With all of the ingenuity out there these days, it's no surprise that we have the capabilities to make our own humidifiers. The beautiful thing about this is, there's more than one way to go about doing this depending on what kind of heating system you possess. Whether you looking to save money or you just don't have the time go out looking for the right one, you've come to the right place to get your humidity back in your home.
1. Floor Or Door
Some people have their heating systems right along that nook between floor and wall, or it comes up from the floor itself. Sometimes, it's even right next to your door which can provide a very convenient way of transferring a little more water into the air. Preferably, grab something paper or plastic that would act as a container. You could use a paper plate and just have cold water poured on the top. This method tends to work the best, as it is self-sufficient in first heating the water and then dispersing it appropriately throughout the air. The same goes with plastic, as this further less of a chance of the plastic melting or becoming damaged in any way. A bowl, plate, or glass would work. It's recommended for more of a flat type of surface though.
2. Stove Love
This is the most commonly used method for those of us who only have fireplaces, wood-burning stoves, or simply ceiling to wall ventilation systems. What you will need is any kind of pot and some hot water. Turn the burner on low and let her go! Some people who prefer to have a controlled humidifier may place a topper on the pot, usually with holes or some way to ventilate the heat through the air.
3. Electric Or Septic?
Just kidding. It's electric not septic. Generally, this is not as common a method. It still is a good idea to use if you don't have a lot of time on your hands. If you have a small compact electric heater or even a big one, but no stove, you can use this as an alternative method. In this case, you can use anything as small as a water bottle to anything as big as a pot, as it is not coming up from the floor.
4. Wacky Lackey
Do you have kids or someone that wants to help that's a little younger? There's a way to make this project even more fun and a little wacky too…
What you need:
- -Tape or Rope
- -A Lackey
What to do:
Fill your balloon up with water and allow it to become quite large. Have your partner hold it while you draw any kind of design, pattern, or saying that you want on it. Depending on where your heater is located, you may have to use anything from tape to a rope to keep your balloon suspended in the air. Many kids have come up with unique drawings for seasonal times such as Halloween for their own humidifier to blend in with your Halloween decorations.
5. The Way You Were Not Expecting…
Another way to build your own humidifier is by searching for cheap parts online (suggested sites like ebay, amazon, and wish are recommened). For example, there is a portable USB humidifier on Amazon for only $30! It usually connects to a water bottle.
So, here's to unusual ways of creating cheap humidifiers. Feel free to comment and post your own ideas!