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Indoor Humidity: Using a Humidifier

Consumer Guide To Humidification

Humidifiers – love them or hate them? First of all, let me begin by saying that we’re great fans of increasing humidification in winter months, especially for those of us who are in the frozen north and have to live indoors all winter! However, as a company, we’ve had a love-hate relationship with humidifiers, since many of them started to have reliability issues in years past. Our challenge was to find a humidifier that does the job but without the prior drawbacks or reliability problems.

We recommend that indoor humidity levels in winter be around 30 to 40%. Wintry, cold air holds less moisture, and when it’s heated indoors it becomes even drier — setting the stage for itchy skin, sinus attacks, dry eyes and the like.

The good news is that humidifier technology has been improving over the last decade, and humidifiers are now easier to maintain and don’t spew out the white mineral dust which caused respiratory problems. In fact, now some humidifiers are super quiet and some don’t make the common gurgling sounds. However, we did find however that there’s a universal tendency for manufacturers to exaggerate the square footage that is covered by their humidifiers. We’ve adjusted our technical specification charts on our website to reflect what we believe to be the accurate square foot coverage.

Here are some benefits of a humidifier for your home:

Things to keep in mind when choosing a humidifier:

PowerPure 5000 Warm & Cool Mist Ultrasonic Humidifier

None of our humidifiers produce any white mineral dust which can be a by-product of some other brands. The exception to that statement is our favorite ultrasonic humidifier, the PowerPure 5000 Warm & Cool Mist Ultrasonic Humidifier will disperse white dust if softened water is used.

Humidifier features to consider: