Thanks to the technology for making things easy for us. We are employing one kind of technological advancement or the other in our daily lives today. One of such technological advancement is the Humidifier. An appliance that helps increase indoor humidity by increasing the moisture in the air. But hey! Appliances don't come for free and an appliance like Humidifier costs a minimum of $200. So what to do when you are tight on budget and can't afford to install a Humidifier? Are there any other ways to increase Humidity and avoid the discomfort which is caused by low humidity level? Fortunately, yes! There are simple and affordable ways to increase indoor humidity without using a costly Humidifier. So let's check out those ways:

Ways that can prove a good alternative to Humidifier 

- As the clothes air-dry, they evaporate water, don't they? Then why not let the clothes air-dry using a dryer rack or temporarily tying a dryer line? This will save energy and will increase the indoor humidity as well. Two in one!

- Placing bowls of water on windowsills and registers helps a great deal as well. The water evaporates and adds to the environment increasing its humidity

- Making coffee or tea? Instead of microwaving the mug in the microwave, better use the stove and heat water in pan or teapot. This will release moisture in the indoor and the humidity level is increased

- One of the coolest tricks is to leave the door open after taking shower or keeping it open as you take shower. The hot water moisture will spread rapidly in the room which will add to the humidity level at least in that part of the home

- Attached to the shower with the open door is the tip of not draining the bathtub water when it is still hot. Leave it there for some time with the bathroom door open. The hot water will evaporate and the moisture will spread. Drain it as the water cools off

- Plants do a great deal of help when it comes to moisture. Plants release moisture from their leaves almost all the time. The more they are kept moist, the more moisture they release which is called transpiration. So introducing some plants in the indoor is a cost-effective and genius idea to naturally and evenly increase indoor humidity

- Instead of drying the dishes in the dryer or with a cloth, let them air-dry. Once again, moisture which will be released will increase the moisture in the air

These are some of the ways that can help you in increasing the indoor humidity. But there are some exceptions as well. These DIY tips can increase the level to some extent only. If you are one such homeowner with some severe allergies from dry air, it is recommended to install a Humidifier so that the ideal humidity can be kept maintained. However, in normal conditions, where only a slight increase in moisture is needed, these DIY tips can suffice for you.

Did you find this blog interesting? Do you have some DIY suggestions for increasing indoor humidity? If yes, share with us.

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