Humidifiers add moisture to the air, this helps to prevent dryness that can cause irritation to your body in many different ways.
Humidifiers can be particularly effective for alleviating dryness of the skin, nose, throat, and lips. They can also ease some of the symptoms caused by the flu or common cold. So as you can imagine, this little (often forgotten) item can be very useful during the winter months.
Preventing Flu and Easing Colds
Studies have noted that humidifiers can reduce the risk of catching the flu. After adding the flu virus to the air with a simulated cough, researchers found that humidity levels above 40 percent rapidly deactivated the virus, making them much less likely to be infectious.
A lot of people experience a dry cough in the winter too. These kinds of coughs can be very irritating, however, with a humidifier the symptoms of these types of coughs can be lessened with added moisture in the air.
Great for Dry Skin & Hair
During the winter many people notice their skin, lips and hair can become very dry.
Many types of heating units pump hot, dry air through the house or office, which can make the skin dry, itchy, or flaky. Cold air outside can also dry out the skin.
Use a humidifier to add moisture to the indoor air, this may help to reduce the occurrence of dry, cracked skin.
Benefits For The Home
Moisture from a humidifier can be helpful around the home. Houseplants may become more vibrant, and wood floors or furniture may last longer. Humidity can also help to prevent wallpaper and plaster from cracking.
Humid air can also feel warmer than dry air which is more comfortable in the winter months.
Reduce Symptoms of Asthma and Allergies
Using a humidifier can also be a good way to reduce allergy and Asthma symptoms.
People with dry sinuses or airways who are prone to allergic reactions may find that a humidifier relieves their symptoms.
Useful Hints and Tips
Keep Your Humidifier Clean
Humidifiers turn water into breathable vapor in the air. If the humidifier isn’t clean inside, you will be breathing in dirty air.
Always clean a humidifier thoroughly, water should not sit in the humidifier for too long.
Too Much Humidity
Some humidity in the air can be a good thing, but excessive levels can make breathing difficult and some allergy symptoms worse. For example, common allergens, including dust mites, mold, and mildew, thrive in damp environments.
Anyone using a humidifier should also have a humidity meter, or hygrometer, in the room.
Morso ‘Classic’ Humidifier
Made of enamelled cast iron, the Morsø Humidifier is simple and elegant and is available in two sizes: 2 litres and 4.5 litres. The Morsø Humidifier is designed to mitigate the effects of any dry air caused by a wood burning stove.
Simply fill the Morsø Humidifier with water and place on top of the stove and the humidity of the surrounding area will be lifted.
Morso ‘Simplica’ Humidifier
The Morsø Simplica Humidifier has been a Morsø staple since the establishment of the foundry in 1853.
Simply fill the Morsø Simplica Humidifier with water and place on top of the stove and the humidity of the surrounding area will be lifted.
The Simplica name derives from the simplicity and modernity that define the Morsø range.The tight round shape is reminiscent of the cast iron pots that were traditionally part of the Morsø range and the flat top and lid are a tribute to the old Morsø cast iron cookers.