How to Use a Dehumidifier

Dehumidifiers are designed to regulate the amount of moisture that is in the air of a given space. Follow these steps to ensure you use a dehumidifier properly.

1.Select the correct capacity for your space.

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The efficiency of a dehumidifier is based on the space you have as well as how moist that space is. The capacity is listed in measurements of the number of pints the dehumidifier collects per 24-hour period. Conditions can range from moderately damp to extremely damp. Dehumidifiers can accommodate up to 44 pints (20.8197 liters) per 24 hours in a space as large as 2,500 square feet (232.257 square meters).

2.Find a safe and appropriate location for your dehumidifier.

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You can place the unit against a wall if your dehumidifier has a top-mounted air discharge. However, if this is not the case, you will need to keep the dehumidifier away from the walls and other obstructions to allow the air to circulate around the machine. It is also important to keep doors and windows closed while you are running the dehumidifier to help it run more efficiently. Keep. your dehumidifier away from sources of debris or other objects that can clog the machine.

3.Be aware of the temperature

The air temperature in the room where you are running your dehumidifier may increase as the moisture is removed. This is perfectly normal and should not pose any problems. The time for concern may be, though, if the area in which you run your unit is consistently below 65 degrees Fahrenheit (18.3 Celsius). Frost may begin to appear on the coils of the dehumidifier, which could cause the unit to work improperly. In these cases, you should purchase a dehumidifier that has an anti frost sensor or one that is created specifically for cool spaces.

4.Allow the humidifier to run through several cycles.

The first time you use your dehumidifier will be the most productive. You will be removing the majority of the excess water in the air over the first few hours, days or sometimes even weeks. After the first round, though, you will be simply maintaining an appropriate level of humidity rather than trying to bring it down drastically. You will be able to set the amount of humidity that you desire on your dehumidifier when you plug it in.

5.Maintain your dehumidifier.

You will need to empty you dehumidifier on a regular basis in order to keep it running properly and efficiently. How often you do this will depend on the size of your space and the amount of humidity you are dealing with. Some areas may require the bucket of water to be emptied once a day, while others may only need to be drained once per week. Keep an eye on your dehumidifier to determine what it will take to keep it running.

 

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Quick Overview

  • Eases Breathing & Sleep better; Coloful changing LED lamp, romantic and convenient.
  • LED Light Diffuser relieves depression, stress, fatigue & headaches.
  • 100ml water capacity that can continue use up to 3 hours each time.
  • Produces “happy feeling” negative ions which help to lift your mood, strengthen the immune system and relieve stress. Negative ions have several other benefits to the respiratory system and general well being
  • Moisturizes and refreshes the quality of air we breathe. This feature is important as it humidifies the hot and dry air in the room during summer and winter when heating is switched on
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Difference Between Aromatherapy Diffusers and Humidifier

There are many benefits to buying and using an aromatherapy diffuser for the home. The therapeutic benefits are numerous, aromatherapy can be used effectively to not only de-stress and refresh but depending on the particular blend of aromatic oils that you use there are many other effects in their uses.  Mood enhancement, better sleep patterns and stress reduction are some of the many reasons why people choose aromatherapy as an alternative therapy.

Many of the essential oils used in this type of therapy can help to relax both the body and the mind, oils such as lavender is said to not only help stress levels but aid sleep and reduce the pain caused by headaches.  Other oils such as ylang ylang and lemongrass can relax and calm the mind while others are known to help the respiratory system.

An aromatherapy diffuser is an ideal way to benefit from the therapeutic values these essential oils offer.

Types of Aromatherapy Diffusers

An aromatherapy diffuser can release the essential oils in a few different ways. Most use a small fan that draws the air through a pad that has been soaked with an essential oil blend, this allows the aroma from the oil blend to disperse into the room. Other types of diffusers use steam or heat to help circulate the fragrance oils throughout the area.

Infrared aromatherapy diffusers : it works with the technology infrared sensor, the furthest distance is 3 meters,the biggest angle is 90 degree.

High, Middle, Low model for mist to be adjust.

1.7MHz atomizer, more fine fog.

With anion (negative ion) function, for you to create a fresh, comfortable space.

Colorful LED night light mode.

Three kinds of humidification mode and humanized design, to meet your different needs.

Independent control of humidification, anion and night light to meet your needs.

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Ultrasonic aromatherapy diffusers tend to be slightly larger than the infrared diffuser.  An ultrasonic diffuser can act as both a humidifier and diffuser helping to keep the humidity level of the room at a comfortable level that you are accustomed to no matter where you may be.  This type of diffuser uses sound waves to break the oils into tiny particles that float and disperse throughout the room.

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There are several other types of aromatherapy diffusers available such as candle diffusers which again use heat to disperse the oils but for home use, especially in a family home where there may be young children the ultrasonic or electric diffusers are a safer option.  Whichever diffuser you decide to buy for your home essential oils and your diffuser should be kept out of reach of young children and pets.

How to Use Essential Oils For Family Health?

Getting Started with the Basics

Applying Essential Oils “Neat”
If instructions say to apply the oil “Neat” that means to apply the essential oil undiluted.

How to dilute Essential Oils
“Dilute” means to mix the essential oil with carrier oil before using. This is generally the preferred method for applying essential oils on the body. This allows for more controlled absorption into the skin as essential oils can evaporate quickly. It is also safer and lessens the chance of sensitivity.

How to use essential oils with Carrier Oils
Examples of carrier oils are jojoba, olive, sesame seed, grape seed, sweet almond, sunflower seed, wheat germ, and vitamin E oils. We have used organic coconut oil, organic olive oil, and Young Livings “V-6 mixing oil.” Whatever you decide to use should be organic if possible.

Young Living has combined seven of these carrier oils into a blend called “V-6 Mixing Oil.” This blend is highly nourishing and full of anti-oxidants. It is excellent for diluting essential oils.

How to dilute

Adults
Mix 3-4 drops of essential oil to ½ tsp. of carrier oil or
6-8 drops of essential oil to 1 tsp. carrier oil or
30-40 drops of essential oil to 1 oz. of carrier oil

Basic dilution recipe for babies and children (usually ½ to 1/3 adult)
1-2 drops of essential oil to ½ tsp. of carrier oil or

2-3 drops of essential oil to 1 tsp. of carrier oil or
15 drops of essential oil to 1 oz. of carrier oil

Safety
When learning how to use essential oils, safety is very important. Always do a skin test before using an essential oil. Keep vegetable oil nearby to wipe off the essential oil if sensitivity occurs. Do not use water!

How to use essential oils for Babies and Children
Many essential oils are safe to use on babies and children. Dilution is generally ½-1/3 that of adults. Always test the skin first for oil sensitivity,the bottom of the feet are the safest place.

How to use Essential Oils Safely

Avoid using peppermint oil on the throat and chest area of children less than 30 months of age.This could cause spasms of the larynx.

How to use essential oils for Infants and Babies “Indirectly”
Rub 1-2 drops of essential oil into the palm of your left hand until they are almost dry. Without touching the baby, hold your hands over the area of the body that needs attention. This works well for infants and babies without having to directly apply oils.

Mild Compress for Infants, Children, and Sensitive Skin
Place 5-15 drops of essential oil into a basin of warm water (approx. 100 degrees); use cool water if there are neurological problems. Agitate the water vigorously and let stand for 1 minute. Place a dry cloth on top of the water to soak up the oils that have floated to the surface. Wring out cloth and apply it to body. Cover with a thick towel to seal in warmth no longer than 1 hour.

How to use essential oils in Aromatherapy

Direct Inhalation: Essential Oils can be inhaled directly from the bottle or from the palms of your hands. Rub 1-2 drops of essential oil together in the palms of your hand. Cup your hands over your nose and breathe in deeply.

Essential Oil Diffuser: Eliminate bacteria and viruses in your home with an essential oil diffuser. You can create a germ free zone and therapeutic or healing zone by diffusing essential oils. This is an excellent way to get healing oils into the respiratory system of family members, especially during the cold and flu season. This is a wonderful way to add fragrance to the air and it can eliminate insects in your home.

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Humidifier or Vaporizer: Place a few drops of essential oil in the medicine well of your humidifier or vaporizer.

Steam: Add a few drops of essential oil into a bowl that has been filled with hot water. Drape a towel over both the bowl and your head. Breathe in deeply. This is great for sinus congestion.

Perfume: Many essential oils can be worn as perfumes. This is a non-toxic and chemical free way of adding the nourishing benefits of oils into your daily routine.

How to use essential oils for Topical Application

Direct Application: Topical or direct application means applying the oils directly onto the skin. They can be applied on the back, along the spine, on the soles of the feet, the hands, ears, or the area of concern. *Dilution may be required

Essential Oil Massage: Essential oils can be used before massage, during a massage, and after a massage.

Soles of the Feet: One of the safest and most effective places to apply essential oils is on the bottom or the soles of the feet. This is recommended for children and those with allergies or sensitive skin. This is a good place to test for “oil sensitivity.” To target specific conditions we highly recommend the Vita Flex Technique.

Reflex points and “Vita Flex Technique”
This technique stimulates the nerve pathways that lead to internal body systems. This is a very effective way to deliver the therapeutic benefits of essential oils throughout the body. You can use this technique to effectively target specific areas of the body. Reflex points are located on both the feet and hands. Stimulating these pathways with essential oils can produce rapid results.

Auricular Technique (Emotional and Physical)

In this technique essential oils are applied to the acupressure points on the ears. This delivers the therapeutic benefits of essential oils into the body and mind to address not only physical issues but emotional issues as well.

Young Living has developed an essential oil kit, called the “Feelings Kit,” to help with depression, fear, anger, hate, guilt, rejection, feeling stuck, feeling overwhelmed, etc.

Raindrop Therapy
The raindrop technique combines essential oils with massage to bring the body into structural and electrical alignment. Viruses and bacteria can hibernate or lie dormant along the spine causing inflammation, disease, spinal disfigurement, and many other problems. Using highly antimicrobial oils in a structured sequence, kills the viruses and bacteria and reduces inflammation. This technique is relatively easy to understand and put into practice. Young Living Essential Oils carries a kit collection called the “Raindrop Technique” that includes the oils, a demonstration DVD, and brochure.

Compress: For deeper penetration of an essential oil you can create a compress. Rub 1-3 drops of essential oil on location. Cover with a comfortably hot, damp towel. Cover the moist towel with a dry towel for 10-60 minutes. You may experience warming. If it becomes uncomfortable apply a vegetable or carrier oil to location.

How to use essential oils in a Bath: Oils do not mix with water and if not properly dispersed can irritate the skin. Add 2-3 drops of essential oil to 1 cup Epsom salts or add 5-15 drops of oil to a bath gel base.

Foot Bath: You can use this to relax, to soothe tired or inflamed feet, treat fungal infections, etc. Add 5-10 drops of essential oil to warm water in a tub or basin and soak feet 15-30 minutes.

How to use Essential Oils for Disinfecting: Essential oils are a non-toxic and chemical free way to clean and disinfect surfaces. We use essential oils to clean our kitchen, bathroom, floors, walls, cars, toys, laundry, dishes….just about everything. Essential oils kill germs! You can make your own cleaning solution or disinfectant in a spray bottle.

Disinfecting Spray Recipe: Add 15-20 drops of lemon, thieves, or purification,etc. essential oil to a 4-6 oz. spray bottle. Fill with water.

How to use essential oils internally:
Caution! The following information is to be used with Young Living Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils Only! Their oils are backed by scientific documentation and they are guaranteed pure.

Certain oils are safe for internal use. In fact some oils work best when they are taken internally. Always double check to see if the oil is certified as “GRAS” meaning “Generally Regarded as Safe.” Remember essential oils are highly concentrated and you should always use with caution. The adults in our family add oils to our water, tea, etc. and we take them internally, especially during the cold and flu season. Be sure to follow instructions.

Before You Buy A Room Humidifier – Humidifier Buying Tips

A few buying tips will make your humidifier shopping a little easier. If you are not sure that you really need a humidifier, you may want to measure the humidity level in your home with a hygrometer. They are inexpensive and can help you monitor the air you breathe so you can take action to maintain it at the optimum level. Review the recommended moisture level in Controlling Moisture. Sorting through humidifier details can be daunting and consumers have lots of questions

Determine The Type of Humidifier You Need – Cool vs Warm Mist

First, you need to decide what type of humidifier you are looking for – warm or cool mist, or whether a dual unit would be more convenient. If you’re not sure, learn the difference between a warm and cool mist humidifier to help you determine what is best for you. Read why some feel a cool mist is safer when young children are present. There are also models that humidify and purify (or wash) the air – these are usually a more expensive, but may be worth considering. For more about maintaining a proper home humidity, read Controlling Home Moisture and learn why too little or too much humidity can be problematic.

Type of Humidifica

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tion Processes

There are basically two types of processes that a humidifier might use to generate moisture or steam – evaporative which is more common and generally the cheapest, and ultrasonic which produces a finer water mist. Either type can be used for warm or cool mist models, but ultrasonic is considered safer since it does not produce a mist by boiling water. Therefore the humidifier does not contain hot water that could create a hazard if the unit was knocked over.

Humidifier Styles – Personnal, Portable, Console or Flow-Through ByPass

A personal humidifier is a very compact, no more than 1-liter that can be taken on trips to provide moisture where you need it. Though efficient for personal use, the coverage area is limited. Also considered portable, a room humidifier can vary in capacity from compact to large room size and is most commonly used in bedrooms or living areas. A console model is a large, free-standing unit on wheels. Because of the larger capacity and efficiency, console models are considered whole-house units. Another type of whole-house humidifier is a flow-through bypass unit that must be installed on the home’s duct system.

Controlling Moisture Output

While some humidifiers are basic in moisture control with two or three variable fan speeds, others may have a built-in hygrometer to indicate the moisture level in the room and a humidistat that you can set for the unit to cycle on/off to maintain the proper level. Unless you want to monitor the room’s moisture level and adjust settings to maintain it, these measurement features are very handy and worth the extra cost.

Ease of Handling & Maintenance

Some water tanks are a little harder to remove and refill, some lift off easily. Could the weight of a full tank be a problem for you? Take time to inspect the unit to see how easy the water tank removes from the base. Also note if the model will require filter changes, check on availability, as well as how easy they are to change. Consider purchasing a couple of filters along with your new humidifier as maintenance is crucial to reduce the risk of bacteria and unhealthy air.

Operation Noise Level & Settings

Expect some operating noise from a humidifier, but if the unit is for a bedroom, you may want to look for one with a low, night or silent setting. This being said, my silent model is not really that quiet, but we adapted quickly to it. It actually helps to ‘drown’ out other household noises. You should have at least two settings on the unit, high and low options. Ultrasonic humidifiers are considered the quietest to operate since there is no boiling of water (hissing) and moisture is expelled in a very fine mist.

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8 Easy Steps To Choosing A Humidifier

A humidifier is an appliance that helps to increase humidity in your home and make the air less dry. Dry air can cause several problems such as chapped skin, nose bleeds, skin allergies, ruined wood furniture, etc; all of which can effectively be taken care of by a humidifier. However, you cannot simply go out and buy the first one that you come across. There are several factors that need to be considered while choosing a humidifier. These are:

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1) Size of the unit: The size of the humidifier will be determined by the size of the area that you wish to humidify. If you want to add humidity to specific areas in your home, you should go in for portable humidifiers or room humidifiers.

2) Cool Mist v/s Warm Mist Humidifier: Before you settle on a specific humidifier, you need to choose between cool mist and warm mist humidifiers. As the names suggest, a cool mist humidifier adds humidity to your indoor air by spraying a cool mist. Such a unit is great for those who live in areas with a warm climate.

On the other hand, a warm mist humidifier is one which moistens air by spraying a warm mist. This type of humidifier is ideal if you live in cooler climes. People who live where it is naturally hot sure do not want to go in for a warm mist humidifier! Also, if you need a humidifier for a child’s room, a warm mist unit is better than a cool mist one.

3) Humidstat: A humidstat is a device that helps to control the humidity levels in your home. Keeping humidity at levels of 45%-50% is ideal as this helps to solve all problems created by dry air. If humidity increases to more than 50%, the air serves as a breeding ground for dust mites, mold spores etc as they get adequate moisture for survival. Hence it

becomes necessary to maintain relative humidity, which can easily be done with a humidstat. Thus, you should choose a humidifier with a built-in automatic humidstat so that you do not have to worry about over humidifying your home.

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4) Mineral Dust: With some humidifiers you will notice that after a few hours of keeping the unit running, you can see a thin white film of dust on your furniture etc. This is known as mineral dust and can have negative health effects. Thus, you should ensure that the humidifier that you choose does not disperse any kind of mineral dust.

5) Automatic Shut Down: Humidifiers that do not have an automatic shut down option can be a fire hazard if not shut down manually when the water runs out. If the motor is left running for any length of time, and if it burns down, you could have a serious problem on your hands. Thus, while choosing a humidifier, make sure that it has automatic shut off.

6) Cleaning and Maintenance: Some humidifiers need to be filled with water and rinsed out daily or every second day. Such frequent cleaning is quite a chore and may cause you great inconvenience. The filters of such humidifiers also need to be cleaned and changed regularly, thus adding to your cleaning efforts and maintenance costs. So, while picking out a humidifier, make sure that it is easy and convenient to clean (in keeping with your schedule) and that it does not have very high maintenance costs. Buying a humidifier with filters that never need to be changed may be the way to go for those who do not have too much spare time.

7) Level of Noise: Although all humidifiers are bound to make some noise, there are some units that can be extremely noisy. But noisy is a relative concept and differs from person to person. However, if you are very sensitive to noise and find that noisy appliances disturb you a great deal, then the sound level of your humidifier could be a concern for you.

Thus, you should check out how noisy a humidifier can get before you choose to buy it.

8) Cost: This again differs from person to person. Within your budget, you should try and look for a humidifier that has the maximum capacity and added features. But while considering cost, you not only have to account for the initial buying price of the humidifier, but also its operating and maintenance costs.

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Healthy life tips—-humidifier, why do you need one?

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Humidifiers – Why Do I Need One?

I remember my mom and dad dumping buckets of water into the big humidifier in our living room each winter in Nebraska. I loved the warm moist mist that steamed from it, making the hot dry air pumped out by the furnace a little easier to breathe. I never really thought about it until I moved out of the house and started missing that “moist air feeling” in my own home. I’ve had a humidifier ever since.

The air in your house in the winter, no matter how temperate the climate, can get very dry. It happens right about when the heater starts clicking on. That’s when the humidifier comes out.  Experts say that you should keep the indoor relative humidity (water vapor in the air) at between 35% and 55%. Get a hygrometer to easily test your humidity levels.  It works like a thermometer.

Why Do You Need a Humidifier?

* Your Health:   Low humidity dries your skin, causes nasal situations and makes your eyes itchy.  Humidifiers keep your skin moisturized, help relieve cold and flu symptoms and can relieve asthma symptoms (check with your doc first).  The American Academy of Pediatrics, as well as other medical organizations, recommend the use of humidifiers and vaporizers for treating upper respiratory infections.   Proper humidity levels year round will help you avoid colds, bloody noses and sinus problems.

* Lower Utility Costs: You will feel warmer at a lower temperature so you can turn your thermostat down a couple degrees in the winter.

* Your Furniture, Art and Instruments: Dry air can ruin your wood floors, wood furniture, piano, guitar and artwork.

Your Electronics:  Dry air causes static electricity.  Sometimes funny, sometimes just a pain, but these ”zaps” can wipe out computers and electronics.

 

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