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Humidifiers

Oskar Big Humidifier

Greater comfort at home

The ideal humidity level in a room is generally between 40 and 60%. With modern sealed windows and doors and central heating, this can fall as low as 20 - 30%. More so during the winter months.

Dry air contributes to itchy, parched skin, sore throats, coughing and general respiratory problems. Dryness can also cause furniture to dry out and crack. A humidifier is ideal to add moisture to the air. It will sooth respiratory issues, reduce static and offer a healthier atmosphere for furniture and wood floors.

A warm mist humidifier also relieves symptoms of colds and respiratory problems such as croup in children.

For help choosing a humidifier read Humidifiers Explained below....


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Humidifiers Explained

Humidifiers come in a range of types and models with a variety of features. It is important to understand the purpose of each of these features to find the most suitable model for you.

Warm mist, cool mist, and evaporators

The humidifiers we stock are separated into three types, warm and cool mist and evaporators. 

How they work

Warm Mist (Vaporisers)
Our warm mist humidifier allows the proper amount of water to flow out of the tank and into the heating area where the Electronic Thermal Control heating element warms the water. Air is then drawn through the grill and mixed with the steam in the misting chamber. This warm mist is then dispersed out of the top of the humidifier into the room.

Cool Mist (Ultrasonic)
At The Healthy House® we only stock ultrasonic humidifiers in our cool mist range. These work by vibrating a transducer at an ultrasonic frequency, much like the element in a high-frequency speaker, to create water droplets. This is then sprayed out of the humidifier as a fine, light mist.

Evaporators
Absorbant cartridges sit in a well of water and air is drawn through those cartridges evaporating the water en route

Pros and Cons

 Warm Mist (Vaporiser)

Pros

  • Gentle heating process traps impurities, bacteria and minerals, releasing only clean water vapour into the air
  • Adds warmth to the room, perfect for the colder months
  • Filter free operation
  • Can be used to disperse medicinal drops or aromatherapy oil
  • Antimicrobial plastic coating inhibits the growth of odour-causing bacteria, mould and mildew

Cons

  • Contains a heating element so care should be taken to place the unit out of reach of curious toddlers and young children
  • Slower than a ultrasonic humidifier in generating a mist
  • Higher energy cost than an ultrasonic humidifier

Cool Mist (Ultrasonic)

Pros

  • Energy efficient
  • Low energy cost
  • Very quiet
  • Filter free operation
  • Has no heating element so considered safer for curious toddlers and young children
  • Antimicrobial plastic coating inhibits the growth of odour-causing bacteria, mould and mildew

Cons

  • Does not filter the water;  the purity of the mist is dependant on the purity of the water you put in the humidifier

 Evaporators

Pros

  • Very energy efficient
  • low/ easy maintenance
  • Can offer high output
  • Can be used to disperse medicinal drops or aromatherapy oil

Cons

  • Higher purchase price
  • Cartridges need replacing

Please check the specs tab carefully on your product to ensure your humidifier meets your requirements.

Read more about how to maintain your humidifier