CORRECTION OF INDOOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY IN COLD SEASON WITH A SIMPLE HUMIDIFIER
Background: The perception of â€˜dry airâ€™ was correlated to mucous membrane irritation of the eyes and upper airways. Perceiving changes in relative humidity is difficult without sensory receptors for humidity in humans. Method: Here we have attempted to correct indoor humidity by putting a simple water container on the gas heater during cold season. A container with dimensions matching the surface of the gas heater or radiator and 15 Cm height was built from stainless steel. The role of each water container in regulating indoor relative humidity was evaluated. Results: An increase in indoor relative humidity could be obtained by putting a container on the radiator. However, indoor relative humidity could not be corrected by maintaining normal level ranges in every temperature condition. Conclusion: These two humidifier models could be used as an alternative energy-saving humidifying system in houses by adding a simple container to the current gas heater and radiators by manufactures.
Pak J Physiol 2014;10(1â€“2):7â€“11
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