Skin feeling a little parched these days? You have the cold, dry outdoor air and even dryer indoor air to thank for it. In addition to being cold, winter can be a very dry time of year for people who spend a lot of time indoors.
Whether using a furnace or fireplace to warm up your living space, the impact on your skin is largely the same. Dry, flakey, or itchy skin are all common ailments during the wintertime. However, your skin isn’t the only thing that can suffer. In winter, the air can dry out your mucus membranes, which leads to chapped lips, nose bleeds, and a dry throat. In addition to that, it can also make you more susceptible to colds and the flu.
One of the best solutions for winter dryness at home is to use a home humidifier.
There are two main types of humidifiers: whole home humidifiers and portable room humidifiers. A whole home humidifier attaches to your HVAC system and helps control dryness in all rooms throughout the home. By contrast, a portable room humidifier delivers a specific amount of moisture, at the right time, and in the right place. Both humidifier types have their pros and cons; however, today, we’re just going to concentrate on the portable variety.
4 Portable Humidifiers for a More Comfortable Winter
Dyson AM10 Hygienic Mist Humidifier
Ideal Room Size: 180 Square Feet
Like other Dyson products it’s Air Multiplier™ technology accelerates air through an annular aperture, drawing in surrounding air to project smooth, powerful, high-velocity airflow. The hygienic mist projected with level of moisture to maintain a comfortable environment where it hydrates in the winter and cools in the summer.
Boneco Air-O-Swiss® Ultrasonic Humidifier AOS U650
Ideal Room Size: Up to 650 Square Feet
This digital ultrasonic humidifier from Air-O-Swiss® Advanced Air Treatment Systems uses high frequency vibrations to generate a micro-fine mist in rooms up to 650 feet. It allows the user to make the choice of warm or cool mist and a replaceable demineralization cartridge ensures water mist without mineral residue. This ultra-quiet and energy efficient humidifier has a manual night-time display dimmer for restful sleep.
Crane Ultrasonic Cool Mist Drop Shape Humidifier
Ideal Room Size: 250 Square Feet
The Crane Ultrasonic Cool Mist Drop Shape Humidifier has whisper-quiet operation and removable water tank which holds just under 1 gallon of water. The humidifier can run up to 24 hours and has a 360-degree mist nozzle.
HoMedics® myBaby® Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifer with Soundspa®
Ideal Room Size: 240 Square Feet
The HoMedics’ myBaby Ultrasonic Humidifier with SoundSpa creates the ideal environment to encourage your baby to sleep through the night with cool mist and soothing sounds.
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