What Is Humidity And Why Is It Important?

What is humidity?

Relative humidity (RH) is the amount of moisture in the air compared to how much moisture the air can hold. The higher the RH, the more humid it feels. The warmer the air, the more moisture it can hold. That’s why it feels more humid in the summer.

Why humidify?

Cold air does not hold as much moisture as warm air. In cold winter months, a humidifier can add moisture to the room air, making the room feel more comfortable. Raising the humidity level in a cool, dry room also makes it feel warmer.

The ideal humidity level is between 40-60%.

Benefits of using our humidifiers.

Helps temporarily relieve dry air discomforts.

Getting a good night’s sleep helps me feel healthier, more alert and ready to conquer the day. Washing all of our bedding every week on the hot cycle helps reduce allergens.

Helps temporarily relieve congestion and cough.

Maintaining an indoor humidity level between 40-60% can reduce the survival of flu viruses on surfaces and in the air*.

Helps reduce
static electricity.

The pollen from the trees, grasses and weeds can stick to our skin, hair and clothing. I have learned that changing our clothes and showering when we come inside, can be extremely beneficial.

Helps keep plants healthier.

Using a humidifier helps return moisture to the air promoting plant growth.

Helps you breathe better and sleep more comfortably.

Comfortable humidity helps keep throat and nasal passages hydrated.

Helps protect furniture.

Low humidity causes wood to lose moisture and shrink. Extreme changes can causes warping and cracking.

*Studies have shown that keeping indoor air at an RH level of 40-60% reduces survival of flu viruses on surfaces and in the air compared to lower RH levels.

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