Cool Mist Humidifiers
For a comfortable and healthy home environment, the recommended indoor relative humidity levels falls between 30-50%. * Humidity levels above 50% may cause condensation to form on windows, walls and floors, and can trigger the growth of allergens such as bacteria, dust mites and mold. Learn how to regulate humidity levels in your home!
Summer is underway, and keeping your home cool and comfortable is a top priority. The air conditioner is likely being used quite a bit, which can be contributing to low humidity in the home. We know what you're thinking, “Summer days are SO hot and sticky already, why would I need even more humidity?”
Humidification is simply, the addition of water into air. Most people require a certain amount of ambient moisture in the air that is not too high and not too low in order to be comfortable. There are several reasons why you should use a humidifier, including the betterment of your health, help with skin and help with the upkeep of your homes wood – just to name a few!
There are a large selection of mist humidifiers available on the market and figuring out the differences between the types can be quite confusing. Mist humidifiers utilize primarily four different mechanisms for delivery of the water mist: wicking, steam, cool mist, and ultrasonic. For best use, mist humidifiers that produce obvious steam or mist should be placed on a high surface. This allows for an adequate distance to permit the steam or mist to become absorbed into the ambient air. Any cold surfaces will cause the steam or mist to condense quickly instead of being soaked up into the air.