As the temperature falls, the combination of cold weather and central heating makes for dry air conditions in our homes. This can lead to many problems, most notably dry skin, sore throats, a dry cough, cracked lips and itchy eyes. Dry air can also increase the risk of exposure to infections and have a negative effect for those with respiratory conditions and allergies.
Homes can be affected, for example the sudden appearance of a crack in wooden furniture is a sign of a lack of moisture in the air. A humidifier works by adding moisture to the air to help prevent these problems. Musical instrument owners will be pleased to know that wooden instruments and pianos can be kept in tune if a humidifier is being used.
A humidifier allows more moisture into a person’s airways so relieving a dry cough, and eases some of the symptoms caused by ‘flu or common cold. It has been suggested that humidity levels above 40 percent* rapidly deactivate virus particles, making them much less likely to be infectious.
Some of the less well-known benefits of using a humidifier are that it can help with snoring. If the air is dry, a person’s airways are less likely to be sufficiently lubricated, leading to snoring. Adding humidity to the air by running a humidifier at night may help to relieve some symptoms.
Meaco has been dealing with regulating the level of moisture in the air since 1991, first in museums and art galleries and then in people’s homes. The launch of the Meaco Deluxe 202 Humidifier is the firm’s next step in providing a clean air solution with this humidifier and air purifier in one.
Ultrasonic micro-vibrations splits water into very small droplets that are fanned into the air, creating a pleasant, warm or cooled visible mist. It is this gentle mist that helps remedy the problems caused by dry air.
A HEPA filter removes physical allergens from the air and a charcoal filter removes odours. An inbuilt aroma diffuser allows a person to add a favourite essence to the air, while an ioniser keeps the air fresh. The water is cleaned by an ultraviolet lamp prior to humidification so ensuring the humidified air that is breathed in has been sterilised first. This unique combination of sterilisation of the water before humidification and the HEPA and charcoal cleaning the air, makes the Meaco Deluxe 202 Humidifier well placed for providing a clean air solution for a wide range of users. Finally, having cleaned the air and softened and cleaned the water the mist spray can be ionised to help clean the air further.
Built to very high standards with a pleasing, simple digital display, the Meaco Deluxe 202 Humidifier has a hard water filter to remove limescale and two directional nozzles to reduce the chances of condensation from forming in front of the humidifier. Low noise levels and a night mode helps you fall asleep peacefully, particularly useful for young children suffering from colds.
Price £99.99 https://www.meaco.com/collections/humidifier