Humidifier, alternative room conditioner for you!

April 18, 2017
First published on:April 18, 2016
by HitBerry

What happens when you have to work in the hot climate? Or rather what are the consequences if you do not have enough humidity inside your room? Of course, you will suffer, or maybe worse. Well no more, with the invention of Humidifier, you can increase moisture in your house, flat or even building.

The humidifier is built focusing the low humidity problems. Humidity may be low in hot climate or regions, or even in the place where central heating system are plugged in. The low humidity causes health problems like skin hydration, problems in the respiratory system and distress. Not just the personal problems, but also your furniture, wooden crafts catch effects.

The humidifier is one device that is used to increase the moisture in a room. The small humidifier is helpful for a single room only whereas to install in the entire building, the big humidifiers are connected to the HVAC system. We often can find the use of humidifiers in hospitals, where it is used for comforting patients. The uses of large humidifiers are in commercial buildings, banks, institutions and residential buildings.

Humidifier, alternative to room conditioner

Humidifier Types

Humidifiers should be chosen according to users, budget, and preference.

Natural Humidifiers

Natural Humidifiers are home-made humidifiers that cost you no more than few bucks to assemble. The tank or basin or bowl (stainless steel) along with towel is used to build the humidifier. When the towel is sunk in the bowl, it spreads through a towel and evaporates faster. Then, the air around becomes moist.


The vaporizer, commonly known as steam humidifier is similar to the water heater. It boils water, which releases steam as vapor and increases humidity. Like in vapor therapy, you can add some inhalant to reduce coughs or nose problem.

But, there also exists some risks. The system is not so energy efficient and often the system melts down.

Evaporative Humidifiers

This type is most popularly used humidifiers. Also known as cool moisture, it consists of a fan, wick, and a container.

The wick absorbs water from the container with a wide area to evaporate. The fan then provides aid to evaporation process. The fan allows air to pass within the container that fastens the evaporation of water.

Impeller Humidifiers

Unlike evaporative humidifiers, this device uses a disc that rotates to sling water to the diffuser. When water passes through the diffuser, water breaks to droplets trifling enough to float in the air.

Impeller Humidifiers must be kept to the room with the silencer as it is raucous than other types of devices.

Ultrasonic Humidifiers

This type of humidifiers uses ironstone disc that vibrates at an ultrasonic frequency. This helps in creating droplets of water that exits the system in the form of fog. Most of this type of humidifiers has a fan that forces these droplets out of the device.

How to use humidifier

Requirements for Humidifiers to Work

  • Pure Water [Mineral Water or Distilled Water]
  • Electricity [AC]

How to use Humidifier?

Beforehand, you should know how to set up the humidifier.

1.    Select the appropriate humidifier device.

2.    Read User Manual as the working process of most of the devices is different.

3.    Amass the device if the device is delivered in parts.

For using humidifier,

1.    Clean your device [water container] before using.

2.    Add water in the container. You can choose the type of water, either pure water, tap water or distilled water. The most recommended type is distilled because it helps to remove the problem of germs to spread.

3.    Keep in mind about the position. Your device must be in a height; in plain surface and at least of 30 centimeters away from the wall.

4.    Plug in the device and if additional settings are available, adjust according to your preferences.

5.    Humidifiers get dirty fast. So, make sure to clean it up regularly.

Possible Risks of Humidifiers

•    Allergies and Skin Rashes are common problems.

•    Too much moisture could reduce the concentration of walls.

•    Bacteria and germs might grow if the humidifiers are not cleaned routinely.

•    Placing the humidifiers to children’s place is unsafe.

Read More