Choosing the Right Humidifier for Your Home
Firstly, there are two types of humidifiers: portable humidifiers and whole-home humidifiers.
Portable Humidifiers – These work well for small spaces such as offices and dorm rooms. The primary benefit is the inexpensive price. Running several of these in your home could increase your energy bill and they are definitely no replacement for a whole-home humidifier.
Whole-Home Humidifiers – The holy grail of humidifiers. Whole-home humidifiers will actually regulate the air in your entire home. They also offer several benefits. Here are some of the most important ones to note:
- Restores moisture in the air, subsequently decreasing the amount of germs and allergens circulating through your home.
- Protects the finishes and furnishings in your home. High levels of humidity can cause flooring, plaster, paint, and furniture to crack and dry-out.
- Your skin will benefit from the increased moisture in the air. If you have ever experienced dryer than usual skin during the winter months, it may be due to a lack of humidity.