The Best to Places to Put a Humidifier

If your home’s air tends to become dry during the summer or winter months, a humidifier is an affordable solution to restore moisture to the air. The placement of the humidifier depends on the use of the rooms in your home, as the bedroom and living room are common living spaces that benefit the most from moisture replenishment.

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Bedroom

  • A lack of moisture in the air while you sleep increases the likelihood of nasal congestion, which causes coughing and interrupted sleep. The bedroom should be humid to improve your ability to breathe steadily while sleeping for a good night’s rest.

Living Room

  • The living room is often one of the most frequently used rooms of the home besides the bedroom, and it benefits from a warm- or cool-mist humidifier maintains your furniture and hardwood floors by providing moisture. According to Real Simple, the humidifier provides moisture to reduce wood cracking.

Child’s Room

  • Just as you benefit from a humidifier, a cool-mist humidifier moisturizes your child’s skin and decreases congestion caused by sinus problems. Cool-mist humidifiers are suggested over warm-mist, as the risk of injury is high if a child accidentally tips over the warm-mist humidifier.

Flat surfaces

  • Set the humidifier on a flat surface to avoid water leakage. The surface should be hard and not upholstered, as upholstered surfaces absorb moisture, allowing bacteria to grow in the fabric. Keep warm-mist humidifier at least two to three feet away from you to avoid accidental burns. For do-it-yourself humidifiers, place a pot full of tap water on top of a steam radiator to add moisture to the air.

Before buying a humidifier, you need to know this.

When winter comes around, the lack of natural humidity causes the air to dry out. The lack of moisture in the air is evident in the form of static electricity, dry skin, more dust and an increase in illnesses.

If the lack of humidity in your house is making your skin, throat or nasal passages dry, it’ s time to look in to buying the best humidifier. But which type of humidifier is the best? We break it down below.

The Five Types of Humidifiers:

Ultrasonic Humidifiers:
They produce a warm or cool mist by using a metal diaphragm vibrating at high-frequency. The sound vibrations propel moisture into the air. The water molecules that are produced are extremely small, about one micron in diameter. The mist is almost immediately absorbed into the air. Because this type of humidifier does not use a fan, it is very quiet when operating. Ultrasonic humidifiers typically do not use a filter.

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Unlike the humidifiers that boil water, the water droplets that are produced by an ultrasonic humidifier contain any impurities that are in the water tank which include minerals contained in hard water. If you use tap water in an ultrasonic humidifier it will produce a white dust on which can settle on nearby objects and furniture. If you use distilled water white dust is not produced. If you choose to use tap water you can use  our FLTDC Humidifier Decalcification Filter to prevent white dust from being created.

Additionally if you tank is not clean, pathogens growing in the reservoir can be expelled into the air. Guardian Technologies Pureguardian™ Ultrasonic humidifiers utilize Silver Clean™ Technology to fight the growth of mold and mildew on the surface of the water tank.

Warm-Mist:

These humidifiers tend to be the least expensive. They work by boiling water which produces steam. The steam is then cooled slightly before being released in to the air. Warm-mist tabletop units are quieter than the evaporative type of humidifiers, but they are also more costly to operate.

Warm-mist humidifiers can also raise the air temperature in a room which is nice in the winter but not so wonderful if you live in a warm location. If you have small children, using a warm-mist humidifier is not recommended because the heated water can cause accidental scalding. They are also not recommended if anyone in your house suffers from asthma due to the warm mist causing irritation to the airways.

Vaporizer:
 
A vaporizer boils water which then releases steam and moisture into the air. A medicated inhalant can also be added to the vaporizer to help diminish coughing spells. Vaporizers tend to be healthier to use than cool mist humidifiers because the steam is less likely to deliver impurities or microorganisms from the water in the holding tank. Boiling water requires a lot more energy than other methods.
  Impeller:
 

 

Impeller types of humidifiers, also called cool mist humidifiers, use a spinning disk to deliver water into a diffuser which then breaks the water into droplets that float into the air. Along with the water, they can also send microorganisms and dissolved minerals into the air which can settle as white dust onto surrounding household items. To prevent this it’ s recommended to fill them with distilled water which adds substantially to the cost of operating the humidifier.

Evaporative:
Evaporative humidifiers operate by soaking water up into a wick and expelling the moisture out with a fan. Large console humidifier models all make up this type. Small evaporative humidifiers are inexpensive and their filters assist in keeping microorganisms and minerals in the water from being sent into the air. However, it’ s very important to clean them regularly and have their filters changed when recommended. The evaporative humidifier is the most common one on the market. They are also called cool mist or wick humidifiers.

Evaporative humidifiers have 3 basic parts, the wick, the water reservoir and the fan. The wick is a filter that soaks up water from the reservoir and gives it a larger surface area for it to evaporate from. The fan is next to the wick and blows air onto it to help with the water evaporation.

The water evaporates based on the relative humidity of the room. A room with low humidity will allow water to evaporate more quickly compared to a room which has high humidity. Therefore, this type of humidifier regulates itself. As the humidity of the room goes up, the water vapor goes down.

The wicks or filters become moldy if they are not dried out between reservoir fillings. They also can become filled with mineral deposits over time. The filters need regular rinsing or replacement. If this isn’ t done, air cannot pass through the wick and the humidifier stops humidifying the area. You’ ll know the humidifier is not operating properly by the water remaining at the same level in the tank.

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How to Use a Dehumidifier

Dehumidifiers are designed to regulate the amount of moisture that is in the air of a given space. Follow these steps to ensure you use a dehumidifier properly.

1.Select the correct capacity for your space.

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The efficiency of a dehumidifier is based on the space you have as well as how moist that space is. The capacity is listed in measurements of the number of pints the dehumidifier collects per 24-hour period. Conditions can range from moderately damp to extremely damp. Dehumidifiers can accommodate up to 44 pints (20.8197 liters) per 24 hours in a space as large as 2,500 square feet (232.257 square meters).

2.Find a safe and appropriate location for your dehumidifier.

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You can place the unit against a wall if your dehumidifier has a top-mounted air discharge. However, if this is not the case, you will need to keep the dehumidifier away from the walls and other obstructions to allow the air to circulate around the machine. It is also important to keep doors and windows closed while you are running the dehumidifier to help it run more efficiently. Keep. your dehumidifier away from sources of debris or other objects that can clog the machine.

3.Be aware of the temperature

The air temperature in the room where you are running your dehumidifier may increase as the moisture is removed. This is perfectly normal and should not pose any problems. The time for concern may be, though, if the area in which you run your unit is consistently below 65 degrees Fahrenheit (18.3 Celsius). Frost may begin to appear on the coils of the dehumidifier, which could cause the unit to work improperly. In these cases, you should purchase a dehumidifier that has an anti frost sensor or one that is created specifically for cool spaces.

4.Allow the humidifier to run through several cycles.

The first time you use your dehumidifier will be the most productive. You will be removing the majority of the excess water in the air over the first few hours, days or sometimes even weeks. After the first round, though, you will be simply maintaining an appropriate level of humidity rather than trying to bring it down drastically. You will be able to set the amount of humidity that you desire on your dehumidifier when you plug it in.

5.Maintain your dehumidifier.

You will need to empty you dehumidifier on a regular basis in order to keep it running properly and efficiently. How often you do this will depend on the size of your space and the amount of humidity you are dealing with. Some areas may require the bucket of water to be emptied once a day, while others may only need to be drained once per week. Keep an eye on your dehumidifier to determine what it will take to keep it running.

 

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Difference Between Aromatherapy Diffusers and Humidifier

There are many benefits to buying and using an aromatherapy diffuser for the home. The therapeutic benefits are numerous, aromatherapy can be used effectively to not only de-stress and refresh but depending on the particular blend of aromatic oils that you use there are many other effects in their uses.  Mood enhancement, better sleep patterns and stress reduction are some of the many reasons why people choose aromatherapy as an alternative therapy.

Many of the essential oils used in this type of therapy can help to relax both the body and the mind, oils such as lavender is said to not only help stress levels but aid sleep and reduce the pain caused by headaches.  Other oils such as ylang ylang and lemongrass can relax and calm the mind while others are known to help the respiratory system.

An aromatherapy diffuser is an ideal way to benefit from the therapeutic values these essential oils offer.

Types of Aromatherapy Diffusers

An aromatherapy diffuser can release the essential oils in a few different ways. Most use a small fan that draws the air through a pad that has been soaked with an essential oil blend, this allows the aroma from the oil blend to disperse into the room. Other types of diffusers use steam or heat to help circulate the fragrance oils throughout the area.

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High, Middle, Low model for mist to be adjust.

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With anion (negative ion) function, for you to create a fresh, comfortable space.

Colorful LED night light mode.

Three kinds of humidification mode and humanized design, to meet your different needs.

Independent control of humidification, anion and night light to meet your needs.

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Ultrasonic aromatherapy diffusers tend to be slightly larger than the infrared diffuser.  An ultrasonic diffuser can act as both a humidifier and diffuser helping to keep the humidity level of the room at a comfortable level that you are accustomed to no matter where you may be.  This type of diffuser uses sound waves to break the oils into tiny particles that float and disperse throughout the room.

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There are several other types of aromatherapy diffusers available such as candle diffusers which again use heat to disperse the oils but for home use, especially in a family home where there may be young children the ultrasonic or electric diffusers are a safer option.  Whichever diffuser you decide to buy for your home essential oils and your diffuser should be kept out of reach of young children and pets.

8 Easy Steps To Choosing A Humidifier

A humidifier is an appliance that helps to increase humidity in your home and make the air less dry. Dry air can cause several problems such as chapped skin, nose bleeds, skin allergies, ruined wood furniture, etc; all of which can effectively be taken care of by a humidifier. However, you cannot simply go out and buy the first one that you come across. There are several factors that need to be considered while choosing a humidifier. These are:

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1) Size of the unit: The size of the humidifier will be determined by the size of the area that you wish to humidify. If you want to add humidity to specific areas in your home, you should go in for portable humidifiers or room humidifiers.

2) Cool Mist v/s Warm Mist Humidifier: Before you settle on a specific humidifier, you need to choose between cool mist and warm mist humidifiers. As the names suggest, a cool mist humidifier adds humidity to your indoor air by spraying a cool mist. Such a unit is great for those who live in areas with a warm climate.

On the other hand, a warm mist humidifier is one which moistens air by spraying a warm mist. This type of humidifier is ideal if you live in cooler climes. People who live where it is naturally hot sure do not want to go in for a warm mist humidifier! Also, if you need a humidifier for a child’s room, a warm mist unit is better than a cool mist one.

3) Humidstat: A humidstat is a device that helps to control the humidity levels in your home. Keeping humidity at levels of 45%-50% is ideal as this helps to solve all problems created by dry air. If humidity increases to more than 50%, the air serves as a breeding ground for dust mites, mold spores etc as they get adequate moisture for survival. Hence it

becomes necessary to maintain relative humidity, which can easily be done with a humidstat. Thus, you should choose a humidifier with a built-in automatic humidstat so that you do not have to worry about over humidifying your home.

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4) Mineral Dust: With some humidifiers you will notice that after a few hours of keeping the unit running, you can see a thin white film of dust on your furniture etc. This is known as mineral dust and can have negative health effects. Thus, you should ensure that the humidifier that you choose does not disperse any kind of mineral dust.

5) Automatic Shut Down: Humidifiers that do not have an automatic shut down option can be a fire hazard if not shut down manually when the water runs out. If the motor is left running for any length of time, and if it burns down, you could have a serious problem on your hands. Thus, while choosing a humidifier, make sure that it has automatic shut off.

6) Cleaning and Maintenance: Some humidifiers need to be filled with water and rinsed out daily or every second day. Such frequent cleaning is quite a chore and may cause you great inconvenience. The filters of such humidifiers also need to be cleaned and changed regularly, thus adding to your cleaning efforts and maintenance costs. So, while picking out a humidifier, make sure that it is easy and convenient to clean (in keeping with your schedule) and that it does not have very high maintenance costs. Buying a humidifier with filters that never need to be changed may be the way to go for those who do not have too much spare time.

7) Level of Noise: Although all humidifiers are bound to make some noise, there are some units that can be extremely noisy. But noisy is a relative concept and differs from person to person. However, if you are very sensitive to noise and find that noisy appliances disturb you a great deal, then the sound level of your humidifier could be a concern for you.

Thus, you should check out how noisy a humidifier can get before you choose to buy it.

8) Cost: This again differs from person to person. Within your budget, you should try and look for a humidifier that has the maximum capacity and added features. But while considering cost, you not only have to account for the initial buying price of the humidifier, but also its operating and maintenance costs.

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Features:

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Usage: The cool mist air filter humidifier improves the atmosphere of any room you place it in. This electric aroma diffuser is very comfortable and can be considered as a mist humidifier.

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