What are the Benefits of a Humidifier for your Home?

During cold winter months (or in the heat of the summer when your AC is on), you may notice that the air in your home is dry. Just like very humid air could be bad news for your health, dry air may cause nose and eye irritation in otherwise healthy people. If you have asthma or another respiratory illness, dry air may make it worse. It is best to keep your home’s humidity within an optimal range–not too high and not too low.

If the air in your home is too dry, one solution is to use a humidifier. Humidifiers are devices that emit water vapor to help keep the air in a room moist. When used correctly, a humidifier may help improve your indoor air.

Below, you will learn how humidifiers work, the benefits of using one in your home, and how to choose the right one and use it correctly.