How do humidifiers work? What are the types of humidifiers?
Vaporizer: Warm Mist humidifier. Typically low output units with very basic features.
Warm Mist Humidifier: A more "sophisticated" version of a vaporizer. A warm mist humidifier uses a different type of heating element than a vaporizer and typically has a removable tank. Some warm mist humidifiers are available with water purification filters that make the unit easier to clean.
Impeller: A cool mist humidifier that uses centrifugal force to create moisture. These are usually low output units with very basic features.
Evaporative Wick Humidifier: Cool mist humidifier that uses a wick filter to produce moisture.
Console humidifier: These are the same as evaporative wick humidifiers but are much larger in size.
Ultrasonic Humidifier: Frequently referred to as "visible mist" humidifiers, ultrasonics produce cool moisture by creating vibrations in the water that break the water into moist vapor.
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