Before you buy a humidifier, the main thing you have to choose is whether you want a cool mist humidifier or a warm mist humidifier.
Warm mist humidifiers boil the water and create steam. The steam is then sprayed in the atmosphere of the room to improve the amount of moisture in the air.
Cool mist humidifiers are of two types: evaporative humidifiers and ultrasonic humidifiers.
1. Evaporative Humidifiers:
The evaporative humidifier has a fan that pulls warm air from the room evaporates the water held inside the wick. As the water evaporates and carried away, the air inside the room becomes more humid.
2. Ultrasonic Humidifiers:
Instead of using fans the ultrasonic humidifiers uses high-frequency ultrasonic vibrations to evaporate water that notably makes them quieter.
One of the important reasons why you should get a humidifier is the comfort and health benefits they provide you and your family. With the improvement of humidity in the room there are fewer chances of asthma and allergic reactions and also it provides comfort to anyone with a cold.
The increase of humidity can keep the inside of your nasal passages well moisturized and helps you heal faster and also improves sinus health. It also helps forbidding snoring and provides a quality sleep for you and your family.
A cool mist humidifier is chosen preferably than a warm mist humidifier due to safety reasons. Since a warm mist humidifier heats water to create steam there may be some chances that children or pets burn themselves on the unit. Due to the same reason, a cool mist humidifier should be kept in the room.
Again the same reason, a warm mist humidifier uses boiled water to create steam and for heating water, it uses more energy, whereas, a cool mist humidifier only uses a fan. If you are thinking of having your humidifier on for a large portion of the day or thinking of buying more than one humidifier for the home then the extra cost can be a problem. Buying a cool water humidifier can be an affordable option for the time.
-The Area Covered:
Cool mist humidifier is able to escalate their effects over a much wider area, while on the other hand, warm mist humidifiers are able to have a more concentrated effect close to the humidifier with less effect on the areas away from it. Due to this reason, always try to have a warm mist humidifier for small rooms and for large rooms a cool mist humidifier is best suited.
If we conclude which one is the best, although a warm mist humidifier has its own benefits still it loses to the cool mist humidifier in the important areas of safety, price and area covered.
So if you are looking to improve the comfort and health benefits for you and your family we would recommend you to get a cool mist humidifier.