Did you know that some areas of the world can become drier than the Sahara Desert during the winter months? This is due to the fact that the relative humidity, both indoors and outdoors decreases significantly with the cold air. Fortunately, millions of home and business owners have a wide array of choices to help add humidity to the air; and indoor fountains are among the most popular of them all.
A fountain? While this might bring to mind the enormous public structures gushing tons of water, there are in fact a huge number of choices for an indoor water fountain ideally sized for almost any location. For example, a business can install a large wall fountain, a smaller floor fountain, or even a tiny little tabletop fountain in their reception area. Each of these types will add instant charm and a sense of calm to the space, but they can also return vital moisture to the air as well.
Indoor fountains can easily serve in the same capacity as a humidifier, but without the large amount of noise and heat that many larger humidifiers can generate. Of course the owner must ensure that the water in any fountain is regularly changed and the pump kept free of bacteria or algae. This is because certain health issues can be related to poorly managed humidifiers and water features, and a simple routine of upkeep can quickly eliminate any concerns.
The same sort of indoor fountains as those used in businesses can also be located in the home environment too. A small tabletop fountain in a living space will deliver all of its soothing sounds, but provide a nice boost to the room’s humidity levels too. This is something that will be of immediate benefit to plants and animals as well as the human inhabitants.
What about the seasons in which relative indoor humidity is not a problem? Can an indoor water fountain be of benefit then? Absolutely! Fountains can provide an amazing sort of focal point or serious design element to almost any space. They are crafted from stone, metal, acrylic and ceramic materials and can even include everything from paintings, sculpture, and lights too. Such variety makes them an easy approach to decorating because they can be made to serve in a nice range of functions. Because many indoor fountains are of the tabletop or floor model kind, they can also be relocated from place to place relatively easily too. This makes them a highly portable feature that can serve as an innovative centerpiece, a motivational item in the home office, or even a charming way to lull yourself to sleep.