More and more households are using a humidifier for its many benefits. It is a device that has an impact on the overall comfort of the house as well as on the overall health of its inhabitants, especially for those with fragile health.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF A HUMIDIFIER
- One of the benefits of a humidifier is its ability to clean the inside of your home
Humidifiers are particularly appreciated by people who want to benefit from better breathing since they diffuse steam that purifies the air in the house. Indeed, the dryness of the environment has a very direct impact on our health by creating respiratory problems such as incessant coughs, colds, unwanted nasal discharge, and even rhinopharyngitis and asthma attacks. But that's not all, too dry air leads to premature skin aging and headaches, for example.
- By maintaining a good humidity level, the air is much more breathable and comfortable
And your respiratory system is much better protected from all the bacteria present in the air, especially if you add essential oils known for their health benefits (this is not essential, however). This is why more and more parents are using these devices in their children's rooms.
- A humidifier can significantly reduce tiredness
It allows oxygen to be easily absorbed, making it easier to transfer to the blood. This limits the problems of migraines and a lack of concentration. It also reduces the inconvenience caused by dehydration problems. This equipment anticipates lip cracking.
Whether you place your humidifier in the child's room, or in any other room of the house, you are guaranteed to enjoy benefits that you never knew existed before.
BENEFITS OF A HUMIDIFIER FOR BABY
- To solve this problem, the humidifier disperses water droplets that will humidify the atmosphere and relax the baby, who can then spend a peaceful night.
It should be noted that the humidity level in the infant's room should not be less than 30%. It is only at this stage that he will benefit from real respiratory comfort.
BENEFITS OF A HUMIDIFIER IN HOME
- Improving comfort in the home is also part of the benefits of an air humidifier.
The humidifier reduces the amount of dust in the atmosphere. It is a very handy device that can be used in different ways. It contributes even more to the reduction of static electricity, which can have a negative impact on electronic devices.
- An air humidifier is not only good for your health but also allows you to enhance your interior design.
Indeed, if some offer rather basic design, others are real assets for your decoration.
Other products also offer several different colors that automatically alternate from blue to red, green, etc. Thus, in addition to enjoying a healthy and pure atmosphere, you will enjoy a relaxing atmosphere to enjoy unforgettable moments in the company of those you love.
DISADVANTAGES OF A HUMIDIFIER
Although the humidifier has many benefits listed above, its use is not without its drawbacks. It is necessary to be aware of these before deciding on the purchase of a humidifier. In the case of a humidifier that is not equipped with a filter, the diffusion channels will be blocked by scale or limescale deposits. In order to avoid this inconvenience, it is advisable to maintain the unit regularly. Regular cleaning after each use and thorough monthly maintenance are necessary to ensure the longevity of the unit
- In addition, some humidifiers wet the ground and accidents such as skidding can occur inadvertently.
- The humidifier could also promote the development of dust mites
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF A HUMIDIFIER?
As we have seen before, the humidifier does not only have virtues. Its handling may also have side effects.
- The first risk is the transformation of a dry environment into one that is too humid
When humidity exceeds 60%, mold can form due to a concentration of water vapor on walls, windows, and even wallpaper. In the long term, stagnant water may well form, damaging the furniture. As a result, bad odors can also spread.
- The use of humidifiers can also lead to respiratory infections
Once molds form, spores can float in the atmosphere and attack the respiratory system. This could exacerbate allergy problems. For some people, the humidifier may even have contradictory effects. It could cause headaches and lead to fatigue. Some even complain of heart disease following the use of this device. Health problems may occur. However, this situation is rarely related to the humidifier model but rather to maintenance and use.
This is why it is very important to properly maintain your humidifier if you want to enjoy its benefits in the best possible way. The more you use your humidifier, the more it will be attacked by scale or limescale for example, which can eventually block the steam diffusion paths. Feel free to refer to the user manual that comes with your humidifier to find out exactly what good maintenance practices are recommended.
Now you have a better understanding of the benefits that a humidifier can bring to you, both in terms of your health (and that of your children) and your home overall. Although these devices have slight disadvantages, they are still very popular as they are so effective.