Views: 16 Author: Site Editor Publish Time: 2018-11-09 Origin: Site
Have you noticed that you are suffering from a sore throat or dry eyes recently? Or maybe your skin is dry and a little itchy, rashes covering many parts of your body? This is because the dry air quality in your current residence.
Dry air can affect the body in numerous ways, from the skin on your body to your internal organs. It can cause in certain individuals dry eyes, throat, and skin, as well as nasal congestion and nose bleeds. If you are suffering from respiratory issues such as asthma or the common cold, dry air can increase the symptoms and make recovery a long stretch of road.
So, what exactly is a humidifier? And what would be the best time or times to change the filter in your humidifier to add comfort to your household? Let’s find out!
What is a Humidifier and Humidity?
A humidifier is a household or industrial machine that can change the levels of humidity in a single room or entire dwelling, depending on the size and strength of the one chosen. A humidifier is closely related to its exact opposite – the dehumidifier – as it registers and regulates air quality. A humidifier will add proper amounts of moisture to the air, whereas the dehumidifier can take it away.
Thanks to the wonders of modern technology, a humidifier is now equipped to read the levels of moisture in the air and add only what is needed. Most devices come with controls that can determine when the machine switches on and off, what kind of moisture inducing mist is introduced to the atmosphere, and what temperature said mist will be it.
It is recommended by most home-care experts that a home should have approximately a 50% level of humidity within the air during summer months and approximately a 30% level during the cooler winter months. But what exactly is humidity? We’ve all heard the expression “it’s not the temperature but the humidity making everything so sticky and muggy”.
Humidity is a term used to describe the level of water vapor in the air. It is usually for the weather forecasters to describe the level of humidity in an area under conditions of absolute or relative humidity.The term absolute humidity is used to define the level of water vapor divided by the dry air in a certain amount of air at a particular temperature. However, the term relative humidity is the ratio of the current absolute humidity to the highest possible level of absolute – which is 100% because the air cannot physically contain more water. Then, the areas experiencing this percentage will experience rainy and wet weather.