With winter temperatures still lingering, especially overnight, many people continue to depend on room-size or whole-house humidifiers. The more a home’s furnace runs, the dryer the interior can get. The impact can range from cracked and peeling skin and nosebleeds to cracked finishes on painted or naturally finished wood furniture and flooring. Humidifiers add moisture to the air, reducing the impact of a long Chicago winter. Options range from central units.
However, overusing humidifiers can potentially worsen respiratory problems. It’s important to know how to use them correctly.
A look at some of the best ongoing deals on Humidifiers:
MistAire Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier – Premium Humidifying Unit with Whisper-Quiet Operation, Automatic Shut-Off and Night Light Function
Moisturize the dry air in your home or office in minutes with the Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier from Pure Enrichment. This powerful and aesthetically pleasing tabletop humidifier is packed with smart features that make it the perfect solution for improving the air quality in any room. The humidifier’s 1.5-liter tank delivers a moisture output of 150 milliliters per hour making it the perfect solution to relieve the symptoms associated with dry air. On the low setting, you can expect up to 16 hours of continuous, safe operation.
Disperse warm and cool mist throughout your living spaces to create a soothing atmosphere at home with the LEVOIT Hybrid Ultrasonic Humidifier. Got a cold or the flu? The warm, soothing mist helps eliminate most germs/bacteria, viruses, mold spores, and mineral dust around your living spaces. If you have trouble sleeping at night, the cool mist will alleviate congestion or cough by keeping your throat and nasal passages hydrated. Moisturize your skin and reduce static electricity in your home with the cool mist function.
TaoTronics Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier emits water mist up to 300 milliliter/h to purify air and improve our respiratory system and skin health. The ultrasonic sound is silent and perfect for home and office use. It’s extra fine ceramic cartridge filters water from micro-organisms and bad odor. The filter is easily cleaned and has very low maintenance and prolonged life service. Its classic control knob adjusts work frequency and mist level with a simple twist. Two 360 degree rotatable nozzles blow mist in two directions at any angle; it automatically shuts off when it detects low water and LED indicator turns red. High 3.5 liter capacity water tank will last up to 10 hours without a refill. Maximum output of 300 millilitre/h produces enough vapour that humidifies the air in a large space.
Honeywell Mistmate Cool Mist Humidifier. No filter required. Ultra quiet operation. Variable moisture output settings. Perfect for small areas – desktop, nightstands, etc.
“While moisture can be a positive thing, it also poses problems,” says Janice Nolen, an indoor air specialist and assistant vice president for national policy at the American Lung Association. “Moist environments provide a wonderful breeding ground for mold and bacteria.” If you neglect to clean your humidifier properly, it can quickly become a cosy incubator for germs—one that aerosolizes those microorganisms and mists them into the air you breathe.