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What Are The Real Effects of a Humidifier? Learn What Mayo Clinic Researches Are Saying

Dry winter weather brings an onslaught of side effects. As air cools, it's ability to hold moisture actually drops. By adding a humidifier, once can offset this decline in humidity. Humidifiers can help - but you can have too much of a good thing.

 
PRLog - Dec. 7, 2011 - Dry winter weather brings an onslaught of side effects. As the air cools, it's ability to hold moisture actually drops. By adding a humidifier, you are able to offset this natural decline in humidity. Well-humidified air carries a range of benefits that help relieve ailments commonly caused by cold, dry air.

Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit leader in medical care, research and education. According to their website,  "Dry sinuses, bloody noses and cracked lips — humidifiers can help soothe these familiar problems caused by dry indoor air. Humidifiers can also help ease symptoms of a cold or another respiratory condition."

An optimum humidity level in your home is between 30 and 50 percent. Mayo Clinic describes the problems that can be caused by less-then-ideal humidity conditions,

"Low humidity can cause dry skin, irritate your nasal passages and throat, and make your eyes itchy. High humidity can make your home feel stuffy and can cause condensation on walls, floors and other surfaces that triggers the growth of harmful bacteria, dust mites, and molds. These allergens can cause respiratory problems and trigger allergy and asthma flare-ups."

So, while a humidifier can resolve many winter irritations, TOO MUCH humidity can also carry negative side effects. This underscores the importance of selecting a humidifier that can create and maintain an optimum humidity level. Mayo clinic states, "When buying a humidifier, consider purchasing one with a built in hygrometer (humidistat) that maintains humidity within a healthy range."

Vornado offers three Humidifiers with precise humidity controls to ensure you maintain optimum humidity conditions.
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Whole Room Evaporative Humidifier by Vornado

The Whole Room Evaporative Humidifier uses Vortex Action to circulate humidified air through the room - up to 700 sq. feet. A built-in humidistat tells the unit when to turn off and on to maintain optimum humidity levels.
View details at http://www.vornado.com/product.aspx?CategoryID=6f6a8667-a...
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Evap2 Humidifier

Like it's predecessor, the Whole Room Evaporative Humidifier, Vornado's newest humidifier uses Vortex Action to fill the room with humidified air. Model Evap2 also features an enhanced humidity control feature that automatically regulates fan speed to precisely control the amount of moisture that is being introduced into the space.
View details at http://www.vornado.com/product.aspx?CategoryID=d4657d1b-a...
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Ultrasonic Vortex Humidifier

The Vornado Ultrasonic Humidifier creates a fine mist by literally shattering water into tiny particles. The humidity is pushed through the room using Vortex Action. Unlike evaporative humidifiers, the Ultrasonic does not require wicks. A humidistat precisely controls the room's humidity levels. A large 2 gallon water tank allows this humidifier to cover up to 900 sq. ft.
View details at http://www.vornado.com/product.aspx?CategoryID=1d9150f4-2...


SOURCE:

Mayo Clinic Statement on Humidifier Use & Care

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/humidifiers/HQ00076

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Vornado - Manufacturers of high performance, high quality air circulators, heaters, air purifiers and humidifiers. From its Andover, KS headquarters, Vornado is a 60 year old brand that engineers superior air circulation products for household use.

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