What Does a Humidifier Do?

What Does a Humidifier Do

What Does a Humidifier Do?

Understanding how they work and the benefits they provide


Relative humidity is a way to describe how much moisture is in the air vs. how much the air could hold under current conditions. It’s a way to judge how high or low the moisture content is.


Above 60% the body feels hot and can’t cool itself well. At low humidity skin is dry and nasal and other passages dry out. Sickness can occur more easily and colds are harder to deal with. An ideal range is 40-60% or so. 50% is a great target.

What Does a Humidifier Do

How Does a Humidifier Work

Humidifiers relieve low-humidity conditions in your home. They turn water into a fine mist (steam or vapor) that increases moisture in the air. They restore comfortable, healthy moisture as found in nature.


There are 2 basic types: warm mist and cool mist. Warm mist uses heat to generate steam. Cool mist use
other methods to generate nonheated water vapor. Both types add moisture into the air around you.


Humidifiers help relieve dry skin, sinus problems, and can aid in sickness recovery. Also they promote a more comfortable, natural air environment in your home. Breathing is easier and the air feels more pleasant. See Also > Benefits of Humidifier

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