Ten Reasons to Use a Humidifier in Your Home + Giveaway

There’s not too much that I enjoy about winter besides spending a few minutes outside sledding or building a snowman with the kids. I’m not much of a skier or snowboarder and I  just don’t see anything fun with freezing temperatures, and the affects that the dry air has on my already dry skin.  You may be familiar with the discomforts of with the dry air that accompany cold weather like itchy dry skin or scratchy throats, but did you know that dry air can also have an impact on household objects?

Honeywell Top Fill Humidifier

10 household items that are most impacted by low relative humidity:

1. Wood Furniture: Has your favorite wooden bench seemed a little shakier? It could be because of low humidity. Wood absorbs and desorbs water as relative humidity rises and falls, which causes it to swell and shrink. This results in furniture joints becoming loose or even pulling apart.
2. Musical Instruments: Not sounding quite right? Low humidity levels may be to blame for your instrument falling out of tune. Natural wood instruments such as guitars, violins and pianos can be damaged when the wood contracts resulting in failed glue joints or cracks.
3. Books: Low humidity causes the pages of books to become more brittle and fragile, and the dimensions of the pages can even change as the paper absorbs and desorbs water. This leads to wrinkles in the paper, flaking ink, or warped covers on books.
4. Woodwork and Wood Floors: If you’ve noticed a slight bend in your wood floors, or gaps between the planks, it could be because of low humidity. As the wood expands and contracts, mitered corners can separate and floors can “cup” so that the floor doesn’t remain flat.
5. Wine: Does your uncorked bottle of wine not taste right? Wine corks can dry out, shrink and crack if exposed to low humidity overtime, allowing air to come into contact with the wine and potentially ruin the bottle.
6. Artwork: Maintaining humidity levels is vital for protecting artwork around the home. Low moisture levels tend to make paint brittle and prone to cracking, which is especially detrimental to oil paintings on canvas.
7. Stamp Collections: Much like books, repeated absorption and desorption of water can ruin stamps by making them brittle or discolored.
8. Photograph Collections: Have you noticed your new photographs looking more like your parents’ photo albums? When photographs curl up at the ends, it’s likely due to low humidity levels. They can also result in the photo emulsion flaking off and damaging the photograph
9. Walls: Peeling wallpaper and separated drywall seams can be a sign of low humidity in the home. The porous materials may crack and separate when exposed to low levels
10. Electronic Equipment: Static electricity brought on by low humidity levels can damage internal components of computers, televisions and other electronics – a lot more damaging than dealing with static in your hair!

Maintain Humidity Levels in the Home this Winter with Honeywell Humidifiers:

With the new Top Fill Console Humidifier from Honeywell, I can not only help the scratchy throats and dry skin, but I can also help protect everyday household object by maintaining the humidity level in our house. While we have a small humidifier in Jonathan’s room to help with the dry air, it never occurred to me that the low humidity levels could also affect our furniture, electronics, and photo albums. I often noticed the curling pages in my grandmother’s photo albums, and never attributed it to the low humidity, I just thought they were old.

Honeywell Top Fill Humidifier

The Top Fill Console Humidifier from Honeywell features two removable top fill water tanks that hold up to 3 gallons. It can run up to 24 hours in between fillings, and also has a convenient refill light so you know exactly when the water is low.

Honeywell Top Fill Humidifier

Where to Buy?

The new Top Fill Console Humidifier from Honeywell comes in two different colors; black and white, and is available to purchase at Walmart, Meijer, Amazon

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Comments

  1. Stephanie Phelps says:

    We do not use one at this time but I would love to!

  2. Julie Lundstrom says:

    I had one in my previous home but not in my new one. Our winters get so dry that we get several nose bleeds. This would help with that. I would love one for my new home.

  3. Cheryl says:

    We aren’t currently using a humidifier in our house, but we need to.

  4. Jackie says:

    No, we aren’t using a humidifier right now. Your posts lists several good reasons why we should be.
    Thank you!

  5. christine burd says:

    We currently do not use a humidifier in our house. We do need one in this dry Colorado climate

  6. Lee mckeon says:

    We are not using one right now, but we do need one!

  7. shelly peterson says:

    I don’t currently use a humidifier in my house but would love to have one.

  8. HS says:

    My old one stopped working last winter so I don’t currently use a humidifier in the house.

  9. Vicki Wurgler says:

    we do not have a humidifier

  10. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    I don’t have one, but I’ve heard they are great!

  11. Laura J says:

    We have a small one that we have to run all the time, and by our little ones bed at night. If it gets dry, he gets bloody noses that are so hard to stop. The doctor said to use a humifier at night and it does really help. Ours does not go that long though…so I have to get up once during the night to refill. This would be wonderful to use!

  12. Kristi C says:

    We do not currently use a humidifier.

  13. Betsy Rubendall Barnes says:

    Currently, we do not have a humidifier. We did use one when my son was little and recently, we have discussed needing to get one because of how well we all felt when we did have one. 🙂

  14. ColleenMarie says:

    we like to use them when my kids are sick at night.

  15. Terra Heck says:

    I do not currently use a humidifier in my home but think it’d be great to own and use one. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)Hotmail(dot)com

  16. Jennifer Rogers says:

    We do not currently use a humidifier but I feel like we need to during the using the heater months!

  17. Em Mahr says:

    We do not currently use a humidifier but we’ve been talking about getting one for the nursery.

  18. Em Mahr says:

    We currently do not have a humidifier but we’ve been discussing getting one, especially for when our little ones are sick.

  19. Nannypanpan says:

    We do when the kids are sick

  20. We do when our kids get sick 😡