Are you thinking about having a humidifier in your home but aren’t really sure about it? Or maybe you already have one but you don’t know all the benefits of using it. Either way, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve got a list of benefits to using a humidifier in your home including the best way to clean it, and how to use it. Keep reading!
Reduce Risk of Infection
Moist air is great for killing viruses and bacteria. They don’t spread as well in the moist air as they do dry air. Keeping a humidifier in your home could mean the difference between getting the flu this winter and staying healthy. It’s also good for preventing and reducing airborne allergies. If someone in your home is prone to seasonal allergies, it’s best to have a humidifier for them.
Have Healthier Plants
Houseplants already improve your household environment in a number of ways. They provide oxygen to the air and pull out the toxins. But depending on the plant, they can be a lot of work. Humidifiers can help you keep up with them by preventing the plant from drying out and dying. In return, you get a healthier plant, and a healthier you.
Heal A Cold Faster
Humidifiers can help you heal a cold faster. When the air is moist, your nasal passage and your throat will be moister and this will allow them to heal faster and prevent them from becoming dry and itchy. I don’t know about you but if there’s one thing I hate about a cold is an itchy throat!
Improve Your Sleep
Did you know you are more prone to snore if your nasal passage is dry? It’s true. So if you or your partner snores and it’s causing your nights’ sleep to be interrupted a humidifier can help add comfort to your sleep by adding moisture to the air.
Work Wonders With Essential Oils
Using essential oils can improve the benefits of using a humidifier by a long shot. Essential oils already have their own benefits to using them, which are amazing if you haven’t used them yet. So imagine adding them into your humidifier to get double the benefits.
Certain oils like lemon oil and tea tree oil can help kill and prevent mold in your home. Eucalyptus oil helps you to relax and improves the quality of your airwaves. And oils like Jasmine and Rose have been proven to elevate your mood levels.
Note: If you are going to be using essential oils in your humidifier make sure it’s not a warm air machine. A warm air humidifier will cause the essential oils to heat to the machine and damage the therapeutic properties of it.
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Clean It Regularly
Failing to clean your humidifier on a regular basis can cause bacteria and mold buildup inside. It will also make your job cleaning it a lot harder. In order to keep a clean home be sure to clean your machine at least once every two weeks.
Use Distilled Water
Tap water has minerals that can create buildup in your humidifier which can in return promote bacterial growth. Distilled or demineralized water contains fewer minerals so there won’t be as much buildup. Using the correct water will cut your cleaning time in half. You won’t need to clean it as often. And there will be a better airflow coming from the machine.
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