Since we use heat more often in the winter months, moisture levels in our homes usually get lower. Low humidity levels can make your skin feel dry, can make it more difficult to breathe, and even cause static electricity…ouch. Thankfully, there are a few easy ways we can do to increase the humidity levels in our homes.
5 Ways to Increase Home Humidity Levels
1. Use a humidifier.
Humidifiers range in size from those that filter through your entire home to those that are best suited for one room of the house. This is the best and easiest way to add humidity quickly but it’s also the most costly.
You do, however, need to clean humidifiers on a regular basis. Here’s how to clean a humidifier quickly and easily.
2. Boil water on the stove.
Boiling water on the stove will add humidity to your home as the water evaporates. Depending on the size of your home, it may not adequately circulate throughout the house. However, you can keep fans on low and keep your HVAC fan in the “on” position to encourage circulation.
3. Distribute bowls of water around your home.
Placing bowls or buckets full of water in strategic places around your home will help add additional moisture to the air. The downside is that if you have kids (or clumsy adults!), they could easily get knocked over.
4. Collect water from your shower.
When taking a shower, you can keep the drain plugged to hold water in the tub until the shower is needed again. This works in a similar way to the bowls but, again, use caution if children are around.
5. Hang or line dry clothes.
Every little bit of moisture helps, even if it comes from damp clothes that are placed on hangers to dry.
Incorporating some or all of these tips should increase humidity levels in your home but this list is certainly not exhaustive.
I’d love to hear your ideas! Do you have any creative ways for adding humidity to your home?