You’re here because you’re curious about humidifiers.
You want to know which is the best ultrasonic humidifier on the market.
Perhaps you’re wondering what to look for when you shop for a humidifier.
We’ll answer these questions today and respond to others as well.
Let’s start with the most pressing.
Are Ultrasonic Humidifiers Effective?
Yes, ultrasonic humidifiers work very well.
They are quiet and inexpensive. Plus, you can find them in a wide range of sizes.
They contain a diaphragm that vibrates at an ultrasonic frequency. The vibration breaks water down into a fine mist. (1)
There are two downsides to an ultrasonic humidifier. But these are easy to rectify with a little bit of care.
First, if you fill an ultrasonic humidifier with hard water, it’s likely to leave white dust on nearby furnishings. But if you fill it with distilled water or use a demineralization cartridge, this problem goes away.
Second, cool mist humidifiers (like most ultrasonic models) can spread microbes if they aren’t cleaned regularly. Again, frequent cleaning or the use of a purification cartridge solves this issue.
Which Is Better: A Cool or Warm Mist Humidifier?
Ultrasonic models are usually cool mist humidifiers. But some disperse warm mist.
Cool mist is safest around children. But warm mist boils away pathogens to emit pure vapor.
In either case, although warm mist may feel comforting, by the time the moisture reaches your lungs, the temperature is about the same. [Read more…]