An often overlooked appliance, humidifiers are versatile tools that can have a range of benefits. While most people are keen to lower the humidity levels in their homes, a humidifier can help to boost indoor comfort, reduce heating costs, and even stay healthy during flu season.
1. Stop the spread of germs
Flu germs and other viruses can more easily duplicate and spread in dry air. Keeping indoor humidity between 45 and 50% can help to curb the spread of germs.
2. Help to breathe easier
A common symptoms of colds and flu is congestion, sore throats, and coughing. A home hack to combat these symptoms is to hold your head over steam and inhale, so using a warm mist humidifier can help to replicate this without extra effort on your part.
3. Feel better faster
For example, Vicks have created special VapoPads which can help to ease congestion.
If you would prefer to use essential oils, oils like menthol, rosemary, and lavender can help to soothe your symptoms and get you feeling 100% in no time.
4. Keep your body working properly
The inside if your nose is covered in tiny hairs called cilia. They protect your airways by preventing bacteria, germs, dust, and other foreign particles from entering and possibly causing illness.
If your nasal passage is dry, the cilia can’t do their job properly, so bacteria and viruses have no barrier for entry! A humidifier helps to keep them moist and working their best.
5. Additional air purification
Some humidifiers, like the Meaco Deluxe 202 Humidifier and Air Purifier, have additional air purification abilities. Air purifiers are a great way to help to fend off common irritants like pollen, dust, pet dander, and mould which can make you feel unwell.