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5 Benefits of Using a Humidifier in Winter 2022

Tuesday, 21 December 2021  |  Paul

Colder air makes the air dry, and dry air can cause a wide range of issues including an increase in allergies, dying house plants, and dehydration, and it can even mean that viruses spread faster in the air. Humidifiers are a must have for winter, designed to put more humidity in the air, which will improve your health and wellbeing, and even help to prevent mould developing in your health. This guide explains the pros and cons of humidifiers, why you should get one, and explains the best humidifiers to buy this winter.

Using a Humidifer Over Winter Can Improve Your Health
Using a humidifier over winter can improve health

The Benefits of Using a Humidifier

This guide is a go-to guide for when it comes to buying your humidifier. It explains:

What Are Humidifiers?

Humidifiers have one simple job: to add more humidity (or moisture) into the air. They come in all shapes and sizes; some are for offices, others for house bedrooms or living rooms, others fit into your aircon unit and others stand on their own running either on their own or via a plug socket.

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Why Is Dry Air Bad For Me?

Dry air can be particularly bad for those who suffer from respiratory problems, making asthma worse, causing bronchitis and dehydration, and it can even mean that viruses spread faster. Dry air is one of the reasons why viruses tend to be more prevalent during winter.

The other problem is what dry air can do to your house. Dry air can make your house plants die, it can make mould grow faster and it can make your household a dry and cold place. The solution isn't to turn your heating on, but to try and get more humidity and moisture into the air.

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Our 5 Reasons Why Using a Humidifer Can Improve Your Winter

  1. Reduce Infections and Viruses
    1. Viruses and bacteria travel more effectively in dry air. A humidifer can keep flus, colds and more at bay.
  2. Improve Skin Health and Prevent Dry Skin
    1. Dry air is the cause of dry skin, not cold air. Keep the air moist and your skin will get the moisture it needs to stay healthy.
  3. Increase Sleep Quality
    1. Sinuses don't react well to dry air, which can cause snoring while you sleep. A humidifier can help you to Sleep Better.
  4. Make your Houseplants Happy
    1. Your plants need water all year round and during summer they benefit from humid air. Winter isn't the case, which is why you might be struggling to keep your plants thriving through the cold. A humidifier can quickly solve this problem.
  5. Relief Allergies
    1. We've already mentioned that dry air is bad for your sinuses. Dry air is harsh on the throat and nasal passages, which can be prevented by ensuring that the air that you are breathing is full of moisture.

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Our Top Humidifier Recommendations

Below we look into the most popular humidifiers on the market. We cover:

  1. The Best Humidifier for Your Home (Large Rooms)
  2. The Best Humidifier for Your Home (Small Rooms)
  3. The Best Humidifier for Travelling
  4. The Best Humidifier for Offices

The Best Humidifier for Your Home (Large Rooms)

Beurer LB44 Ultrasonic Air Humidifier

Beurer LB44 Ultrasonic Air HumidifierThe Beurer LB44 Ultrasonic Air Humidifier is our top humidifier, using ultrasound technology to improve moisture in the air by using 15 aroma pads that make the air smell fresh.

  • Suitable for rooms that are 25m²
  • Visible water line allows you to see when it needs refilling
  • Completely silent, for use in living rooms or bedrooms
  • Features 15 aroma pads that make the room smell fresh

The Best Humidifier for Your Home (Small Rooms)

Beurer LB37 Compact Ultrasonic Humidifier

Beureer LB37 Compact Ultrasonic HumidifierThe Beurer LB37 Humidifier can be used with essential oils to improve room fragrance and can be operated by a simple LED indicator for ease of use.

  • Suitable for rooms that are 20m²
  • Available in two colours, white or toffee
  • Night mode allows for use in bedroom with no noise or bright lights
  • Includes aroma pads and is suitable for use with essential oils

The Best Humidifier for Travelling

Beurer LB12 Mini Air Humidifier

Beurer LB12 Mini Air HumidifierSmall and compact, the Beurer LB12 Mini Air Humidifier can be used with any standard plastic water bottle, and can be used to quickly humidify the air of any small room.

  • Perfect for hotel rooms and hostels that reach a size of 20m²
  • Use with a standard plastic bottle for use on the go
  • Practical and easy to use with a simple plug
  • Features an illuminated mist outlet and visible water levels

The Best Humidifier for Offices

Beurer LB88 Dual Technology Air Humidifier

Beurer LB88 Dual Technology Air HumidifierBy far the largest of our humidifiers, the Beurer LB88 Dual Technology Air Humidifier can be used for offices, shops and other large spaces.

  • Perfect for hotel rooms and hostels that reach a size of 40cm²
  • Ultrasound technology ensures room stays humidified
  • Includes anti-lime pads to ensure longevity
  • Includes aroma pads, available in two colours and is a quiet operator 

Remove Dry Air From Your Home This Winter

You don't have to suffer from the usual problems associated with dry air, including snoring, dry skin and an increased risk of developing colds and the flu. A humidifier can quickly put an end to your worries. For more information on our range of humidifiers, you can check out our Air Purifiers category.

Do you have any questions about the different types of air humidifiers? Please don't hesitate to let us know in the comments below, or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Tags: Aids for Daily Living, Breathing, General Health, Humidifiers, Nasal and Sinus, Winter Essentials.