The Importance of Proper Humidity
The lack of humidity in our surroundings can result in many unpleasant side effects. It leaves us with the feelings of physical discomfort and its absence creates a space where viruses thrive. Humidity is an essential aspect of our health and wellbeing. Maintaining the proper level of humidity in your home results in feeling healthier, more comfortable and acts as a protectant toward your walls and flooring.
It is recommended that the level of humidity in your home rests between 40% and 60%. The exact humidity percentage you leave your home at is a personal preference, however, having humidity either too low or too high comes with risk. Humidity levels that are too high can adversely affect the skin. When too much moisture is present in the air, skin fungus can grow, athlete’s foot can form, and atopic or allergic dermatitis can flare. When humidity levels inside your home are too low, you may experience respiratory issues such as dry cough, wheezing or the exacerbation of preexisting respiratory troubles. In addition, when humidity levels are too low, the walls or flooring inside your home may start to crack or peel.
An effective way in managing humidity in your home is with the use of a humidifier. The Winix L200 humidifier is equipped with the ability to achieve your desired level of humidity and once achieved, automatically turn off, ensuring your preferred humidity stays exactly where you like. If you can’t determine the humidity level in your home, simply set your L200 to your desired humidity level. Although running your humidifier on its maximum setting will increase the humidity in your home, it will not work in maintaining a proper, healthy humidity level. Running your humidifier on this high setting may quickly recharge your air with moisture, but that moisture will be in excess and will cause more harm than good.
Achieving the correct humidity level may sound difficult, but we’ve taken the guesswork out of it. As you now know, it isn’t difficult to manage a preferred humidity level in your home. Investing in the right humidifier regulates the humidity levels inside your home while preventing unpleasant health effects and costly home repairs.