Health benefits over the winter of having water feature indoors

Indoor water features are becoming more and more popular for home décor. They are attractive, come in many shapes, sizes, colours, and styles to complement whatever taste or decorating style complements your home. More than attractive conversation pieces, indoor water features actually have some benefits that go beyond simply pleasing the eye, or setting off your room accents, there are some health benefits to indoor water features. They can be especially helpful in the winter months.

Indoor water features on a practical and measurable level increase the humidity levels in your home and humidifies the air making the air in the room easier to breathe. If you have a condition that is aggravated by dry air, especially the heated indoor air of winter, an indoor water feature makes an attractive cool air humidifier. The flowing and aspirated water can also capture pollutants and allergens from the air also making the indoor air more breathable.

Water also has a calming influence on us psychologically and symbolically, water features can speak to the spirit and the subconscious as well as providing a relaxing background of flowing water sounds. Flowing water sounds tend to calm the psyche and relax the mind. For those with tinnitus, or ringing of the ears, the sound of flowing water can provide just the right level of background white noise to relieve some or all of the ringing in the ears.