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Thursday, December 04, 2014

Colder weather has settled into the greater Chicago, Northwest Indiana and Southwest Michigan area and it's time to address indoor humidity. Using a humidifier for a child's room has several benefits, including combating dry skin, helping to alleviate stuffiness, and potentially killing viruses. Before purchasing a humidifier for your child's room, become familiar with the different options.


Humidifiers come in three main styles designed to handle various size areas. To humidify your whole house, there are in-duct humidifiers. For multiple rooms in need of proper humidity, large stand-alone styles are a good idea. A tabletop style works as a humidifier for a child's room because it adjusts humidity in a single room.

One advantage of using a tabletop humidifier in a child or baby's room is that the white noise often lulls young ones to sleep. As you need to change the water in a tabletop model daily, insure that it's easy to maintain and that the tank fits beneath a faucet in your home.

Cool Mist vs. Warm Mist

A majority of the tabletop humidifiers you see in the store are cool mist humidifiers. The wick or filter inside these absorbs water, which a fan then blows into the air. Warm mist humidifiers use more energy than cool mist models and pose a danger to young children because they contain heating units. Alternatives to traditional cool or warm mist humidifiers include ultrasonic and dual mist models with the option to select warm or cool mist. There are also animal-shaped cool mist humidifiers, but their resemblance to children's toys can prove dangerous if a child tries to play with it and the unit falls.


Vaporizers use boiling water to create steam and don't mist like traditional humidifiers. They used to be the main portable humidifier units on the market but are less popular today. However, they can be helpful in alleviating cold and flu symptoms as a humidifier for a child's room, especially since some units disperse medicine in the vapor to relieve coughing.

For more information about selecting a humidifier for a child's room, contact today.

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