Having a humidifier at home is essential to maintain your health at home, as well as the health of your loved ones living with you. This is especially true if you live in an area that is very humid or is very dry.
During the summer, the high temperatures outside clash with the temperature inside the house, which causes the humidity inside the house to drop drastically. This can lead to various health issues such as the common cold, dry skin, sinus problems, etc.
There are electric humidifiers for rooms available on the market these days, but having them turned on all the time will eat up a large portion of your electricity bill. To avoid that from happening, you can make a humidifier at home with the instructions given below in this article. These cost effective and simple homemade humidifiers will serve you well in all kinds of weather.
#1. Sponge humidifier
This is probably the easiest and least demanding way to maintain a stable level of humidity inside your home. You will need to make separate sponge humidifiers for every part of your house as its effects don’t have a large range.
To make a sponge humidifier, first of all, get a large plastic food bag and make small holes all across its surface. A hole puncher can help you with this task. Make around 20 to 25 holes and try to ensure that they are evenly spaced.
Now take a large sponge and soak it inside a bowl of tap water. Wait until the sponge has absorbed a lot of water. Now take the sponge out of the water and squeeze it to remove excess moisture and just leave enough to keep it lightly wet.
Now put this soaked sponge inside the plastic bag and place that bag in the area you want to keep humidified.
#2. Hot showers
This is another easy and simple method to maintain a stable level of humidity inside your home. However, it will only work for those rooms that connect to a bathroom containing a hot shower.
To do this method, simply turn on the shower at the hottest settings and keep the bathroom door closed. Now go into the room, closing the bathroom door behind you, and close all the windows and doors of the room.
Now wait for 5 to 15 minutes and then open the door of the bathroom. This will cause a large amount of steam and water vapor clouds to enter the room and increase its humidity level.
#3. Boiling water humidifier
Using boiling water is also a great way to maintain a stable humidity level inside your home. Start off by pouring tap water into a large steel pot. Cover the pot with its lid and set it on the stove with the heat settings in between medium and high.
To protect your hands from getting scalded by any water splashes, put on thick gloves. Now remove the pot from the stove and take it to whichever room or area of your house you want to maintain humidity in.
Place the pot on a smooth surface and remove its lid. The water vapors will instantly come out and fill the entire room, increasing the humidity level.
Use the above three methods to keep your house environment healthy and safe during the heat of summer.