Do you own a humidifier?

Do you own a humidifier?

Zandrock Zandrock
Is the air really dry where you live? Do you own one? Do you find it helps?
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Chilipepper Chilipepper
I think they were when I did live in a dry climate (Missouri as a child, Montana for a few years in adulthood) - it kept me from feeling dried out while breathing.

Although I live in a very humid place now, and dehumidifiers are much more expensive for some reason.
Mwar Mwar
Yes, I do and they help me in the winter. They also help some airborne allergens sink down from the water in the air, which can help with allergies.
TheirPet TheirPet
I live in a very dry place I use a humidifier and I also use Ayr nasal gel.
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
Humidifiers are mostly used in areas with cold winters where the forced air heat from natural gas furnaces makes the air extremely dry. My sister lives in such a place - and needs a humidifier to prevent asthma attacks.

Humidifiers can harbor a lot of bacteria - maintenance is important. My sister uses a UV (ultra violet) unit to kill bacteria in the HVAC system of her home.

Luckily we can open our windows here to allow for normal humidity.

There are also desert areas that use 'swamp coolers' which are rooftop evaporation coolers that are used in the summer. Evaporation of these units to prevent disease is also important.
Vanille Vanille
Originally posted by Zandrock
Is the air really dry where you live? Do you own one? Do you find it helps?
Yes I do. I have really bad dry skin in the winter so it's crucial to be almost like the Amazon in here for me to comfortable. LOL
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Yup, I have one. Dip approved!

(k)InkyIvy (k)InkyIvy
Yes, we have one. I tend to get lots of nosebleeds during the winter, so it really was a necessity.
Kissy Kissy
For sure... used year round
ejrbrndps ejrbrndps
no i do not
Ryanne Ryanne
Yes I have one
I live in a generally humid place, but during the winter I run one at night. The cat loves it.
Deeder Deeder
We got one as a baby shower gift before our son was born, but we've only used it a handful of times.
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