Naturally Humidify Your Home In The Winter
Cold months call for cranking up the heat in our homes. This excess heat causes the dew point in the air to drop way below what’s comfortable. To keep your home cozy all winter, you need to find a way to add moisture back into the air. Many people turn to humidifiers for this fix.
But did you know there are ways to naturally humidify your home?
Lay damp laundry out to dry.
Skipping the hot drying cycle has more than one benefit. Leaving clothes out to dry naturally humidifies your home by adding moisture to the surrounding air. The water evaporates from the clothes and integrates into the air. This makes your home more comfortable and it doesn’t expend any energy.
Place decorative water bowls around the house.
Many of us already decorate with vases and bowls. During dry months try filling these containers up with a few inches of water. Over time this excess water will evaporate into the air and replace the moisture that the high temperatures inside have eliminated.
Leave the dishwasher door open.
After a normal cleaning cycle, crack the door of your dishwasher to let the dishes air-dry. The steam from the hot water cycle will disperse throughout your home. This is another option to save energy and cut down on energy costs. You are saving energy by air-drying your dishes.
Invest in a few potted plants.
Household plants help to humidify your home through a process called transpiration. Plants absorb water in the soil. Then, the water changes to vapor and is released into the air. This dispersion of moisture helps to naturally add humidity to the air. Bonus: plants are a great way to add life to your home!
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