How to Keep Your Home Humid This Winter
Dry winter heat can make you and your family feel absolutely terrible. Not only does this kind of dry heat cause itchy skin, but it also causes sinus problems, hair problems, and a constant dry mouth. You may not know whether or not your new home has dry heat until you move in, and some of these issues start to crop up. But, thankfully, there are some things that you can do to help with this heating issue. Take a look at these tips!
- Invest in a quality humidifier. You can buy a cheap humidifier at any pharmacy for a few bucks, but those aren’t going to really do the trick. Larger humidifiers that are built for this exact purpose (and those that come with air purifiers) are a much better option for really filtering and clearing the air.
- If you don’t want to spend money on a humidifier, there are some other ways to introduce humidity into your home. You can try things like hanging wet clothes inside of the house, letting a pot of tea steam on the stove, leave the water inside of a bath after you’re done with it, when you make dinner, cook items on the stovetop using water. All of these natural ways to keep humidity in your home are easy and free too.
- When you empty your dishwasher, keep the door open and let the steam escape after a cycle instead of emptying it right away.
- Get some house plants! That’s right, plants help to add moisture to the air, so buy some small green plants to put around your house — plus, they look great too, and make an excellent welcome gift if you know someone that’s moving to Boulder.
- Take cold showers. Hot water can make dry skin worse, so try to keep your showers on the cool side to give your skin a break.
- Insulate your home as best as you can. Try and insulate any cracked or warped windows with insulation materials that you can easily purchase at a hardware store. Insulate the bottoms of windows, doors, and any other cracks that allow the dry winter air to come into your home.
- Don’t skip the moisturizer. Your skin needs that extra nourishment during the wintertime, and making sure to moisturize can be a huge help. Try something natural like coconut oil to really soothe your skin. Or, pick a good moisturizer that really helps dry skin.
- Hydrate. If you stay at home a lot during the winter months, try to hydrate as much as possible. Drink water, juice, and tea, and keep drinking liquids even when you think that you don’t need any more. Your body needs more liquids during the winter than it needs during any other time of year.
Try and find out what type of heat your new home has before you move in. This way, you can buy the right humidifiers, or possibly choose a whole home humidifier. Before you call the movers in Greeley CO, find out as much as you can about the type of heat in the home, and what you can do to prevent the air inside of the house from drying out too much. Sometimes, you can’t avoid a bit of dry air, but you can do a lot to combat this problem too.
Dry air can make you and things in your home absolutely miserable, so try to fix this issue as much as possible. You can also buy a hygrometer to measure the humidity levels inside of your home — try to aim for 30-45 percent. You don’t want to add too much humidity to a home either, though, since this can cause the opposite problem (mold and mildew and other issues). As you can see, humidity in the winter time is a careful balance, but it’s also one that you can manage.
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