How to Select a Humidifier

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Cool winter air can be drying. It gives rise to colds along with other types of allergies. It might ruin paint
and wooden furniture. Heating and Air Knoxville TN says you cannot control the humidity levels outside
and that humidity will probably have some effect on your wellbeing along with your home. But you can
control the humidity indoors. Humidifiers permit you to moisturize your indoor atmosphere. We give you
some detailed instructions regarding how to choose a right humidifier for your household.


What is humidifier?
A humidifier is a device that increases the level of moisture in the air. It lowers the static electricity in the
home, thereby lowering the probability of getting an electrical shock. Maintaining a level of humidity in the
range of 30 to 50% will ensure comfort and health for your family. Humidifiers easily achieve this optimum
level of humidity.


How does humidifier work?
The basic principle used by all of the humidifiers is retaining the water in the tank and spraying it in the air
electronically. Cool mist humidifiers or evaporative humidifiers employ a fan that blows water through the
filter. This water evaporates, increasing the humidity levels. Warm mist humidifiers first heat the water and
then dispenses it in the air.


How should I decide between cool and warm mist humidifiers?
You can make this determination based on your personal preference. Warm mist humidifiers are reasonably
quiet. It also serves the objective of dispensing inhaled medicines. You don't need filters as the bacteria are
killed when heated. Warm mist humidifiers use up more energy because it has to heat the water. You run the
possibility of scalding when you are careless while managing the warm mist humidifier. If you live in a
warm climate, it makes your air warmer.


What are types of humidifiers?
There are various types of humidifiers based upon size, water storage capacity and affected area. Tabletop
humidifiers, or room humidifiers are designed for one room and hence are small in dimensions. They are
either cool mist or warm mist. Console units are big and hence can humidify plenty of rooms. So you really
need to examine the area covered to determine if it is right for you. They are cool mist. Furnace humidifiers
are located in the furnace ducts and may affect the entire house. Though they seem more expensive in the
beginning, the expenses incurred on their upkeep are negligible, thus saving your money in the long run.


How do I use humidifier regularly?
Clean and disinfect the humidifier on a regular basis. Exchange or clean the filter in line with the
manufacturer’s instructions. If you can't follow the instructions, warns Heating and Air Knoxville TN, there
would be growth of mold, mildew and bacteria, thus worsening the problem. Low humidity can dry out the
nasal passage while high humidity is conducive to the growth of bacteria and mold. Take care of the
humidistat properly, which in turn will regulate the humidity of the home.
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