When going out to purchase a new humidifier, you need to have a few different specific in mind, otherwise you are just going to purchase the wrong device that is not able to live up to the standards you desire. Thankfully, there are several tips and tricks you can follow, all designed to help you land that perfect humidifier.
Pick the right size
For starters, if you want a humidifier that is able to add moisture to several rooms, you need a device that is not labeled “Single Room.” This device is going to add the moisture to your entire home or several different rooms, while a single room is made more for a bedroom or office. This kind of a device is not able to provide the necessary moisture for the entire room, so keep on the look out for this information.
Cool mist humidifier vs Warm mist Humidifier?
Humidifiers are usually broken down into warm or cold humidifiers. This is the temperature of the water that is released into the air. Warm air humidifiers are usually either steam or warm mist options, where the water is basically boiled with a heating element and then is ejected out into the air in the form of vapor. This helps cut out any mold or bacteria that is often present in standing water. The cold air option is typically louder, as it has a fan that pushes out the vapor in controlled intervals, but it is also more likely to start the formation of mold. As long as you keep an eye on this, it shouldn’t be a problem, but it does require you to be mindful of the device. If you have young children or pets, you might want to go with the cold feature, as the hot humidifier does increase the chance of them burning themselves.