It can get a little confusing when it comes to figuring out whether or not you need a humidifier, a dehumidifier, or an air purifier. The answer to which you need isn’t quite black and white and can be one or the other or even all three depending on several factors. To figure out what you need, it’s best to understand what each one does.
Mould can be just as scary as it sounds. This fungal growth, which can be hiding behind your walls or under your carpet, can cause a myriad of health issues in otherwise healthy people and even prove catastrophic for those with certain illnesses or an allergy to mould.
Humidity, or a lack thereof, can wreak havoc on allergies and breathing. Humidity refers to the water vapour in the air and has been linked to allergies and respiratory infections. Air with higher humidity levels can help relieve discomfort caused by symptoms such as dry mouth and throat, sinus inflammation, nasal congestion and irritation. This is especially the case during the winter months.
Want to get a good night’s rest? For those with allergies it may seem impossible, but there are things that you can do help manage your allergies and sleep better.
Think you keep a spotless home? Think again. Try as you might to keep your home free of dust by vacuuming and cleaning, dust still fills the air of the homes of even the most diligent cleaners. A great way to test this theory is to look around your home on a sunny day. If you look closely, you’ll likely be able to see dust in the air where the light streams in through a window. Chances are that you’ve also probably noticed dust on newly dusted surfaces too, leaving you wondering how that could possibly be. Well, that’s dust that’s in the air of your home, settling on your furniture and floors.
Do you have trouble getting a good night’s sleep? If so, you’re not alone. As many as 33 percent of people living in Australia are having the same problem. And in other countries, such as the United States, Canada, Germany, Japan, Mexico, and the United Kingdom, less than half the respondents in a National Sleep Foundation poll were getting a good night’s sleep.