Among the various parameters of the microclimate, the most important for us, without a doubt, is the temperature in the room. The spread of comfortable temperatures is quite small: below +17 … +18 degrees — it’s cool, above +25 degrees — it’s already too hot, and if you expand this range, then staying indoors becomes extremely uncomfortable.

Compared to temperature, other indicators of the microclimate seem not so important. Atmospheric pressure affects mainly people suffering from chronic diseases. And indicators of air humidity are important for those who have a history of bronchial asthma. In view of the foregoing, the answer to the question of what humidifiers are for is not so obvious.

But if we look at the problem more closely, it turns out that air humidity is almost the most important indicator of all that must be taken into account when creating a comfortable microclimate in an apartment or room. At the same time, the normal level of humidity is just as important as the acceptable temperature range, and should be 45-50%.

Of course, a short stay in too dry or excessively humid air is not so dangerous for health and well-being. But if high humidity is a constant indicator for a room, then this can lead to sad consequences. High humidity adversely affects the well-being of people and pets, destroys the interior decoration of the room. Humid air is an excellent breeding ground for pathogenic microbes, and contributes to the gradual destruction of wooden furniture.

In most of the territory of Russia, the period when the air humidity is increased to levels hazardous to health is either not observed, or is very short-lived. High humidity is a problem in the tropical zone, not in central Russia. A more serious problem is dry air. And this problem arises not only in hot summer, but also in winter. It turns out that heating systems, which most Russians use for at least six months a year, dry the air a lot. As a result, relative humidity often falls below 25%. This dryness leads to dry skin and can cause respiratory problems.

Due to the dryness of the air in the premises, dust accumulates, and this, along with the drying of the mucous membranes, adversely affects the bronchi, especially in the presence of bronchitis. Furniture, plank floors, parquet, and wallpaper are also falling behind the walls. There are other troubles with the interior decoration of the apartment.

To effectively combat dry air and maintain a normal level of humidity in the room, there are humidifiers. Today, there are various types of these devices on the market, and it is not always easy to choose which humidifier to give preference to.

Each type of humidifier has its pros and cons. And before you buy a household air humidifier, you need to have a clear idea of ​​what these devices are based on.

The most primitive device has sprayers that simply spray water, saturating the air in the room with fine mist. But such humidifiers have an obvious drawback. The fact is that they humidify the air unevenly. At the same time, water dust, settling on furniture and furnishings, can destroy them with prolonged exposure.

Another type of device is steam humidifiers — Turn water into steam. At the same time, they not only humidify the air; thanks to them, the room becomes warmer. But if this is not required, steam humidifiers are not the best choice. Among other things, these humidifiers consume a lot of electricity.

Ultrasonic Humidifiers

Ultrasonic humidifiers are considered more economical, which, with the help of high-frequency vibrations, convert water into steam. But the most popular among the population are traditional humidifiers, performing their function by passing air through special humidified filters. In the process of this, the air is purified from microorganisms, and in a number of humidifiers, ionization and aeration of the air also occur. There are also humidifiers and air purifiers that can simultaneously humidify the air and purify it of allergens and odors.

Many models of humidifiers are equipped with a built-in humidity sensor or even an automatic system that independently determines the optimal level of humidification. The design of modern humidifiers is such that these devices fit easily into any interior.


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