Different Types Of Humidifiers
There are two primary types of humidifiers – warm air and cold air.
- Warm Air - Produces warm, moist air; extremely quiet. Types:
Steam/Vaporizer humidifiers boil water and distribute it as steam; boiling process kills bacteria. Warm mist humidifiers make water evaporate but distribute it as mist; tend to be safer (less likely to cause burns) than steam/vaporizer humidifiers.
- Cold Air - Produces cool, moist air; use less energy than warm air humidifiers. Types: Evaporator wick humidifiers absorb water and use a fan to evaporate it. Impeller humidifiers use a spinning disc – not a fan – to generate mist; tend to be quieter than evaporator wick humidifiers.
Ultrasonic humidifiers use sound waves to vibrate water and generate mist; extremely quiet and efficient.
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