Summer is underway, and keeping your home cool and comfortable is a top priority. The air conditioner is likely being used quite a bit, which can be contributing to low humidity in the home. We know what you’re thinking, “Summer days are SO hot and sticky already, why would I need even more humidity?”
Air conditioners remove moisture from the air, causing the air inside your home to become stale and dry. Chronic dry air presents a number of problems:
- Dry air can cause your sinuses to become inflamed and swollen, leading to nasal complications and making your body more susceptible to infection.
- Dry air also causes itchy skin, eyes and throat.
Why be forced to choose between comfort and health? A cool mist humidifier is used to treat nasal and chest congestion from the common cold, allergies or a sinus infection, according to MayoClinic.com. Use a cool mist humidifier during the summer months when pollen and mold counts are at their highest and counteract the effects of air conditioning. Keep your home cool and still maintain the proper amount of humidity!
* The information contained herein or through linkages to other sites should not be construed as medical advice. It is not a substitute for medical or professional care, and you should not use the information in place of the advice of your physician or other healthcare provider. Source: livestrong.com