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The Types of Humidifier

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It is like all most major appliances, there is a wide variety of both brands and styles, types and special features. This article will not only focus on particular brands and features but also focus on the five types of humidifiers available for household or commercial purchase through most pharmacies, hardware stores, and local health-care stores.

There are five main types of humidifiers:


Central Humidifiers

This is the largest style of humidifier available on today’s market, as it is built directly into your home or commercial building’s air control system. They can be installed as part of a central air conditioning system or through your basic ductwork for home heating. As the largest type, they can also be the most expensive but lack the amount of maintenance a portable humidifier can carry.



This type of humidifier is considered to be one of the cleaner humidifiers, as it blows water vapor into the air through the use of both a moistened filter and propeller fan systems. One of this types downfalls, however, is that it is confined to only one room of the house at a time and it can be difficult to control the level of moisture added to the air. It is essential to follow directions exactly when adding water to the filter for humidity control.


Cool Mist or Hot Steam

This is the single most common type of humidifier purchased for home use and it can be found at your local hardware store or even pharmacy. It uses electricity supplied by a typical electrical outlet to heat water and expelled either cool mist or hot steam in the atmosphere of your home. Generally confined to one room, the most common complaint about this type of humidifier is the risk of burns to children, elderly and pets due to the steam it emits. Some higher-end brands offer the user the option to send either hot or cool mist into the air, decreasing this risk.


Ultrasonic Humidifiers

This type of humidifier is increasing in popularity, even though it is one of the youngest types on this list. Water vapor is released into the surrounding air by the use of ultrasonic vibrations and can come in either cool mist or hot steam versions.


Impeller Humidifiers

This type of humidifier, like the evaporator, can only be used in a single room of a dwelling at any given time. This limitation can make it difficult to control the level of humidity being released into the air. They work in tandem with a set of rotating disks that run a warp or high speed to dispense moisture into the air, created from condensation and friction. Running at significantly lower price tag than that of its counterparts, it is also attractive to families as it carries no risk of burns to children and pets as it uses condensation rather than steam.


Now you have made sure the three main types of humidifiers available today,and maybe you have known which type is best for you and your family.Let’s take a look that how long it takes to  maintain them and change the filters in each machine. Some styles have reusable filters, which may require simple cleaning and drying, while others may need to purchase expensive filters through the manufacturer each time your machine needs servicing.

For more information about Humidifier Filter, please read next article: What time to replace a Humidifier Filter for Each Type? or contact us directly.

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