Product FAQs

General Information

How does a cool mist humidifier work?

Untreated dry air enters the system around side and back of the humidifier. The dry air passes through the saturated wick filter. Moisture is added into the air while sediment, minerals and other impurities remain trapped in the filter. Clean invisible mist is the distributed throughout the room by a powerful quiet fan.

What is output?

The amount of moisture the humidifier puts into your air in a 24-hour period. The amount of output needed will increase based on the size of the room.

What is capacity?

Capacity is the amount of water a humidifier or vaporizer tank can hold.

What is the recommended humidity level?

A humidity level between 30 and 50% is recommended. A hygrometer is a measuring device that measures humidity. Hygrometers can be purchased on your local retailer.

How does a warm mist humidifier work?

Water flows from the into the water channel. The water channel automatically ensures the proper amount of water flows to the heating chamber. Water enters the heating chamber where the heating system warms the water. A warm mist rises from the humidifier outlet and is dispersed into the room.

What is the difference between a vaporizer and a warm mist humidifier?

Both warm mist humidifiers and vaporizers heat water to produce moisture. Vaporizers typically refer to the old “tub” style humidifier often found in drug stores. They are usually quite inexpensive and do not have any features such as a humidistat or removable tank. Warm mist humidifiers use more efficient technology to boil water and have more consumer friendly features.

How does an ultrasonic humidifier work?

A slow stream of water is released from the tank by a regulator valve. Then, the water then flows to the transducer, where the water is ultrasonically vibrated into soft, clean visible mist. A quiet fan propels the mist upward and into the air.

Should I choose a warm or cool mist humidifier?

Both types provide relief from dry indoor air and personal preference is really the deciding factor. Warm moisture humidifiers, however, allow for the addition of medication to ease congestion. Cool moisture humidifiers provide cool, refreshing moisture to stale indoor air.

Why is condensation building on the windows?

If condensation is building on the windows it means the humidifier is producing too much output for the space it is humidifying. If a humidistat is being used, then you can try lowering the humidistat setting. If not, you may need a lower output humidifier for the desired space.

Why use a humidifier?

Humidifiers provide relief from dry indoor air, which causes scratchy throats, dry skin, and bloody noses. Humidifiers also help prevent furniture from cracking and provide a healthy growing environment for plant life.