The changing of the seasons is inevitable. This is something that we need to prepare for year in and year out. With these changes come adjustments in many aspects of our daily routines. The change of seasons affects our body, which can then result in allergy issues, the common cold, and other illnesses.

Allergies should be taken seriously. These are caused by many things, and poor air quality is one of them. Excessively dry or humid air can affect your allergies. Dry air is the absence of water vapor in the air, also called low relative humidity. When it drops below about 30-40% the air feels dry to the skin.

When we’re outside, this is something that we cannot entirely control. Luckily, inside our homes, there are things that we can do to improve the condition and quality of the air. How then can we add more moisture to the air?

The solution is a device called a humidifier. This type of equipment adds moisture to the air to prevent dryness that can irritate the different parts of your body. Humidifiers are essential to treat, or better yet prevent dry skin, nose, throat, and lips. This device is also very effective in helping ward off the common cold or flu.

Humidity is the measure of water vapor that is in the air at any given time. This fact plays a big part in treating allergies. And this same fact can also cause allergies to worsen at times. This means that a well-balanced humidity level can help keep your allergies in check. This is especially true in helping keep the level of dust mites in the air, which is another significant factor for those with skin allergies.

Dry air also irritates your nasal passages. This is one reason why it is so bad for your allergies, and can consequently and potentially lead to sinus infection.

How can humidifiers help keep away or relieve allergies? With a balanced air level, humidity keeps your nasal passages clear. A clear nasal passage is very important to the purging of allergens, which you are exposed to on a daily basis. It is also very helpful to those who suffer from sinusitis.

Types of humidifiers:

Point-of-use

These are portable humidifiers. They can humidify the air in one to a few rooms. These usually have water tanks, which you need to refill in a customary manner.

Evaporative humidifier

This is also known as the cool mist humidifier. This uses a reservoir, wick, and filter to spread room temperature water vapor through the air. Some of the models can be programmable, while some have hygrometers, which are important in maintaining an optimal humidity level.

Vaporizer

This type produces steam. Vaporizers are effective but consume much more energy than an evaporative humidifier.

Impeller humidifiers / ultrasonic humidifiers

These models may deposit minerals on nearby furniture because they don’t have filters to remove it. These minerals appear as a fine dust.

Humidifiers are very helpful in reducing allergies. The downside, however, is that there are reviews which attempt to prove that they don’t work as much as we expect them to be. One factor may be that maintenance plays a huge deal in making sure your humidifier remains effective.

Our professionally trained team offers outstanding professional services for commercial and residential HVAC needs, with an emphasis on quality work and customer satisfaction. And we also offer assistance with and equipment for improving the air quality in your home. To set up an appointment to schedule a visit in the Las Vegas or Henderson area, give us a call at (702) 564-6697 or contact us online today!