How Essential Oil Diffusers Work and their Benefits

Essential oils like lavender, peppermint, bergamot, eucalyptus and rosemary have been used for ages for their calming effect, relieving stress, improving sleep and cognitive functions among other benefits. The only thing that has changed over time is how essential oils are released in the air. You see, essential oils have a delicate chemical structure which … Read more

Is a Whole-House Humidifier a Good Idea? Pros & Cons

A humidifier is an appliance that is used to release moisture in the air, thereby increasing the relative humidity of the house/room. Humidifiers are used to prevent or minimize the effects of dry air. There are room humidifiers and whole-house/central humidifiers. Room humidifiers are small in size and are used to humidify the room they … Read more

What Should a Dehumidifier Be Set At? Winter & Summer

What is a Good Percentage to Set a Dehumidifier? A dehumidifier is the best appliance for reducing the relative humidity in the house. Maintaining good humidity levels in the house is key to your health, comfort and also preventing the house from damage. So, what is the best dehumidifier setting to ensure that you get … Read more

Humidifier vs Air Purifier: Which is Better?

Maintaining good quality indoor air is not easy. You need to make sure that temperature is right, humidity is ideal and that the air is clean. That often means buying different devices/appliances to make you indoors comfortable. Two appliances that you are most likely to buy apart from having an HVAC system are air purifier … Read more

How Humidifiers Cause Mold and How to Prevent It

Humidifiers work by releasing moisture in the air which increases the relative humidity of the indoor air. They are especially helpful during winter when the air is dry and has bad effects on your health and house. Too much moisture in the house can however be a problem. One of the main negative effects of … Read more

Will a Humidifier Cool a Room or Make it Warmer?

A humidifier is a device used to increase the relative humidity of the indoor air by adding a mist of tiny water droplets in the air. The primary function of humidifiers therefore is to increase the moisture levels in the air and hence prevent the effects of low humidity. Low humidity causes dry and itchy … Read more

How Humidifiers Work – Each of the 4 Types

How Does a Humidifier Work in a Room? A humidifier is a device that increases the humidity in a room by releasing moisture into the air. There are portable humidifiers which only humidify a single room and a whole-house humidifiers for humidifying the whole house. Humidifiers work by breaking down water into tiny particles which … Read more

What Humidifiers Do: Types and Benefits

To live comfortably in our homes, the indoor air needs to have some moisture in it. However, the moisture level in the air (humidity) should not be too high and neither should it be too low. To regulate the humidity of your indoor air, you will need a either humidifier or dehumidifier. A humidifier is … Read more

Humidifier vs Dehumidifier: Which Do You Need?

How Do I Know if I Need a Dehumidifier or Humidifier? Humidifiers and dehumidifiers come from the word humidity. Humidity refers to the amount of water vapor in the air. While we have absolute and relative humidity, relative humidity is one commonly used. Relative humidity is the amount of water vapor in the air expressed … Read more

Causes of Low Humidity in a House & How to Increase It

Low humidity is usually caused by a drop in temperature since cold air has a low potential of holding moisture than hot air. It could also be caused by poor house insulation, excessive heating, use of dehumidifiers and even excessive air conditioning. Humidity is defined as the amount of water vapor in the air. To … Read more