Humidity control is one of the most important things you need to maintain in your home. Not only do we advocate for having humidity controls in your home to help maintain the integrity of your hardwood floors but we also recommend it for your overall health. When the air is too dry or too humid, it can cause serious health issues for you and your family. Surprisingly, air humidity is overlooked in most homes around the globe, especially those that experience winter. Here is why you should consider purchasing a regulated air humidifier for your home.
Dry Air Aggravates Asthma and Allergies
Allergic to pollen? Is anything in the air making you sneeze more? Dry air can actually irritate your allergy and/or asthma. Unless you control the humidity in your home, both adults and children who suffer from asthma or allergies can experience more discomfort.
Dry Air Can Breed Bacteria and Viruses
During the winter months, you may have noticed more people getting the flu, or suffering from bacterial respiratory conditions. This is because dry air can sometimes encourage the spread of viruses and bacterial infections. Dry air can irritate air tracts, causing your air tracts to get scratched or wounded. This makes your body more susceptible to infections.
Dry Air Can Cause A Sore Throat
While not yet an ailment, sore throat can cause a lot of discomfort. Very dry air can cause your throat to become irritated and to swell up. Some people suffer from the loss of their voices as well. Sore throat because of dry air can be experienced during the winter months, but you may find that rooms which are air conditioned can cause dry air as well.
Dry Air Can Cause Your Nose to Bleed
Your nose can bleed continuously because of dry air. This is because the dry air irritates the walls of your nostrils. The cartilage on the insides of your nose can become swollen, to can become too thin, causing your blood vessels to burst. You may notice that you’re waking up to blocked airways because of dried blood too.
Overly Humid Air Can Damage Your Lungs
When you have very humid air, water can get into your lungs. In very small children, this can cause a sort of indirect and slow drowning. This is why unmonitored air humidifying is not recommended for households with very small children or babies. For adults, too much humidity can cause nasal drips which can be just as uncomfortable as nasal irritations caused by dry air. This is why it is important not just to humidify your home but to monitor the humidity in your home’s air as well. Portable vs. Full humidifiers There are plenty of humidifiers in the market which allows you to add essential oils and humidify any room in your home. However, as cheap as they may be, they do not have sensors which measure the humidity in your home. If you invest in a full apparatus, however, you can take advantage of the measuring system which allows you to make sure your room has just the right humidity. If you have children, or you yourself are susceptible to asthma and allergies, a full humidifier is a must in your home.