Effects of Low Humidity
In the fall and winter, the air naturally lacks humidity but to top it off, blasting the heat in the house doesn’t help. This combination can cause extremely dry air in your home. This dry air can lead to a number of health issues such as:
• Dry skin
• Bloody nose
• Cracked lips
• Dry sinus passages
• Eye irritation
• Interrupted sleep
• Brittle hair
Benefits of a Humidifier
Humidifiers can help add moisture to your indoor air, which in turn can help alleviate these dry air symptoms.
There are also some house benefits to using a humidifier such as preventing static electricity, peeling wallpaper, and cracks in paint and furniture, according to the EPA.
However, it is important to monitor the humidity level because too much humidity can cause harm, too. Excess humidity can cause the growth of biological organisms, such as dust mites, which can cause allergic reactions. According to the EPA, the ideal indoor humidity level is somewhere between 30-50%.
Airvana carries Ultrasonic Humidifiers, but you might be wondering what “ultrasonic” even means. We could get all technical on you here, but we’ll keep it simple! Ultrasonic humidifiers use high-frequency vibrations instead of heat to produce cool mist. This makes Airvana humidifiers much safer than hot water humidifiers, which can be extremely hot to the touch for kids and pets. Plus, Ultrasonic Humidifiers are usually much quieter than the traditional humidifier!