Humidifiers are classified based on their size or performance. Here are six different types of humidifiers.
Cool mist humidifiers
Cool mist humidifiers work well in hot regions. This is because they are in charge of releasing cool moisture into the warm air. They have a built-in evaporative mechanism that employs wicks. When used properly, cool mist humidifiers are not only safe but also effective.
However, as compared to other humidifiers, these machines produce far more noise. It is also critical to clean the humidifier and change the wicks on a regular basis for optimal performance.
Warm mist humidifiers
Warm mist humidifiers, as the name implies, produce warm moisture into the air that you can feel and see. Before releasing the moisture, the humidifier has a reservoir where water is heated to steam. This humidifier is affordable and effective for treating colds and flu. When compared to other humidifiers, this one is both inexpensive and silent.
Warm mist humidifiers, on the other hand, are only useful in small spaces. Furthermore, they necessitate frequent cleaning, which is a challenging operation because they are difficult to clean. They can also cause burns and should be kept out of the reach of youngsters.
Ultrasonic humidifiers contain a metal diaphragm that generates water droplets by high-frequency ultrasonic vibrations. Because the vibrations make little noise, these humidifiers are ideal for use with children. They are very affordable, and the filters do not need to be changed on a regular basis.
However, it is critical that you read the buyer's manual that comes with most ultrasonic humidifiers because they work better with distilled or bottled water rather than tap water. When mineral water is used in a humidifier, it may emit white dust that is detrimental to your health.
Wick humidifiers are another name for evaporative humidifiers. To draw water from the tank, they utilize cloth, paper, or a wick. Meanwhile, a revolving fan blows this wick across a soaked pad to release moisture into the air. These humidifiers use less energy and run quietly. Furthermore, the wick filters can last for 3-4 months without being changed.
Impeller humidifiers have a rotating disc that throws water at a comb-shaped diffuser. This diffuser, in turn, splits the water molecules into droplets that appear as fog. The impeller humidifier can cover a big area and is inexpensive.
The only disadvantage is that it must be cleaned after each usage.