What is an Evaporative Humidifier?
The simplest way to humidify a room is to set out a jar of water and let the moisture naturally evaporate to relieve dryness. This, of course, would require a very large amount of water to make a difference, not to mention a lot of time, as well. Evaporative humidifiers speed up this process by using a fan that blows air through a moist wick filter. As the water evaporates, it’s pushed out of the humidifier as water vapor.
What is an Ultrasonic Humidifier?
Ultrasonic humidifiers are another common type of humidifier. They use two small ceramic plates that vibrate at a high frequency. These vibrations produce extra-fine mist that spreads into the air where it evaporates, producing humidity throughout the room.
Now that you understand how these humidifiers work, you might be wondering how they can help turn your home into a happier, healthier place. Let’s look at some of the benefits of both types of humidifier.
Benefits of an Evaporative Humidifier
Evaporative humidifiers have significant benefits over ultrasonic humidifiers. Since evaporative humidifiers use wick filters, they don't require distilled water and can be filled straight from the tap. This is not only convenient, but also cost-effective as it helps you save money on bottled water. Our upcoming evaporative humidifier also features Dry Mode, which uses alternating fan speeds to dry its elevated wick filters in order to extend the filter life.
Benefits of an Ultrasonic Humidifier
One of the many benefits of an ultrasonic humidifier is that they’re quiet. As we mentioned earlier, these humidifiers use two vibrating plates. These vibrations happen at such a high frequency that they’re above the range of human hearing, providing you with quiet humidity. Also, these humidifiers can help you save money in the long run because they don’t use any filters that will eventually need replacing.
No matter what type of humidifier you choose, you can enjoy happy, helpful humidification in your home with a Levoit humidifier.
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