For most people the biggest bane of winter is too dry air in the apartment, which has a negative impact on the complexion, hair and concentration. That is why it is worth buying an air humidifier for your home.
An air humidifier is essential during the winter season and during the summer heat, when the air in the apartment becomes very dry. Studies have shown that buying an air humidifier is necessary especially for people who have:
In extreme situations, dry air in the home promotes:
According to recent studies, the optimal humidity in the apartment is 30%. If it is below this value, then staying in such a place is dangerous to health. The best is air with a humidity of about 50%, but the humidity in the apartment must not exceed 60%, because this promotes the growth of mold and other pathogens – which also has a negative impact on health.
Air humidifiers differ depending on the type:
Traditional humidifiers are the simplest and the cheapest ones available on the market. They take the form of a container, which is hung on the radiator using hooks. Under the influence of heat, water begins to evaporate. The water container is usually made of:
Advantages of traditional humidifiers:
Disadvantages of traditional humidifiers:
Steam humidifiers depending on the type can be powered
Advantages of steam humidifiers:
Thedisadvantage of steam humidifiers is high energy consumption.
The simplest model of steam humidifier can be purchased in a store for about 50 zł.
Ultrasonic humidifiers are the most technologically advanced. Depending on your needs, the steam can be cooled or heated. This device is equipped with controllers to regulate the temperature of the steam and a hygrometer to regulate air humidity.
Advantages of ultrasonic humidifiers:
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Disadvantages of ultrasonic humidifiers:
Evaporative humidifier works very similarly to a steam humidifier. The device draws in dry air from the room, humidifies it, and emits it into the room as steam.
Advantages of evaporative humidifiers:
Disadvantages of evaporative humidifiers:
When choosing a humidifier for your home, you should pay attention to:
1. Room size
Manufacturers determine the maximum area in which the air humidifier is most efficient.
Determines how much steam will be produced per hour or day (ml/h or in l/24h). The larger the area of the room, the more efficient the device should be.
Power consumption, i.e. how much electricity the device consumes.
4. Water tank size
The size of the water container indicates how often you will need to fill it with water. Usually, the larger the humidifiers, the larger the water container.
The steam produced by a humidifier can harbor various bacteria. That’s why more and more models have filters to clean the steam of them. Filters are most often found in evaporative and ultrasonic humidifiers.
5. Humidification regulation
Thanks to this you can adjust the operation of the device and take care of the appropriate humidification in the room. In most models you can find:
6. Additional features
The most popular additional features of the humidifier are: