A humidifier is not just a piece of tech that we use in Winter, to add moisture to the dry air. Now that we are in the absolute thick of Summer, we may be using air-conditioners or fans which also dry out the air, our hair, and our skin. Humidifiers are effective for treating dryness of your skin, nose, throat, and lips. Additionally, they can ease some of the symptoms caused by the flu or common cold. The type of humidifiers you choose may depend on your budget, preferences, and the size of the area you want to add moisture to.
What type of humidifiers do you get?
- Steam vaporisers: These units heat water and then cool it before expelling it into the air. These are the most inexpensive portable humidifiers.
- Ultrasonic humidifiers: These humidifiers produce a cool mist.
- Central humidifiers: These humidifiers are built into your home’s air conditioning unit. These are the most expensive types of humidifiers and they’re the best choice if you want to add humidity throughout your home.
- Evaporators: Evaporators blow moisture through a moistened filter and expel the humidity into the air from a single unit system. These home humidifiers are more affordable, but they only work in one room at a time.
Possible risks of humidifiers:
Burns are the most common causes of injury and allowing too much moisture into the air can create condensation on the walls which can result in mold. Unclean humidifiers can cause bacterial growth which promotes coughs and colds. It’s important to clean the unit regularly to prevent bacterial growth. Wash the bucket and filter system every 2-3 days.
The Solenco Stylies Alaze is an evaporative humidifier that comes with a hygrostat which will allow you to set the desired humidity level and will therefore not over humidify (R2499).