Low humidity in your home can have an impact on your general health. That's where our range of humidifiers comes in. These products have been designed to keep your home environment healthy. They emit water vapour or steam into the air to increase the moisture levels to bring about optimum humidity levels. There are a range of options to choose from such as our warm/cold mist humidifier. But how do you choose the type that’s right for you?
Types of humidifiers
- Central humidifiers - These are usually built into home heating and air con systems. They are designed to humidify the whole house.
- Ultrasonic humidifiers - These produce a cool mist with ultrasonic vibration such as the Premi-I-Air EH1638 Olor Ultrasonic.
- Impeller humidifiers - These produce a cool mist using a rotating disk.
- Evaporators - These use a fan to blow air through a wet wick, filter, or belt.
- Steam vaporizers - These models use electricity to create steam that cools before leaving the machine.
What is the ideal humidity level?
The amount of humidity in the air will vary depending on where you live, the weather and the time of year. Humidity in your home should be kept between 30% and 50%. If it is constantly above 50% then you should check out our range of dehumidifiers as excess moisture can lead to issues such as damp and mould. You can measure humidity using a hygrometer. These are very similar to thermometers in functionality and appearance. They measure the amount of moisture in the air and can be purchased at most hardware stores. Many models now feature built in hygrometers but are known as humidistats.
What issues can low or high humidity cause?
High humidity can can cause condensation. When it humidifies, it can then trigger the growth of bacteria, dust mites and mould. These allergens can cause respiratory problems and trigger allergy and asthma flare-ups. Low humidity can cause many issues. This includes dry skin, itchy eyes, dry sinuses, bloody noses and cracked lips.