Inside homes, as well as offices, especially in the period in which the heating systems are turned on, the level of humidity tends to drop considerably.

Living in an environment where the air is too dry often, if not always, involves a series of problems, such as allergies and respiratory disorders, as well as damaging the natural wood furnishings and making the environment dustier and not very comfortable.

To obtain a positive effect and increase the level of comfort, the humidity level in a living environment must be between 30% and 50%, but in most cases, especially with heating at full capacity, it is much lower.

The need to properly humidify a room refers in particular to the bedrooms where children sleep, to which very dry air can easily cause colds, sore throats, and allergies, as well as in the presence of elderly people and those who often suffer from allergies and breathing problems. You may be interested to read: Humidifier for dry eyes

Tips to Maintain the Right Level of Humidity

To remedy the problem of too dry air, there are several remedies, some of which are very simple and natural. First of all, it is recommended to always keep the temperature inside the house or office that is not too high, providing for lowering the heating if necessary.

It is also very important to limit the use of all those appliances that can emit hot and dry air and heat, and therefore further lower the percentage of humidity, such as stoves, electric and gas ovens, but also hairdryers and irons.

In an office, printers and copiers should be placed in a separate room, separate from the one where you spend the day.

How to Humidify a Home in a Natural Way

The bathroom, thanks to the frequent use of hot water, is always a rather humid environment. Keeping the door slightly open helps to raise the level of humidity in the whole house.

Even a pot of boiling water, with the flame left to a minimum, allows you to increase the degree of humidity in the kitchen and the house, as well as the frequent use of steamers for cooking food and kettles.

To reduce the dehumidifying effect of the radiators, a good habit is to place the classic ceramic containers full of water on top of each of them, also perfect for spreading your favorite aroma in the room. Just add an essence to the water, natural lavender, eucalyptus, cedar or other. Alternatively, you can use the appropriate radiator humidifiers.

Leaving a few bowls full of water throughout the house is still a very simple system, and at no cost, ideal for producing a light moistening effect and for spreading the aroma of your favorite essential oil.

Although it is not really nice to look at, even the classic clothesline with the laundry hanging out allows you to effectively humidify an entire room: placing it in the bedroom is enough to make the air fresher and lighter.

Where it is not possible to place a drying rack, a single slightly wet terry towel, placed directly on the radiator, allows obtaining a quick, even if short-lasting, moistening effect.

It is important to keep in mind that in the morning the air is much more humid, cleaner and fresher, to renew it even inside your room it is therefore of fundamental importance to leave the window open every morning at least thirty minutes. In addition to slightly humidifying the environment for several hours, the recirculation of clean air transmits an immediate feeling of energy and well-being.

Some houseplants, especially if they are quite large in size, are also recommended for their ability to purify the air and hydrate it sufficiently, as well as decorate the environment with natural elegance. It is advisable to contact an expert nurseryman to ask for information on the most suitable varieties to make the home air healthier and cleaner.

How to Humidify a Room with a Humidifier

If natural methods are not sufficient, for example, in a very large room, the best solution is to install an electric humidifier, which is an appliance capable of bringing the humidity level back to a healthy and correct percentage, avoiding the air from becoming excessively dry.

The capacity of the appliance must be chosen in relation to the size of the reference environment. The humidifiers are, in any case, appliances with very low power. They consume very little and, even if they are kept on constantly, the result is that of a truly irrelevant cost.

An alternative to the actual humidifier is the essence diffuser, a small appliance that emits a light jet of scented steam, making the environment not only more humid but also more pleasant and relaxing.

The humidifiers can work in two modes, producing water vapor by boiling water or using an ultrasound system. We, therefore, speak of cold humidifiers and hot humidifiers. There are also models that can work with both modes, according to the intended use.

For details, you can see the guide on how to choose a humidifier that we have published in the past.

An alternative to the actual humidifier is the essence diffuser, a small appliance that emits a light jet of scented steam, making the environment not only more humid but also more pleasant and relaxing.

Humidify a room instantly

You can easily boost the humidity in the air instantly with a simple natural DIY homemade humidifier. Just take a jar and fill it up with your favorite fruit water or use aloe vera juice to make an instant homemade indoor humidifier. You can also follow my instructions below:

If you aren’t blessed with access to fresh fruits, this may work for you as well! Take some old-fashioned white vinegar, about 3 tablespoons (45 ml).

Either ask your parents or relatives to help you out or attempt a similar DIY project yourself. Dump it into the jar and let it air-dry for 5 days by covering the jar with aluminum foil during this time (for extreme hydrating – to make sure that all of the organic material has been removed from your vinegar)

Then move on. The next step is arguably easier than what we did here: spray water at full nozzle strength onto everything you can reach – bookcases, tables, beds, and chairs.

Today, many recently produced humidifiers also have an ionizing effect. They release a flow of negative ions into the air, which makes it cleaner. Some are able to emit essences and further free the air from unpleasant odors, smoke, germs, and bacteria, and are particularly suitable for children and people with allergies. To know more please visit probaby.