Spring allergy season can make you miserable. Even though you expect the days to be sunny and warm, there’s the fact that Maryland’s weather tends to be moody. That’s one of the reasons why humidifiers are so popular. Let’s suppose that you used one all winter – specifically a model you keep on your nightstand to diffuse essential oils. Don’t put it away just yet!
Addressing Common Health Concerns
First and foremost, humidifiers are incredibly helpful. What does that mean, exactly? They can help you feel much better than you did without them. Cracked lips, dry coughs, sore vocal cords, and bloody noses are some of the problems that dry air presents. Nose irritation, dry throats, and sinus congestion are also possible. So if you feel parched and like your head is being squeezed, you’re not alone. Humidifiers distribute more moisture into your home’s air supply, which should make a tremendous difference.
Potential Health Risks Associated with Humidifiers
Unfortunately, several health risks come with humidifiers. While they’re nothing serious, these issues could give anxious homeowners pause. Prolonged use leaves behind a residue of condensation on your walls. This type of moisture buildup is normal – rain can do the same to your windows – mold and mildew can rapidly breed under these conditions. Be sure to clean out the air filter in the humidifier and empty the drip pan as well. Otherwise, you’ll let grime, dirt, and debris decrease your indoor air quality without even being aware of it. Lastly, be careful when you move your humidifier to another room – you could get burned or scorched if it’s turned on.
Different Types to Try Out
Central humidifiers are a component of your air conditioning system. They don’t give off any steam, while evaporators do. Evaporators feature moistened filters that push water droplets into the air. This technique will certainly cool down the room. Either way, you’ll need to be cautious about its use, or you could unintentionally foster the buildup of mildew.
Are you hesitant about evaporators? Steam vaporizers could be the right answer. The steam’s presence helps clear up those minor health nuisances that we talked about a few paragraphs above; just make sure your children are safe around them.
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