Do I Need a Stream, Ultrasonic or Evaporative Humidifier?

A humidifier is designed with features that make it possible to increase the amount of moisture in the atmosphere.  This is achieved either by vaporizing water from a surface containing moisture or releasing fine and small sprays of moisture that is allowed to evaporate.

Your personal preferences and other factors such as budget should guide you in selecting the most suitable humidifier. You should also consider the side effects of the humidifier if you’re looking for the best humidifier for your dry skin. This article will give you a brief description of the three types of humidifiers.

Ultrasonic/ Spray humidifiers

This is the cheapest type of humidifier. These humidifiers contain a water storage unit and an oscillating plate. The oscillating plate causes the water in the unit to atomize creating a mist-like form of water. A fan blows out this mist into the room humidifying the room.

The major disadvantage of these humidifiers is that they tend to bring about some dust into the room. This can occurs when there is some particles of dust within the water that is used in the oscillating plate of the ultrasonic humidifiers. This can cause the habitants of the room to get infected by respiratory diseases.

However, there are new innovations that have been made to prevent this problem. Manufacturers are now offering the new ultrasonic humidifiers with a demineralization cartridge that traps the dust particles present in the water before it is converted to moisture. This type of spray humidifiers are slightly more expensive than the normal ones.

Steam humidifiers

Steam humidifiers are designed to give the users a wide range of options. The heat that is used to humidify the room can be intensely increased or reduced depending on the current temperature of the room. It can be executed by the help of a humidistat and a humidifier.

Many people prefer to use steam humidifiers because they are considered to contribute positively to the health of the inhabitants. Many experts have recommended this type of humidifier to people that have respiratory problems. This is because heating of the water ensures that all the diseases causing germs are killed and therefore the vapor that is produced is sterile.

The main problem with steam humidifiers is that they consume more power than the other types of humidifiers. After using your steam humidifier you should clean it using lime scale removing powder and then empty the water so as to prevent stagnation.

Evaporative humidifiers

This type of humidifier allows water into the atmosphere by simply allowing moisture to be vaporized. This is a hygienic method of humidifying a room as no aerosol cans will be used. Any particles present in the water will settle down in the humidifier as water evaporates. The good thing about these humidifiers is that they consume less power compared to the others.

You should regularly clean your evaporative humidifier. This will get rid of the particles accumulated inside. With this information about the different types of humidifiers, you will be able to select the most suitable type for you.