway irritation, sinus and respiratory problems- are counteracted by humidifiers. Another reason why a humidifier is a must have is that particles in dry air travel faster than those in wet air since they will be heavier, something that in turn increases the rate and level of pollution in the home.
The Telltale signs
All modern humidifiers come with a meter that shows you the levels of humidity in the home. As a general rule, if humidity has dropped to as low as 25% this means that dust particles are floating around as if your home was their oyster. Humidity of 40% is what you must be looking to maintain. Another simple indication of low humidity is increased sneezing, coughing, sinus or the re-emergence of allergies.