Humidity is the amount of moisture in the atmosphere. It is an important factor while determining the quality of air. High as well as low humidity levels have adverse effect on the health of an individual. Low humidity level is when the air is very dry. Dry air can cause many problems, which may range from common cold and cough to serious respiratory problems such as sinus and asthma. A humidifier is the solution to this problem of a low humidity level. A humidifier is a simple appliance which disperses water in the environment using various techniques to increase the humidity levels. There are various types of humidifiers available such as the evaporative humidifiers, cool mist humidifier, warm mist humidifier and ultrasonic humidifier. However, one of the most basic classifications of humidifier is the filtered humidifier and the filterless humidifier.
These type of humidifiers are becoming popular by day as people find it convenient not having to change the filters every now and then. Filterless humidifiers have a grid which serves the same purpose as the filter, but it does not need replacing and is much easier to clean than the filters of the humidifiers. The filterless humidifiers are a bit more costly but the increased cost is compensated in the long run.
These humidifiers are the choicefor you if you are a bit of a lazy person who does not want to change the filters every now and then. The main purpose of the filter in the filtered type humidifiers is to clean the air by trapping the sediments and the dirt particles, and hence, the filtered humidifiers require cleaning at regular intervals which is quite a task for some people having shortage of time to do such chores. If the filters are not changed and the humidifier is still being used it can potentially pose risk to your health. It is not at all advisable to use unclean filters. While cleaning the filter and reusing it is the practice, the experts’ advice to use new filters altogether so that there is not even a single trace of a dirt particle in the air.
Filterless humidifiers are as effective as any filtered humidifier since these humidifiers use a grid which is used to clean the air. The main working principle behind the working of grid in these appliances is to use electrostatic charge to stop the dust particles. The grid is electrostatically charged opposite to the dust particles. The grid in these devices attracts oppositely charged dirt particles just like a magnet attracts metallic objects. The grid in the filterless humidifier can be simply cleaned by wiping it with a clean piece of cloth. The grid can be put back into the humidifier as soon as it is dry and can be used at once.
This type certainly have an advantage when it comes to the noise levels of the appliance. They are on the quieter side which is an advantage for people who like it quiet. Filterless humidifiers may cost more at the beginning but the reduced maintenance cost along with zero operational costs make it cheaper in the long run. They come with various settings that can be adjusted according to the users’ needs of humidity levels.
These humidifiers use the latest technology and are as safe as filtered humidifier. The various settings allow the user to adjust the humidity levels according to one’s needs.