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Guide To Choose the Best Humidifier for Health

Are you looking for a good humidifier to alleviate allergy symptoms or to improve the quality of the air you breathe? You have reached the right place! Check out our guide! First of all, you may want to see our introduction page of humidifiers to help you, where we will show you the basic details […]

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Are you looking for a good humidifier to alleviate allergy symptoms or to improve the quality of the air you breathe? You have reached the right place! Check out our guide!

First of all, you may want to see our introduction page of humidifiers to help you, where we will show you the basic details of this type of equipment.

If you already have knowledge about what a humidifier is, then it is time to decide which one you want for your health. Do you want a cold steam humidifier or a hot steam humidifier? What is the optimal deposit size? Does it require a lot of maintenance? We answer these questions:

COLD STEAM HUMIDIFIER VS HOT STEAM

First, you must choose if you want a cold steam humidifier or a hot steam humidifier. In general, the former is cheaper while the latter is ideal if you have young children. To combat allergy symptoms, hot steam is very suitable because they allow steam inhalations.

HUMIDIFIER TANK SIZE

If you are going to use your humidifier to sleep, we recommend that you choose a humidifier with a good tank. For example, the Honeywell germ free cool humidifier has almost 1.5 galon of the tank and ensures you up to 10 hours of operation before depleting the tank.

But beware! , if you are going to use it to sleep or during long sessions, the water tank should never be depleted or else it may overheat. Therefore, it is very important to have a humidifier that has an automatic shutdown system.

WATER FILTER

The water tank can become contaminated with bacteria and it is important to have a humidifier for health that has filters or anti-bacterial systems. Normally, a well-cleaned and maintained filter will be more than enough, other humidifiers have ultrasonic systems that remove impurities.

THEY ARE NOISY?

It depends; you can usually find quite silent humidifiers that allow you to reconcile its use with sleeping, studying, working or enjoying the reading of a good novel. However, noise is a factor you should always check before deciding to buy any humidifier. Here you can find more information about the noise problem and why it can be dangerous.

AROMATHERAPY

Not all humidifiers allow the use of essential oils and fragrances to aromatize the environment. It is therefore important that you check that the humidifier has a specific drawer to add the essential oil, or that it can be placed directly on the tank. Watch out! , you cannot always add fragrance directly on the tank without damaging the device.

ESTHETIC

While there are humidifiers that simply fulfill their function. Others will allow you to modify the atmosphere of your room by lighting up with different colors depending on the atmosphere you want to achieve.

Now that you know everything you need to buy a humidifier for your health. You can also take a look at our reviews on humidifiers or our comparatives.

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