Try These Expert-Approved Ways to Humidify Your Home and Combat Brutal Winter Air

Michael Rubino

March 8

Dry winter air can make maintaining the correct humidity level in a home difficult. Here's how to keep your indoor environment healthy.

You may notice during the winter months that your lip balm and skin lotion dependencies increase, while the vibrancy of your hair, not to mention your energy level, decreases. What you may not have known is that much of this has to do with the lack of humidity in the air. Colder air has less moisture in it, because it can't hold vapor in a state of suspension like warm air can without it condensing. 

Using a humidifier is a good way to increase the humidity level in a room, but unless you intend to have one going in every room in your home, you might want to consider some of the following DIY solutions. These expert-backed tips can add humidity without increasing your electricity bill or forcing you to spend undue time every day sanitizing multiple devices. 

We spoke with two experts, Michael Rubino, a mold and air quality specialist and founder of HomeCleanse, and Viktor Holas, DIY home improvement guru of Simply Swider, about all things humidity. (You can also check out our tips for the best places to put your humidifier, and how much money using a space heater can save you.)

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