If you’re going to buy any kind of humidifier, it’s best if you purchase cool mist humidifiers for your home. Just like other humidifier types, cool mist humidifiers add moisture back into a room’s air to raise humidity. This offers an abundance of benefits from alleviating dry skin, chapped lips, asthma problems, cold and flu symptoms and so much more. Those who suffer from respiratory problems will find that cool mist humidifiers can be very beneficial – but only if used properly. A humidifier that’s used improperly can exacerbate respiratory conditions and lead to other health problems.
Improperly cleaned cool mist humidifiers can actually disperse harmful microorganisms into your room’s air, which can lead to allergic reactions or respiratory diseases if very severe. But with proper cleaning and the correct operation, you’ll experience many benefits when running cool mist humidifiers.
Run Ultrasonic Humidifiers At Night
If you’re a sensitive sleeper, you’ll need to purchase ultrasonic humidifiers since they are quieter than other humidifier options. While other humidifier styles use a fan to disperse water droplets into the air for increased humidity, ultrasonic humidifiers utilize high-frequency vibrations as a way to generate a micro-fine mist that’s sprayed into your bedroom. This makes them great humidifier options for those who can’t sleep with any noise.
Humidifier Cleaning And Care
Making sure you are properly cleaning and caring for your humidifier is crucial for proper operation. It’s recommended that you give your humidifier a thorough cleaning at least once a week or more if you use it often. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning the humidifier, paying close attention to the recommended cleaning solutions. Scrub all of the surfaces with a soft brush and use a toothpick or a toothbrush to reach into hard-to-get crevices and holes. Also rinse thoroughly with water to remove all traces of the cleaning solution and wipe it dry using a clean towel or cloth.
Never let water sit in a humidifier and use distilled water whenever possible, as it has lower mineral content. This will reduce exposure to any impurities in the water while running cool mist humidifiers. Using distilled water also reduces the growth of mineral deposits inside the humidifier. Never run the device if it contains discolored, stagnant or foul-smelling water. You’ll also need to make sure that you maintain a humidity level of 50% or less. Air Innovations offers ultrasonic cool mist humidifier with timers so that the device will shut off after a specified time. Choosing the right humidifier and properly maintaining it will lead to a wealth of benefits to help you sleep better, feel better and look better!