Ultrasonic Humidifiers. Warm and Cool Mist Humidifiers
The best way to combat dry air and reduce your susceptibility to an infection is to invest in a humidifier. Ultrasonic humidifiers use high-frequency vibrations to generate a micro-fine mist which is output into your room for increased humidity. Many ultrasonic humidifiers have a function that allows you to choose between cool and warm settings. This choice is often perceived as a confusing option however we know that cool-mist humidifiers are best used to combat allergies while a warm-mist humidifier offers relief for those with asthma, a cold, the flu or respiratory infection. Additionally, if you or your spouse snores while sleeping, the added moisture actually prevents your throat from drying out and helps to minimize snoring. So, in a sense you get the best of both worlds when purchasing an ultrasonic humidifier. Despite excellent performance today, the term ultrasonic is still plagued with a reputation of creating white dust that can be quite annoying when experienced. The truth is that white dust is completely avoidable as long as you change you demineralization cartridges and do not use softened water. Households with excessively hard water often use a water softener to counter act the high mineral content. Unfortunately, a water softening system uses calcium, magnesium and sodium ions and those high sodium levels do create white dust when used in an ultrasonic humidifier. We have tested all the brands over many years and have found that the most reliable humidifiers are made by Air O Swiss, Stadler Form and pureguardian. Ultrasonic humidifiers are out top choice for your bedroom as they offer virtually silent operation.
For the best soothing, warm steam humidifier, you might consider the Air-O-Swiss S450.
For a quiet bedroom, we recommend our Air-O-Swiss and Stadler Form humidifiers.
For a large open area, we recommend our evaporative, fan-based AIRCARE humidifiers.
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Ultrasonic Warm/Cool and Cool Mist Humidifier Pluses
Ultrasonic humidifiers are quieter than evaporative cool mist units
When using the warm mist option, the mist will evaporate faster into the air so you will be able to increase the humidity very fast. If using the humidifier in a bedroom you will not need to have it going all day.
Warm mist humidifiers feel the most comfortable especially in Northern winters
Ultrasonic humidifiers require less cleaning
There is no limit to how much humidity you can add to the air since the water mist droplets will not decrease regardless of the room humidity. Ultrasonic humidifiers are particularly beneficial if one wants to raise the humidity over 45% or higher such as preserving certain materials or products for example cigars, musical instruments, etc.
Ultrasonic Warm/Cool and Cool Mist Humidifier Minuses
They cover a smaller area than the evaporative cool mist humidifiers, often no more than one decent sized bedroom.
They require placement at least 2 feet from the floor to prevent the moisture from hitting the floor before it has a chance to evaporate. Note that as the humidity increases in the room, the mist being emitted will take longer to evaporate into the air. Therefore, you may find it necessary to raise the humidifier positioning higher from the floor and/or use the warm mist option if available.
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