How can air humidifiers ease your dry skin issues?
During winter months, the moisture in the air begins to evaporate. This means that there is also less moisture on your skin. Without moisture, skin begins to dry up. Dry skin is most noticeable on your hands and lips as they are constantly exposed to the elements.
Air humidifiers release small amounts of mist that are then dispersed throughout the room. The more moisture that is in the air, the better the chance of your skin also receiving that moisture.
While air humidifiers can be used year-round, they are most beneficial in colder months, or in climates with low moisture level in the air.
Features to consider while choosing a humidifier
Before purchasing a humidifier, it’s important to know what the different features it could possibly come with mean. Below we’ve explained each of the features in more detail.
There are two types of mist used in a humidifier: warm and cool. Which kind of mist you would like depends on preference. Warm mist is believed to be healthier as the water is initially boiled inside the machine to kill bacteria and mold. This however means more electricity being used and more danger for small kids and pets. During winter months, it is nice to have a bit of warmth in the air, while in summer months, a cool mist is preferred. Do take note, however, that the larger room, the higher the chance for the mist to cool down as it mixes with the surrounding air.
Water tank capacity
The water tank capacity refers to the amount of water that a humidifier can hold. The larger the tank, the less often you will have to refill it. However, a larger tank capacity means a larger humidifier itself. Be sure to decide where you will put your humidifier ahead of time; otherwise, you may find yourself with a large humidifier and nowhere to put it. Water tank capacities can range from the rather small 300 ml of the VicTsing Humidifier, to the very large six liters of the Elechomes Humidifier.
Most humidifiers will have different mist time settings to choose from. This could be anywhere from every 5 minutes to 60 minutes. Mist times allow you to decide on just how much moisture you would like to remain in the air.
The less humidity level you choose, the longer your humidifier will work on one refill.
The covering area of a humidifier refers to how large of a space the mist will reach. This can range from 160 square feet of the VicTsing Humidifier, to a whopping 753 square feet of the Levoit Humidifier. If you live in an apartment, or just need a humidifier for a small room, then a machine with a small covering area will be just fine. If you have a large room or even an office, then it is more practical to purchase a humidifier with a larger coverage area, rather than multiple smaller machines.
Humidifiers have mechanical parts, so some noise will be emitted. If you want to use your humidifier at night while you sleep, find a product with a lower sound level, which is measured in decibels (dBA). Most humidifiers are built efficiently, so the sound levels are rather low. Usually, the larger the humidifier, the higher the sound level. The VicTsing Humidifier is small and has a sound level of only 23 dBA. The much larger Elechomes Humidifer has a sound level of 45 dBA.
Warranties differ significantly with each humidifier. For example, the Elechomes Humidifier has only a one-year limited warranty, while the MistAire Humidifier has a tremendous five-year warranty. If you are worried about a product breaking, then a warranty is a significant factor to consider.
Depending on your use for the humidifier, the types of additional features may sway you to a particular purchase. Some humidifiers, like the VicTsing Humidifier, also act as an oil diffuser. So in addition to adding mist to your room, it will also emit a pleasant odor.
The Elechomes and the Levoit Humidifer both come with remote controls. If you prefer not to get up every time you want a different setting for your humidifier, then a remote control is a great extra feature.
One important safety feature to look for (especially if you have kids) is the automatic shut-off function. This means that even if there is no more water in the tank, the machine will turn off on its own accord. This adds some extra peace of mind that your machine won’t break or overheat and cause a fire in your bedroom. The PurSteam Humidifier has this option.