Dry air is a problem in many homes and apartments, especially during the heating season. How to deal with this troublesome condition? It all depends on the extent of the problem.
Dry air at home is definitely not good for the human body. Therefore, it is necessary to take care of the proper level of air humidity in the rooms we stay in. The problem intensifies during the heating period when apartments are constantly heated. The heating of air in rooms causes its drying.
In order to control humidity levels, one should first of all equip oneself with a hygrometer or a weather station showing air humidity levels. According to the recommendations, the correct humidity level is between 40-60% and the temperature should not exceed 22 degrees Celsius. Unfortunately, these parameters are often different in our homes and workplaces. Frequent changes in temperature and humidity adversely affect the mucous membranes, which become dry and thus more susceptible to all types of infections (poor condition of the mucous membranes makes it easier for pathogenic microorganisms to enter the body). This condition is also very unfavourable for allergy sufferers in whom dry air increases unpleasant symptoms, such as runny nose, cough or itchy eyes
The problem of dry air at home is not new. In the past, people used to cope with this problem by placing wet towels on radiators. This is the easiest way to humidify the air in rooms with radiators. You can also get special containers to hang on the radiator, into which you pour water. Under the influence of temperature, water evaporates, eliminating the problem of dry air . However, you need to remember to constantly replenish the liquid in the container. However, it is obvious that such traditional methods will only work in situations where the level of humidity is only slightly different from the norm.
When the level of humidity in our apartment is very low, home methods of raising it may not be effective enough. Then you should consider getting professional air humidification equipment. There are many electric humidifiers on the market. How to choose the right one? It is not that simple. Many devices on offer have too small reservoirs for their effect to be satisfactory. They cause water to condense on surrounding surfaces, thus damaging floors or furniture
When deciding on the choice of an air humidifier, several factors should be taken into account: