When to Turn on Humidifier in House?
You may have seen the doctor recommend turning on a humidifier during cold and flu season. This is because dry indoor air can make your symptoms worse. If you have ever felt like your nose was full of cotton, that is what happens when you breathe in dry air.
A humidifier will help relieve these symptoms by adding moisture to the air.
Table of Contents
What is Humidifier?
Humidifiers are devices that increase the humidity of the air. They treat colds and flu and prevent allergies, asthma, and dry skin. Some people also use them to help them sleep better.
Humidifiers work by adding moisture to the air in your home or office. This can make you feel better when you cough or have a sore throat because it helps clear up mucus in your lungs, so it doesn’t make breathing difficult anymore!
When to turn on the humidifier in the house?
When should you turn on the humidifier?
Humidifiers are a great way to increase the moisture in your home, but they’re not always necessary. You can save money by only using a humidifier when needed–and these situations include:
- When the humidity level is below 30% (you can check this with a hygrometer)
- When you are sick, or someone else in your house is sick
- When it’s cold outside or dry inside (e.g., during winter) * Windy weather
If you live in a dry climate
The answer may always be if you live in a dry climate. Humidifiers can be a helpful tool during cold and flu season to prevent the spread of germs. It’s best to turn on your humidifier when you are sick or when someone in your house is sick so that you don’t end up spreading germs throughout the household.
If your home has poor air circulation, using a regular humidifier throughout the winter makes sense. While some people try their best not to use air conditioning systems at all during the summertime because they want their homes to feel more cozy and comfortable–and also because they’re concerned about energy costs–this strategy doesn’t work as well if there isn’t enough moisture in your indoor environment for optimal comfort levels or health benefits (such as preventing dry skin).
During cold and flu season, to prevent the spread of germs
Keeping your home’s air clean is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of germs. Humidifiers can help keep your throat from drying out and keep your sinuses moist and skin soft.
If you’re feeling under the weather, a humidifier could be just what you need to feel better!
When you are sick
When you are sick, or someone in the house is sick, it is best to turn on your humidifier. Humidifiers can help with congestion and dry skin, sinuses, and eyes.
When should I turn it off?
When you are feeling better, it is time to turn off your humidifier. When everyone in the house has been healthy for about two weeks, it’s time to shut down your humidifier. You should also turn off any other air purifiers and air filters in your home.
When you’re no longer sick or contagious, there’s no need for these products because they filter out airborne particles and germs that could make someone sick again–and they won’t help if they’re not needed!
After winter flu season has passed (which typically lasts from October through March), please turn off any air cleaners that have been running year-round so they don’t start collecting dust inside their filters or affecting airflow through vents until next season rolls around again!
A good rule of thumb
A good rule of thumb is to run your humidifier 24 hours a day during flu season and 16 hours a day during the non-flu season. This will help prevent the spread of germs, especially if you have children in the house who are at risk for catching colds and flu.
Humidifiers are also helpful for people with asthma or allergies because they can improve breathing by making air moister. A less obvious benefit is that they help keep skin hydrated so that it doesn’t dry out as quickly (and therefore cause rashes).
Remember, the best way to keep your family healthy is by staying vigilant and practicing good hygiene.
If you follow these tips and recommendations, you will be well on your way to a healthier home environment!