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What is a humidifier?

A humidifier is a device designed to increase the humidity in a room or building in order to restore a comfortable moisture level. The most common types are in fact a type of electrical appliance although there are a variety of types, some of which do not use electrical power.

Typical store-bought humidifiers are moderately small units used by homeowners to humidify a single room. Others like those used with furnaces or a home or building’s HVAC system can distribute moisture throughout all rooms. Humidifiers are closely related to essential oil diffusers, a type of humidifier used as an aroma lamp.

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Humidifier basics

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Do Humidifiers Ruin Wood?

Trying to get the right balance of humidity in your home can be tricky. Humidifiers can add a healthy amount of moisture both for you…

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How Do I Know If I Need A Humidifier?

Dryness, moisture, humidity, “relative humidity”…what does it all mean? And how do you know for sure when using a humidfier can help? In this article, I’ll…

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Daily use and maintenance

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How Often Should I Clean My Humidifier?

Keeping your humidifier clean is definitely important – but how often should you clean it? Read on to find out! SectionsHow often should I clean my…