We are well know for our range of dehumidifiers well we have now introduced our first ever humidifiers, battling dry air by putting moisture into the air.
During winter many people find that their skin becomes dry, their eyes itchy and throats feel dry. This is often because the relative humidity in their home is too low and their bodies are reacting to the dry air. This happens in winter particularly when the outside air temperatures drop below freezing because this often results in very low humidity outside and higher temperatures indoors as we react to the cold by turning up our heating and this in turn dries the air even further.
Other side effects of dry air include the potential for poorer health as some people with react negatively to dry air and suffer allergic reactions, or respiratory issues. The furniture in our homes can react as well as wood releases its moisture as a response to the low relative humidity and shows signs of shrinkage and can crack.
We will all be familiar with getting static shocks when you touch something metal like our car on a cold day; this is also a sign of low relative humidity.
There are lots of reports online of parents using humidifiers to help children sleep especially when they have a cold or flu and dry air is making it uncomfortable to sleep. The moist air helps them to settle down and get a good nights sleep.
So although we do sell a huge number of dehumidifiers in winter but many customers do not need one and are suffering the exact opposite, so it has been a natural addition to our range to enhance our offering to customers.
The new humidifiers can be found here and I will provide more details on safe humidification in future blog posts.