If you don’t have a clue about what a humidifier is, then let’s start from the basics. A humidifier regulates the humidity level in the air by releasing a certain amount of water vapor. Humidifiers can be divided into two main types: Cool Mist humidifiers and Warm Mist humidifiers. The first ones are recommended to be used in the dry season, as the room temperature is lowered by the release of a cool mist.
Humidifiers put moisture in the air and help prevent dry skin and other problems that are caused when the air in your home lacks enough moisture to make your home comfortable. A home humidifier can help increase moisture in your home and make your life more comfortable. However, with so many different styles and sizes of portable humidifiers, how do you go about finding the best room humidifier? Below are a few questions you should consider;
1. Is it Cool or Warm Mist?
One of the things you need to decide is if you want your home humidifier to have warm or cool mist. A cool mist humidifier works well in warm temperatures as it not only adds moisture to the air but, also makes the room the humidifier is in more comfortable. Warm mist humidifiers on the other hand work well in cool climates and can add additional comfort to a room by helping to provide a little additional warmth to the room as well as adding the additional moisture you need.
2. How big is it?
Once you decide if you prefer cool or warm mist the next thing you are going to need to decide is the size of portable humidifier you will need. Home humidifiers come in various sizes and the size you want is going to be based on the size of room that you will be using your humidifier in. 2.5 gallon portable humidifiers are good for rooms up to 125 feet square while 3 to 4 gallon humidifiers are best suited to rooms between 125 and 400 feet square. If you need a home humidifier for any larger area than 400 feet then you may want to look at a built in duct humidifier rather than one of the portable humidifiers.
3. How Safe Is It?
Another consideration, when looking for the best room humidifier, is safety. There are some portable machines that are designed to automatically shut off when all the water is gone which prevents the humidifier from overheating which could result in some safety hazards.
4. How Much Does It Cost?
Price is also going to be a consideration when searching for the best room humidifiers. While there are plenty of inexpensive humidifiers on the market you want to make sure that you budget enough money that the one you purchase is going to last you for more than just a few weeks or months. A good quality humidifier may cost a little more but, will be worth it in the long run if you don’t have to replace it over and over again.
Keep in mind when choosing among the different home humidifiers on the market today that most portable humidifiers are reasonably priced and can be moved from room to room as they are needed. They can also be packed up and moved to a new location should you change houses thus saving you money since you won’t have to invest in a new one.
Take the time to look at all the different styles that are available in the size you need for the price you can afford. By doing that you are sure to find the best room humidifier that meets the needs of your home and of your family