Why Your Home Needs a Humidifier
You may think of a humidifier as an unneeded appliance at home. Besides having fans, air conditioners, a fridge, and a water heater, why would your home still need a humidifier?
The reasons are aplenty and when you’ve known them, you may want to reconsider getting the appliance. Kindly scroll down to know them!
1) It prevents dryness and cold symptoms
It’s convenient to have a humidifier at your home in Malaysia. This is to combat the dryness and cold symptoms caused by cold air from December to February.
You may not directly notice the crispy, dry air around you, except until you get skin irritation, chapped lips, flu, a sore throat, or other symptoms.
Thus, having a humidifier can keep you healthy and that’s certainly worth the extra price you will pay for it!
2) It can protect your furniture and wooden floors
Dry air doesn’t only affect your body but also your property. Flooring can buckle or break and furniture can crack or split when constantly exposed to dry air.
That includes family antiques and favourite pieces of furniture which are expensive. Not to mention, noticeably broken furniture can mar your house aesthetics and measurable value.
3) Get rid of static shocks
You know the feeling of being shocked after touching a metal, glass, or fabric? That’s called a static shock, which is caused by the imbalance of positive and negative charges in an object.
When you build up the moisture level at home through a humidifier, static shocks will completely be disarmed, and so, you won’t flinch anymore out of the blue.
4) It keeps your indoor plants healthy
Most indoor plants need two things to be healthy: indirect light and moisture. A humidifier works to add your chosen level of moisture in the air to make that possible.
However, be careful to not set your humidifier too high or leave it on for a long period. This can foster the growth of mould and mildew in your home.
Mould and mildew produce spores that can cause respiratory symptoms. You could experience them either by inhaling or touching the spores or a mouldy surface.
5) It helps you lower electricity expenses
Feeling cold in the house? Turn on the humidifier for a bit, you’ll notice that the air will be warmer in a while.
As a result, you won’t have to turn on your heat pump or bathe in hot water. This helps lower your bills monthly which gives you more to spare for other things.
6) It is incredibly easy to maintain
Whether you have a single or several humidifiers at home, you can maintain them with great ease on the same day—and there’s no need to call a tradesman.
Just empty its water tank, clean it out to ensure there are no mould, mildew, and bacteria, and then refill with water. And that’s how simple it is!