When temperatures drop, the humidity often drops with it, especially indoors. This is because the air, like water solutions, can hold more ‘stuff’ when it’s warm or can be more ‘saturated’. So when the cold air arrives, the amount of water the air can hold decreases and results in dry air, which is brough into your home or office by the A/C system. Then, indoor heating and air tends to dry the air a little more and soon, you have a very dry indoor air situation. This is one reason many people have more sinus, respiratory or allergy issues and irritation during cold weather or just if indoor temperatures are kept very cool. The simple solution to this problem is to use a portable room humidifier.
Electric room humidifiers release a mist of either warm or cool moisture into the air by way of evaporation, ultrasonic, or steam (warm mist). Using a humidifier can easily replace the humidity or moisture lost due to cold temperatures an ease overly dry sinus and respiratory tissues, without either fewer or no medications, which can obviously save you money. Humidifiers are also very good for keeping furniture looking new, as that little bit of moisture helps to keep finishes from cracking. Usually, keeping indoor humidity at 35-45% provides enough moisture to ease sinus and allergy issues.
It is recommended, however, that you choose a top-rated humidifier for your home or office. This is not only because these units have better reviews from customers, but also because they have often been rated by outside companies as being well-made, providing high performance and value, so you won’t have to replace the humidifier within a year like so many cheap units. Top-rated humidifiers are also usually very quiet, as well, which makes them better for sleeping or other areas where noise needs to be kept to a minimum.
In general, if you have small children, babies or pets, a cool mist ultrasonic humidifier is recommended, with steam or warm mist recommended if you don’t have any of those. Filtered humidifiers are best, overall, unless you have no pets or children running around—in which case, a steam humidifier is excellent because it purifies the moisture before releasing and requires no filters. Regardless, before taking other steps to relieve indoor cold-weather allergies and sinus troubles, consider getting a small or large room humidifier and keeping the humidity at 35-45%--you might be surprised at how much better you feel in a day or two, and how much you’re saving on tissues, medications, etc.
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