It’s the middle of March and we were positive that winter was over. After several unseasonably warm days throughout February and no snow in almost three months, there was little thought that winter would actually turn up. Storm Stella has hit much of the Midwest and Northeast leaving multiple feet of snow. Chicagoans are dealing with lake effect snow, messy commutes and wintery conditions that are typical of January and February.
Winter is not officially over! If Stella has taught us anything so far, it’s that unpredictable weather is just one of the many reasons why your Venta Airwasher should be running year-round, and not only when there are winter-like conditions. We’ve put together a list 5 reasons why Venta is a year-round product.
Throughout February we saw warm temperatures and rainstorms when it should have been cold, dry and snowy. Running a humidifier may not seem necessary under these unusual spring-like conditions, but that’s where Venta is different. Because our units do not over-humidify, there is never a risk of too much indoor moisture.
Because the Airwasher simultaneously humidifies and traps airborne pollutants like dust and dander, no matter what the weather is like, it’s always a good idea to be running your unit. We generally spend more time indoors, making our exposure to indoor air pollution a greater concern. Even if your unit isn’t putting out a lot of moisture, it will still be purifying your air of these pollutants.
Rather than putting the Venta Airwasher away for the winter season, we encourage our customers to run it year-round. Storm Stella has reminded us that we should always be prepared for unpredictable weather. By keeping the Airwasher running, there’s no reason to play catch up on adding moisture to dry indoor air when a winter storm like Stella hits.
Millions of people across the country suffer from seasonal allergies, whether it be from trees pollinating in the spring, grass pollinating in the summer or weeds pollinating in the fall. Allergy symptoms can be difficult to manage but Venta’s simple design traps indoor air pollutants without the use of filters and has been instrumental in relieving some of even the most debilitating allergy symptoms.
Humidifiers and air purifiers are nothing new in the fight against allergies, but as Marissa from the lifestyle blog, The PennyWiseMama explains, nothing has quite helped relieve her seasonal allergies like Venta has:
“Having seasonal allergies is no fun, especially when combined with the dry Colorado air. For at least half of the year, we have to deal with sneezing, itchy eyes, runny noses and dry skin. Besides taking allergy medication and applying lots of lotion, I’ve found that humidifying and purifying the air in our home helps immensely. We’ve tried a number of different humidifiers, air purifiers, and special furnace filters to help alleviate our symptoms, and none of them have worked as well as our new Venta Airwasher.
We’ve been using the Airwasher in our home for several months now and we love it! We’ve definitely noticed an improvement in our air quality. Most notably, it has lessened our allergy symptoms and has helped us sleep better.”
There is no better relief than walking into an air-conditioned room on a hot and humid day. But have you ever noticed how air-conditioned air can seem a bit dry? Air conditioning can dry out your air just as bad as turning on the heat in the winter. Worse, it can leave you with the same dry air problems—difficulty concentrating, headaches, dry skin, and irritated eyes.
After spending 40+ hours a week in an air-conditioned office and going home to an air-conditioned home, your skin will be craving moisture. For those who live in hot desert climates, your air is already dry that air-conditioned air only contributes more to dry skin and dehydration.
Again, because of Venta’s patented Cold Evaporation technology, there is no risk of over-humidification. The Airwasher will humidify your indoor space to a comfortable level, never more. No matter what time of year it is, keeping your body hydrated and your skin moisturized is essential to your overall health and wellness. This leads us to our next reason why you should be running your Airwasher year-round.
Dry skin goes hand in hand with dry air, so no matter what time of the year it is, sleeping, living or working in a room with an Airwasher will give you the rejuvenating hydration and care your skin needs. In addition to numerous creams and moisturizers that are available, not to mention eating a healthy diet and drinking plenty of water, hydrating your skin from the inside out through proper humidification will make a considerable difference to your skincare routine.
The perfect amount of moisture released from the Airwasher would surely delight celebrities like Lauren Conrad, Mariah Carey, and Christie Brinkley, who all have attributed healthy, rejuvenated skin to sleeping with a humidifier close by.
There’s a reason why Venta was just named one of the top Sleep Essentials for New Moms by the baby registry experts at Gugu Guru. Air quality plays a huge part in the amount of good sleep you get. Between cleaning the air of airborne pollutants and humidifying dry air, there’s not really a reason why you shouldn’t run the Airwasher to get better sleep. Our units are whisper quiet even on their highest setting, so they’re perfect for kids rooms and nurseries too!
Your body and skin naturally lose moisture when you sleep. Add dry air from an air conditioner or heater and you’ll wake up with excessively dry skin and dry nasal passages. This makes you more susceptible to catching a cold and feeling fatigued. A study from the University of Connecticut reported that even mild dehydration can cause an alteration in mood and concentration during the workday. Dehydration mixed with a restless night’s sleep is not the recipe for a successful day.
The Airwasher is not a vaporizer and uses a Cold Evaporation system, so (as mentioned several times already) over-humidification is virtually impossible. Your air will only take the moisture that it needs. This produces an appropriate level of humidity for that is both healthy and comfortable. When you sleep in an Airwashed room, you wake up feeling healthier, refreshed, alert and ready to take on the day.
These are just 5 in-depth reasons why we believe the Airwasher is a year-round product. While we suggest this to our customers, we are always pleased to hear a variety of reasons why our fans rely on the Venta Airwasher year-round.
Whether it’s to preserve instruments or antiques, help relieve COPD symptoms, or remove painting and renovation odors, there are plenty of reasons to keep the Venta Airwasher running 365 days a year. Why do you rely on Venta year-round?