To most people, a home humidifier, or dehumidifier, is something they pull out only when the air is dry, and are not taking advantage of all the benefits these small appliances can do for us! Why don’t more people use them?
- It is because many people are not entirely familiar with the purpose these little, but powerful appliances can serve for the sinus, cold and allergy sufferer
- Nor do they understand the real difference between the two.
Why use a Humidifier?
This contraption adds moisture to the air in a room or space. They can be purchased in a range of brands and sizes. Small ones may treat a room and larger systems can treat an entire house, depending on the need. A humidifier is great for colds, congestion, and even allergies. Increasing the moisture in the air helps ease these symptoms and balance out dryer conditions that may exacerbate the problem.
What is a Dehumidifier?
A dehumidifier lowers the moisture level in a given area. Like their counterparts, they come in many different sizes and price points. A dehumidifier can help control energy costs, cut down on odors, and help reduce Phoenix area allergens such as mildew. If ventilation is an issue in a room or space such as a basement, a dehumidifier just may be the answer.
How should I use them?
There is an optimal humidity level for comfortable, healthy living. The climate outside and ventilation in a living space can negatively affect these humidity levels. If a family member is experiencing health issues or the ventilation in an area is not ideal, it may be time to consider a humidifier or dehumidifier.
The outside climate and the living space will determine which machine will benefit you and your family. Just remember that these machines should be kept clean in order to experience the best results.
We suggest that you talk to your doctor the next time you or your child experiences cold or allergy symptoms so a specialist can tell you the optimal levels so you and your family feel better!
If you’re suffering from allergies, we can help. Our allergy doctors have helped thousands of patients in Arizona breathe a little easier. You deserve to live a life that is free of allergies! Contact us today at 602-242-4592, or book an appointment online to schedule an appointment at one of our 5 valley-wide locations.