Room humidifiers and dehumidifiers both play an important part in air quality – since they have separate functions, it is a good idea to be aware of how they can help make living indoors better.
Indoor air quality is a major concern for most people, and rightly so! People in America spend about 90% of their time in indoor environments, so it is important that the air be healthy and safe to breathe.
Humidifiers Make Breathing Comfortable
Humidifiers change dry, arid air into comfortable air that does not irritate the lips, nose or skin.
If you live in an area with dry desert air, or if your home needs to be heated during the colder months, then you can benefit significantly from the comfort that a machine like that provides.
Be sure that you use a high quality humidifier, and make sure that you follow all recommendations for keeping it clean and free of mold and bacteria. Avoid using machines that contain standing water, since that can be a breeding ground for bacteria.
If you have any type of condition that involves compromised breathing, like asthma, then be sure to use the best machine you can get.
Besides keeping the device itself clean and free of old, stagnant water, do keep the area around it from becoming damp. Damp areas are of course the first to grow mold and microorganisms that can contribute to breathing difficulty, so if you notice that the air feels damp or humid, you should re-evaluate your humidifier use.