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Humidification, simply put, is increasing the relative humidity - the amount of moisture in the air compared to how much moisture the air can hold.
In winter, cold air holds less moisture. A humidifier can add moisture to the room air, making the room feel warmer and more comfortable.
Adding moisture to your air, can temporarily relieve cough and congestion and even help you breathe and sleep better.
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Offers an effective solution to counteract the effects of dry harsh winter air by adding essential moisture to any room. Soothe dry skin with added moisture so hands and lips are no longer dry.
Comfortable humidity helps purify the air and keep throat and nasal passages hydrated, which helps you breathe better and sleep more comfortably.
Maintaining an indoor humidity level between 40-60% can reduce the survival of flu viruses on surfaces and in the air. 1
Symptoms of dry air include curled leaves and dry leaf tips. Flower buds turn brown and fall off. Using a humidifier helps return moisture to the air promoting plant growth.
Static electricity is more active when the air is dry, especially in the cold months when people turn on their heat. Returning moisture to dry air helps reduce static shocks and static cling.
Low humidity causes wood to lose moisture and shrink. Extreme changes can cause warping and cracking.
1 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.