Tips To Increase Indoor Humidity

The humidity level inside the house plays a key role in indoor comfort. The level of humidity should be so that it neither feels clammy nor does it feel dry. Ideal level of humidity is generally described as between 40 percent and 60 percent, although some experts believe it should be closer to 35-45 percent.

During the winter season the weather becomes quite dry. The dryness is a natural barrier for certain bacteria to breed and grows such as molds. But it invites other kinds of bacteria such as flu virus to thrive. Dry air makes you more and more susceptible to flu, cold and infections. Low humidity could be a factor for dry and irritating eyes. It increases the evaporation of tears. It can make your skin dry, scaly, itchy skin during winter months, even if that is not as acute as eczema.

How to humidify the house?

• Well the best way to maintain a proper humidity level in the house is to buy a humidifier. A humidifier is device that is mostly integrated with an HVAC or air conditioner to maintain optimum level of humidity in the room. A humidifier can be designed to humidity a single room or the whole house. You can also buy a vaporizer which is cheaper than humidifier but effective.

• A very unusual way to increase the humidity level in winter is to vent your dryer inside. A dry is usually venter outside. If vented inside, the moist, hot air from the clothes-drying process will get put back into your home. This will make the ambience comfortably moist. Another advantage of this is that you will not need to power on the furnace in mild climates. You can do this by buying a special kit. There will be a filter that will filter the air of lint in and collect them in a water - filled plastic cup.

• You can hang your wet clothes that been washed recently indoors. They will dry quickly in the dry indoor air of inside the house. And the moisture that leaves the garments as they dry will diffuse with the indoor air and make it moist. You’ll save electricity by skipping the dryer, too.

• In colder months it is always very tempting to crank up the temperature of the thermostat. But do not do so. The more you do it, the dryer your indoor air becomes .If need be put on an extra sweater.

• When you are cooking always keep remove the lid from the boiling pot of water. So that the steam that comes out mixes with indoor air. You can also leave water pots in every room. This will increase humidity through evaporation.

• Always keep a spray bottle for misting the plants. This keeps them humid in dry indoor air. Put a dish under each plant, so the water that runs out can be left to evaporate.





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