Are you thinking of buying a cool mist humidifier but not sure what it does?
Do you want to know the difference between a cool and a hot humidifier before you buy one?
Do you have small children in the house and are worried about the burn or accident risks of a hot mist humidifier?
If you are looking for any such answers to the questions above, this article can help clear out a lot of your doubts. We’ll first talk about what a cool mist humidifier does and whether or not it is different from a hot water one. In addition, we also talk about how it works and what are some of the benefits of a cool mist humidifier that you can look forward to.
A cool mist humidifier is one that adds moisture in the air where it is being used and helps to increase the humidity level of the room where it is placed, or in the home. However, as the name suggests, instead of using warm or hot water in the device or instead of emitting hot steam in the air, it actually releases a cool mist.
As the name of the device suggests, there are some very definite differences in the way a cool mist and a warm mist humidifier work.
The first and most noticeable difference that a cool mist and a warm mist humidifier have is that while a warm mist humidifier dispels hot steam a cool mist humidifier actually dispels cool mist into the air.
A warm mist humidifier uses hot water to diffuse the steam, which can be risky and increase the chances of a burn or related accidents. On the other hand, a cool mist humidifier uses cool water and does not pose a threat of a burn, especially if you have babies or young children at home.
If you compare a cool mist humidifier with a warm mist one, the former is much more efficient because it uses less energy as compared to the warm mist one. A cool mist humidifier does not require much energy as it does not boil water, hence it turns out to be more efficient too.
If you are wondering what process is used in the device, here is a look at how a cool mist humidifier works:
Cool mist humidifiers are of two types – a cool mist evaporative humidifier and a cool mist impeller humidifier. Here is a look at how both types of cool mist humidifiers work.
The mist created in a cool mist humidifier, especially in a cool mist impeller humidifier, will be able to spread out in the same way as the steam that is created in a warm mist humidifier. In fact, a cool mist humidifier can actually reach out to a larger part of your house, because it disperses the vapour in such a way that it spreads out and moves to a larger area.
Here are three of the most common benefits of using a cool mist humidifier in your home:
While a cool mist humidifier has many benefits and can be a great addition in your home, do remember that you need to clean them at least once a week, because if not cleaned properly, it can harbour a host of germs and bacteria that can do more harm than good.