April showers bring May flowers, and October dry air brings allergy sufferers despair. Dry winter air can cause chronic and recurrent
respiratory infections, dry skin, irritated noses, and sinusitis. The lining of your nose and throat dries out and in turn the barrier
that fights against invasion of viruses and bacteria is weakened. While people generally tend to blame winter temperatures on repeat
cases of the cold, in reality it is the dryness of the air that is more responsible for you continually catching colds.
So, what now you ask? The answer is simple: humidification. Lack of
moisture in the air is the main cause of many of the winter health problems that people experience. Furnaces and lower outdoor temperatures drive down
the amount of moisture in the air. But, keeping the ideal relative humidity in your home in the 40-50% range is a lot easier than it sounds. With
the use of a Vornado humidifier, you can easily and effectively
control the humidity levels throughout your home by simply adding moisture back into the dry air.
Here are some of the benefits of using a humidifier in your home:
*Please note that Vornado does not endorse the above mentioned benefits.
- Relieves and prevents dry and itchy skin, lips, and eyes
- Relieves colds and allergy symptoms
- Helps prevent furniture from drying out and cracking
- Prevents wood flooring from buckling
- Can prevent the exacerbation of eczema
- Eliminates static electricity
- Can help lower heating bills
During this month, our featured brand of humidifiers at AchooAllergy.com is
Vornado. Vornado has made appearances on hit TV shows
such as The Office. The company has been featured in magazines such as Rachel Ray, Good Housekeeping, and O. Vornado dates back to the early 1940's
when the first Vornado fans were invented. The company has held strong to the principles it was built on: to produce safer, quieter, more intuitive,
and more effective products. Vornado manufactures fans, air purifiers, heaters, and humidifiers. These Vornado units are known for their signature
Vornado offers two types of room humidifiers: the
Vornado Evaporative Humidifier and the
Vornado Ultrasonic Humidifier. Both are backed by a 5 year warranty
and a name you can trust. By incorporating Vornado's signature vortex technology, the Vornado evaporative humidifier moves large volumes of harsh, dry air
through the unit and then pushes the moistened air further out into the room. It has a built-in humidistat, a push button control panel, a large 1.8
gallon capacity which means fewer refills. The units cover rooms and spaces up to 1000 sq. ft. This model outpaces comparable evaporative humidifiers by
providing faster humidification.
The Vornado ultrasonic humidifier also provides whole room
humidification using a slightly different method. This unit uses ultrasonic frequency to break the water up into microscopic droplets and a powerful
Vortex stream of air then propels moisture out into the room. The humidistat provides automatic humidity control; and this model has a 2 gallon tank
capacity and provides up to 1250 sq. ft. of coverage.
To help fight dry air this fall and winter, Vornado has paired up with AchooAllergy.com and is going to provide a free Vornado Evaporative humidifier to one of our lucky Facebook fans. Simply “like”
us on the AchooAllergy.com Facebook Fan Page to be entered into the contest. The lucky winner will
have the chance to discover firsthand the quality and craftsmanship of Vornado's products.
The Vornado humidifier winner will be announced on our Facebook page on November 15th, 2010.