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Old 10.01.2009, 10:46
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Humidifiers

It's the season to close the windows and hide in our over dry apartments to keep away the miseries of the freezing cold outside. Unfortunately this can cause a number of problems and can contribute to some health problems (I have just spent a week in the hospital due to very heavy and persistant nosebleeds which were I believe precipitated by an over dry athmosphere),

So does anyone have any recommendations/advice over domestic humidifiers.

As ever many thanks in advance,

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Old 10.01.2009, 11:28
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A humidifier will help. I bought a couple of Air-O-Swiss from Fust before Xmas and I'm very happy with them. They are cold (ie not steam) evaporation type with a big water container and built in hydrostat so you can set the desired humidity level. There is a build-in three speed fan to disperse the humidity which makes it ideal for larger rooms/rooms with high ceilings. The only problem is that on higher settings the fan is a bit noisy ecxept on the lower setting. For a bedroom you would probably be better off with a steam variety but these can cause mould if you over humidify. All humidifiers should be cleaned and disinfected regularly. The relevant parts of the Air-O-Swiss can be put in the dishwasher and it comes with a stick of silver which is supposed to stop bacteria forming the water and it does seem to work. (Yes Lynn88 I can hear your "I told you so!). I've tried several types over the years and this is best I've had:
http://www.fust.ch/fust//AIR-O-SWISS...E-2251/640230/
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Old 10.01.2009, 12:39
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we've gopt a VENTA humidifier
http://www.venta-luftwaescher.de/index.html

for many years now and am happy with it, you can put the filter thingy in a dishwasher too and only have to add a few mililiters of a liquid to stop the water from getting 'foul' should you not use it some time.
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I soooo need one too. Probably will save a fortune in moisturizers.
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Re: Humidifiers

Many thanks, I will check these out his afternoon.

Quick side question, what about the pottery water baths that hang onto radiators? Wouldn't these do the job? Probably being a bit niaive.
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Re: Humidifiers

Hi all

I have been here since Jan and was in a serviced apt until Oct, no problems at all.

Now in new apt in Zurich - Affoltern and my skin is really dry and itchy, throat feels like im in a dust storm, i have windows open 24x7 but air is soooooo dry.

I have just bought an humidifier and it helps a little. I spray water into the air constanlty too.

Is this normal in Switzerland, i have never experienced anything like it...

Also i DONT have the heating on....

any extra advice ??

Cheers

Rob

Ps. forgot to add, constant ninor electric shocks on finger tips everywhere in apt !!!!

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Re: Humidifiers

I've an AIR-O-SWISS Verdunster E 2251
It's good. My other half feels the benefit in particular
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Anyone used the Air O Swiss travel humidifier and Solis travel one? Trying to decide between the two...
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Solis travel is ok for on your work desk etc but for home far better to have a larger unit. I have a solis ultrasonic
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Typ 715 unit and its good for a bedroom etc - quite expensive at close to 200chf but works very well
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