While we don’t want the air in our homes to be too wet as that causes dampness, having the air too dry can cause a number of problems too, from causing nose bleeds to coughs. If you find you are suffering from either of these when you enter a room, you may need to invest in a humidifier to increase the moisture level in the room.
However, to get the maximum benefit from a humidifier, location location location is key. The positioning of the humidifier is going to be determined by a variety of factors, such as the size of the bedroom, the location of the windows, and the arrangement of the furniture.
We have provided some general guidelines for the placement of humidifiers as well as specific recommendations based on the various scenarios that could arise below.
It is important to place your humidifier in an area that does not receive much in the way of direct sunlight and is also far from any sources of heat, such as fireplaces or vents, as possible. This is easier said than done in a small room but try your best. Additionally, you should avoid placing a humidifier on carpeting, rugs, the surfaces of furniture, or any other items that could potentially absorb water droplets.
Doing this can result in the growth of mould, which can potentially lead to serious health problems. As well as this, you don’t really want to be walking on a wet carpet all day, do you? It makes no difference what kind of humidifier it is—whether it is an ultrasonic type with cool mist or a humidifier that has a humidistat—everything must be positioned in the appropriate location for it to be effective.
If you have a large model, the optimal location for it is in a corner at least one meter (three feet) away from the bed. However, ensure that you use the correct size humidifier for the room. Mould can grow and spread throughout your home if the humidifier you use is too large for the room it is in.
Five suggestions for locating the optimal spot in the room for a humidifier to be used
To begin, humidifiers must not be placed on top of radiators or in any other locations where they will be subjected to heat. The humidifier can only function properly when exposed to cool air; heating it will result in condensation, which is a potentially hazardous condition.
Second, humidifiers require adequate ventilation so that the moisture produced by the humidifier does not become trapped close to the device and contributes to mould growth in your home. So make sure you open a window, even if it is chilly outside. A humidifier’s purpose is not to cool the air but rather to add moisture to it, so keep that in mind.
Third, if you have young children, you should make sure that there is nothing nearby, such as tablecloths or curtains. Young children have a tendency to pull things down on top of themselves and their surroundings, which can have disastrous results, such as water leaking all over the place, and as we know, water, kids and electricity tend not to end well!
Fourth, you should never use bleach to clean the area around a humidifier because doing so can cause the release of toxic fumes into your home environment. These fumes can make it difficult to breathe, in addition to reducing the efficiency of the humidifier.
Fifth, ensure that you clean and replace the filter on the humidifier at least once per month. When the humidified air is released from the unit, there is no water left behind, which can lead to the accumulation of bacteria.
Should I leave the humidifier running throughout the night?
As long as you are aware of how you react to the added moisture, leaving your humidifier on throughout the night is perfectly fine. After all, this device will continue to keep your skin hydrated even while you sleep. On the other hand, you might not be able to handle high levels of humidity very well, in which case, I would limit the hours. Also, consider how much noise the machine makes. Are you sure you can sleep through it?
When humidifiers are used during the night, the water tank of the humidifier will need to be refilled first thing in the morning. It is important that you do not leave humidifiers running overnight when they are full because there is a risk of overflow due to oversaturation from additives such as minerals.
In conclusion, using a humidifier is an excellent way to make your bedroom more comfortable and reduce the likelihood of issues related to dryness occurring. However, there are a few things to think about before installing one in your bedroom
To begin, the optimal location for it is on an open window, where it will receive sufficient airflow. If you are unable to do so, positioning the humidifier so that it is at least 1m away from your sleeping area is an acceptable alternative, provided that it receives an adequate amount of airflow while in operation. Be very careful not to position any other pieces of furniture nearby.