Heating & Cooling
10 Products to Make Your Home Less Dry in the Winter
Dry air is a part of winter, but when it consumes your home, it can cause or aggravate respiratory problems, dry out nasal passages and make you more susceptible to colds and flu. These products will help you cope with dry air in winter.
Cool Mist Personal Mini Humidifier
This inexpensive and simple device is easy to take from your home to the car to the office as you try to ward off dry air in winter. It converts a standard-size individual water bottle into a moisture-producing water tank using PureMist ultrasonic technology to project humidified air quickly and quietly. It’s compact, lightweight and cordless! Check out 21 ways to reuse plastic jugs and bottle at home.
Warm and Cool Mist Humidifier
Increase humidity levels 25 percent quicker than devices that use only cool mist with this warm and cool mist ultrasonic humidifier. With this humidifier’s warm mist setting, the internal water can be heated to a temperature that will kill most bacteria in the water. And, this humidifier reads the exact value of the humidity level in the air to provide the proper amount of moisture for your environment. There is also a separate aroma box into which you can add essential oils. Here’s everything you need to know about humidifiers,
Dyson AM10 Humidifier
Dyson gets it right when it comes to providing you the best products for boosting the air quality in your home. This humidifier kills 99.9 percent of bacteria in the water with patented Ultraviolet Cleanse technology that exposes each drop of water to UVC light. With a simple press of a button, you can measure both temperature and moisture in the air to help maintain a healthy environment. This humidifier delivers bacteria-free mist to hydrate the air in winter, and can even serve as a fan in the summer. Here are 10 ways you can reduce indoor allergens in your home.
Aromatherapy Humidifier Bulb
This small but effective humidifier is also an essential oil diffuser and a night light! When filled with water, it operates for up to 6 hours and automatically shuts off when the water runs out. It is powered by a USB charging cable, that is included. Here are 12 more safe and smart ways to use essential oils in your home.
Whole House Evaporative Humidifier
This relatively inexpensive unit has a maximum run time of 70 hours and a capacity of six gallons. Great for providing moisture to the whole home, the device automatically shuts off when the desired humidity level has been reached, or when the water tank is empty. If the humidifier on your furnace is not working, you can easily fix or replace it yourself.
Cast Iron Woodstove Steamer
This cast iron steamer can help humidify a wood-heated home (which can be very dry). A stovetop steamer is ideal for easily and effectively adding much-needed moisture to the indoor environment. Need lots of firewood for the winter? Before you buy, check out our best tips for buying firewood.
Equipped with a universal hook to hang onto covered radiators and free-standing units, this ceramic humidifier will improve the air quality in the room by adding humidity through natural evaporation. All you need to do is fill it with tap water and attach it to your radiator. The flower design shown here is no longer available, but there are several others for you to choose from. If one radiator doesn’t heat up but others do, try this one-minute fix. It usually solves the problem.
Humidifier and Air Purifier in One
This pricey but almighty option for dealing with dry air in winter is a two-in-one hybrid device. It can operate as a humidifier and/or air purifier. The addition of the hybrid filter (HEPA and active carbon) results in excellent air purification. And, the device is known for its high humidification output—up to 6.34 gallons per day. Additional features include, filter and water change reminders, a fragrance tray to scent the room with your favorite essential oil, remote control and more. Learn about 11 air-purifying plants for a healthy home.
Cool Mist Humidifier with Mini Plant Container
Using ultrasonic technology, this mini mist humidifier adds moisture to your home or office. It operates quietly, features a built-in yellow night light and has auto shut-off protection. Choose between two spraying modes: continuous and intermittent. Also, mini plants that enjoy a moist environment can be placed in the white plastic pot of the humidifier to add some greenery to your space. No humidifier? No problem! With this easy hack, you’ll have humid air flowing around your house in no time!
Did you know that indoor fountains are natural humidifiers? They’re a relaxing, attractive addition to your home no matter the time of year, and in winter they provide an extra source of humidity. You can go big or small, choosing to put an indoor fountain on a wall, on the floor or even on a tabletop, like this one.