Browsing Category

Air Humidity

shutterstock_704893087
Air Humidity,

Side Effects of Dehumidifiers

Are there any side effects of dehumidifiers? If you’re asking that question then you most probably know what a dehumidifier is. But just so we’re all on the same page, let’s look at the dehumidifier definition. Dehumidifier Definition A dehumidifier removes excess moisture from the air and collects it in a tank. When the tank is full you’ll need to empty it. Removing moisture from the air brings down the relative humidity level, which makes the air easier to breathe and much more comfortable to live in. By keeping humidity at a comfortable level, dehumidifiers also prevent mold and mildew

iStock_000003576334XLarge-e1528441393882
Air Humidity,

Is water wet or dry ?

It’s a question that’s been around for years and years, but recently it’s become a hot topic – Is water wet or dry ? Well, let’s jump in at the deep end and look at the arguments for and against this interesting subject… Water IS wet argument If water isn’t wet, then surely water must be dry We never say water is dry. However there is actually a thing called dry water. Dry water was actually created and patented in 1968. It’s not pure water though, it’s a combination of liquid water (95%) and silica (5%). The silica surrounds the

shutterstock_701418418
Air Humidity,

Humidifier Benefits

Dry air can wreak havoc on you and your home so let’s see how a humidifier benefits you. When there’s too much dry air in your house, your furniture and your wooden floors will all gradually start to change shape and become unsightly. But more alarmingly, dry air will have a negative effect on your body. Getting enough moisture back into the air is where you’ll start to see how a humidifier benefits you. Think about your body for a moment. More than 50% of your skin, the largest organ in your body, is comprised of water. When your skin

shutterstock_704893087
Air Humidity,

Can a humidifier make you sick ?

We ask can a humidifier make you sick? We normally talk about humidifiers in a positive manner, helping people breathe more easily when the air is too dry, enabling people with asthma to lubricate their bronchial tubes and putting a stop to skin irritations caused by dry air. But there are situations in which humidifiers can have the opposite effect. Any appliance or device, if not used correctly, can be hazardous to your health. In our fast busy lives, we very often order a piece of technology over the internet, receive it the next day and then in the excitement of

bathroom-1872193_1920
Air Humidity, Reviews,

Best small dehumidifier for bathroom

What would be the best small dehumidifier for bathroom use ? The bathroom is naturally a very humid room, especially if you have a large family – if you’ve ever been at back of the daily queue for the bathroom, then you’ll know how difficult it is to try and make yourself presentable when the  bathroom mirror is all steamed up. As well as the excess moisture that’s in the air from showering, there may be leaks in the pipes and wet towels draped over the towel rail, just releasing a constant stream of water vapour into the air. If,

shutterstock_171525560
Air Humidity,

Will a dehumidifier help a cough ?

Will a dehumidifier help a cough? It’s a question I asked myself recently as I found myself spluttering and trying to soothe my throat. I just came back from a short holiday in Spain and on the plane home, the guy sat immediately behind me was sneezing, coughing, blowing his nose. I instantly knew what was going to happen next. I’d be strapped into my seat and forced to breathe in his cold, adopting it for myself. And so the next day I woke up feeling like I had razor blades in my throat. I tried the cough sweets but

shutterstock_1039110019
Air Humidity,

Will a dehumidifier dry a wet carpet ?

Will a dehumidifier dry a wet carpet – can you remove moisture quickly from rugs and carpets, following flood damage? Is a dehumidifier going to help? A friend of mine recently moved into a new house, proudly spent the year decorating and then a few weeks later had the worst luck – the nearby river burst its banks and the floodwater started to rise. It could have been a lot worse, but the water did momentarily wash over the floor. Her carpet got extremely wet and her first question was “will a dehumidifyer dry a wet carpet?” Will a dehumidifier

shutterstock_566085979
Air Humidity,

Humidifier vs vaporizer for bronchitis

A comparison of Humidifier vs Vaporizer for bronchitis. Which is better for removing that chesty cough – a humidifier or a vaporizer ? Bronchitis, or chest cold, is an unpleasant condition that affects the bronchial tubes. Pollution, dust and allergens can trigger or aggravate this. Bacteria enters the body via the mouth and nose. As it gradually moves down through your chest, the tubes then begin to swell. This causes your chest to feel irritated and you find yourself coughing. Other symptoms are wheezing as you breathe, a fever, feeling excessively tired and aches. This can last a number of

shutterstock_191614193
Air Humidity,

How to Dehumidify a Room without Electricity

Keeping a house comfortably dry can get expensive if you live in a very humid area of the world. So how can you avoid the running costs of dehumidifying. Let’s have a think how to dehumidify a room without electricity. Humidity is the water content in air. The optimum rate in an ordinary environment is 30% to 50% of water in air. Any higher or lower water content in the air has health effects on both human beings and plants. However, humidity effects are mostly associated with high water content, a percentage beyond the optimum. Water cannot be too much

landscape-2090495_1280
Air Humidity, Air Temperature,

What causes fog in the morning ?

The ethereal sight that greets you when you open the curtains early in the morning, the ground seemingly covered in cloud can be quite breathtaking. It’s as if you’ve been elevated to a higher plane and you’re now looking down at the clouds from a mountain top. Yet early morning fog is a common sight that most of us have seen at some point during the year – so what causes fog in the morning ? Radiation Fog During the hours of darkness the ground will be cool and this affects the air close to the ground, cooling it down.