Moisture plays an important role in human life, including being in the air. After all, its lack can significantly worsen the quality of life. People are constantly confronted with the fact that there is not enough moisture, but at low temperatures it is simply not felt.
But this is a real time bomb! Every day, lived in conditions of lack of moisture in the air, slowly destroys the body. As a result, a person can begin to feel irritation to the eyes, dry skin and mucous membranes. This will lead to asthma, allergies, night cough. In addition, dry air spoils and objects – wooden furniture, old books, wallpapers, paintings.
You can solve this problem with a humidifier. It will help maintain a comfortable level of humidity in the house. Only far from all are ready to receive at home in the same humidity, confusing it with dampness. So there is a negative attitude towards these useful devices. Therefore, it is worth debunking the basic myths about moisturizers.
If it’s damp in the street, but you do not need to humidify your home.
Ask a question – what level of relative humidity will be at home, if on the street the temperature is 0 degrees and humidity is 75%? Not at all like the window. If you heat a cubic meter of air from the street to the average temperature that is usually in the room (about 20 degrees), then without additional moistening, the relative humidity level for this volume will eventually be only 20%. But for a comfortable stay in the room you need at least 40% humidity. As the temperature of the air rises, its humidity decreases. And let the winter on the street, there is a fog, 0 degrees and a relative humidity of 100%. If the house temperature is 22 degrees, then the moisture inside will fall a little. The moisture index will be about 23%, which is a proven fact. If, in winter, the humidity is even lower, then in the room it can be as high as 7%. It should be borne in mind that in winter the house also has a heating system that “dries” the air.
If the house and so many sources of moisture, then you can not buy a humidifier.
There are really a lot of different sources of liquid in the house – it’s a boiling kettle with water, cooking, drying clothes and even draining the bathroom after its adoption. This myth would be true if we were drying clothes and making tea in all rooms. It is no accident that the humidity level in the kitchen is much higher than in other rooms. This is also facilitated by cooking, accompanied by steam emissions, and the operation of the gas stove. After all, when burning domestic gas, both carbon dioxide and water vapor are released. The problem is also that natural sources of moisture can not provide the percentage of moisture at a given level, no control will be obtained. It is also important to remember that the optimum humidity is needed in those rooms where the person spends most of the time. To provide the necessary level will be important even for a healthy sleep. In fact because of dry air the person feels itself not slept and it constantly it would be desirable to leave outside. That is why, if there is no special desire to dry constantly the clothes in the apartment and to rush around with the kettle and basins through the rooms, you should provide the right level of humidity in a simple way – to purchase a humidifier.
In winter, you can use a humidifier and not turn it on.
Another curious rule is that the air in the room must be ventilated every day, regardless of the time of the year. After all, in the stagnant air allergens and dust accumulate, the oxygen content decreases, making the air simply stale. However, even a small amount of freezing air, admitted to the street in winter, will greatly reduce the humidity in the room while maintaining a constant temperature. In other words, the moisture simply disappears through the open window. Many of us watched as the water dissolved in the air near the window forms steam, which flows out.This is why it is necessary to ventilate the room with the humidifier turned on, otherwise this useful step will only make the air drier. In winter, the relative humidity in the street is relatively high, the percentage of moisture in the air. However, due to low temperatures, its absolute value is very low. It is low absolute humidity and is the cause of many northern diseases – behind the polar circle are diseases of the respiratory system.
The humidifier is generally harmful to health.
If you do not comply with the simplest rules for the use of appliances, which are usually given by the manufacturer, an electric kettle may also be harmful to health. Myth most often comes up in connection with ultrasonic humidifiers. After all, invisible waves frighten some people. They say that even cats refuse to sleep in those rooms where such devices work. It is worth knowing that the effect of ultrasound on the human body depends on the frequency of the waves and on the time of exposure. The ultrasonic humidifier does not emit anything at all, they just split the water into small droplets. The membrane of the device works absolutely noiselessly in the range, safe for both humans and animals. There are no orders or laws at all that would limit the use of moisturizers. The medical recommendations generally refer to the optimal indices of air humidity in the room. Those who are alarmed by the fact of additional payment for harm to those employees of medical institutions that spend hours working with ultrasound, one can advise only one – to buy a humidifier with the natural principle of evaporation of water. The water will not be reduced by ultrasound, but by rotating discs and the air flow supplied by the fan.
Water in the humidifier blooms, it spreads harmful bacteria.
This myth is based on the fact that there is no flow system in the humidifier. This device is not connected to a water pipe, such as a washing machine. The humidifier really needs to be taken care of and cleaned – it will become a guarantee of health and will avoid problems during operation. If you pour water into a container and do not change it for a long time, then sooner or later it really blossoms. After all, in a typical tap water environment, there are many microorganisms that cause the same flowering. In blossoming water, bacteria begin to multiply even faster, among them pathogenic ones. And during evaporation, many of them get into the air, which we breathe. However, we are talking about the simplest devices, in which only the humidification function is present. In modern and expensive climate systems, this problem is solved by installing a special filter that is part of the air purification system. That’s why the choice of moisturizer is important. There are such devices that can neutralize bacteria and prevent them from penetrating into the air. So, when preparing to buy a humidifier, it may be worth thinking about a more serious device, a climate complex.
When the air conditioner is on, the humidifier can be turned off.
This myth was the result of the belief of most people that a modern split-system sucks air from outside, thereby “refreshing” the room. In fact, this is not true, such functionality is only present in premium models worth several thousand dollars. The external block of the split system is necessary for cooling freon and creating the right pressure. The fact that the air conditioner is drying air is a fact. To divert water accumulating in the indoor unit, the split system has a drain hose. That’s why where the air conditioner works, you just need a humidifier. A couple of hours of operation of the split system can lead to a drop in the humidity level to a critical level of 20-25%. But such indicators are present only in the desert. As a result, the conditioner will form an aggressive environment for the eyes, skin and respiratory organs. Modern non-expensive models can also purify the air, but most such systems simply cool the air in the room.And this is a delayed-action mine. Those who want to create an ideal microclimate at home should pay attention to climatic complexes. They will not only restore the balance of humidity in the room, but also clean the air of dust mites, microorganisms and odors.
If the humidifier is constantly working, then there will be waterlogging.
According to this myth, the long work of the humidifier will lead to the appearance of mold, everything around will start to rot and die, the wallpaper will fall off, and the plaster will crumble. The statement is only partially true. This situation can be observed for simple humidifiers, which do not know how to control the humidity and temperature. Quality and costly devices have built-in sensors that allow you to keep a constant set level of humidity. The air will be exactly as planned. If the humidity reaches the specified level, the device will simply turn off, earning again as needed. The climate complex is not intended simply to constantly humidify the air, but to maintain the absolute and relative humidity in the room at the optimum level. It should be noted that this myth scares people most. After all, the absence of moisture does not appear externally and is not felt immediately, then you can see dampness almost immediately.
Because of the humidifier, furniture may appear on the furniture.
A white coating can actually occur if a steam or ultrasonic humidifier is used in conjunction with tap water. After all, it has many salts and impurities, including carbonates. They are after heating and splitting by ultrasound and settle in the form of a dry residue on furniture and things. Such a touch is similar to that formed in the form of scale on the spirals of washing machines and in kettles. There is nothing bad for health in this, just more often it is necessary to clean in their premises. And to finally get rid of the undesirable plaque, you have to start using distilled water. There is certainly no salt in it. It is also possible to use complexes with natural evaporation of moisture, as a result of which there will be no plaque. The air will not only be moist, but also clean.
The humidifier is constantly gurgling, so in the nursery it does not belong.
There are reasons for the appearance of such a myth. Indeed, steam humidifiers are noisy, which is explained by boiling water. The noise level of each device is different, but in the end, water can really prevent a child from sleeping, or even an adult. Noiseless are only devices with natural cold humidification, where the water does not heat up at all. Such complexes should be placed in the children’s room – they are quiet, they provide humidity and air purity.