Save on Electricity with a Humidifier

You can save on your electric bill and breath more comfortably. Any kind of humidifier will do but for daytime use, an evaporative type of humidifier is very effective and less expensive. It might be a bit noisy for night, although on a low setting it is less noisy and might work quiet well. By properly humidifying the air your skin will be more moist and comfortable and sinus irritation should be avoided.

Save on Electricity with a Humidifier

A properly humidified home will not only help you breath better it will also reduce your electric bill. A room humidifier typically uses less energy than a 100 watt bulb. If you buy one that switches on and off it will use less energy than listed. You should save more energy than the humidifier uses. Depending on your climate, you will save 1 percent to 2 percent on your heating bill for each degree you lower your furnace or heat pump.

Image via Wikipedia

One or two room humidifiers are usually enough for a reasonably air tight house. Older, leaky houses may need larger capacity models. For daytime use, an evaporative type humidifier is least expensive. It may be noisy and not best in a bedroom, although the low setting on some models are quiet enough not to interrupt sleep.

If your kids are easy to get colds a warm mist humidifier would be a good bedroom choice. The steam mixes with room air before it comes out so it’s not too hot. Germ free models include a purifier chamber to further sanitize the flow of steam. Another kind uses ultrasonic waves to create water vapor mist. These are most energy efficient, using about 50 watts of electricity.

The amount of moisture that evaporates from your skin is greater when the air is too dry and can make your skin itchy and uncomfortable. It can also irritate your sinuses. Running a humidifier can prevent uncomfortable itchy skin and irritated sinuses. It also helps save energy by reducing the chilling effect of the evaporation of skin moisture. By properly humidifying the room you can set the thermostat lower and stay warm comfortably.

Publish your articles and earn income.

more published articles:


Liked it

Published in: Home Improvement


RSSComments: 22  |  Post a Comment
  1. It’s something for me to think about.

  2. I never thought about that, maybe it will save me money.

  3. Good article, thanks for sharing.

  4. We do not get humidifiers in our part of the world. is it useful for humid climate also?

  5. Very interesting article! Extremely useful and helpful information.

  6. That’s a good tip. I’ll look into it.

  7. Great article, thanks for the helpful information.

  8. Will be useful. Thanks.

  9. Something new to me and to think about. Thanks for sharing.

  10. thx for a nice share ..

  11. Very beneficial article.

  12. thanks for sharing

  13. Nhanks

  14. My son has a dehumidifier in his apartment as it is so damp. It really dries it out. A very interesting post.


  15. Hey…I never had an idea about air humidifier. Gr8 share.

  16. I totally agree with this article

  17. Great article Tulan lots of useful information here.

  18. Nice Share.


  19. the article is useless. does not give proper humidity range for indoor habitation (30-60%) evaporative humidifiers can cause mold and all kinds of unpleasantness if not properly maintained.

    the cost of the extra products to alleviate the problem outweighs the benifits. besides evaporative humidifers are way to expensive and noisy. get an warm vapor humidifier from wally world or a drug store. they cost about 15 bucks. better yet, get an hygrometer. it tells the humidity indoors. you might not even need a vaporiser. depends on what part of the country you live in.

  20. First of all, Skillet is a very rude person. Everyone knows if they have itchy uncomfortable skin and irritated sinuses and sometimes nosebleeds. If so a humidifier is called for. Of course if you live in a damp area you should know that you don’t need a humidifier. Thanks for the useful information, Tulan.

  21. Don’t mind those “harsh” comments… Continue doing what you think is true… this is a good article…

  22. This is very interesting and a humidifier would be a great way to save money. Thanks for the great idea.

RSSPost a Comment
comments powered by Disqus