Types Of Humidifiers

A humidifier helps to maintain the humidity level in indoor air. Almost every home in Rancho Cucamonga has a humidifier installed in it. A humidifier is a must in your home if your family members feel extreme irritation and itching due to dry skin. It also helps in the common cold and flu.

You can find the three types of humidifiers: evaporative humidifiers, ultrasonic humidifiers, and impeller humidifiers. Homeowners often feel confused about which one is the best for their homes. Here is a quick guide to these three types, or you can contact your HVAC company that provides heating services in Rancho Cucamonga for assistance:

  • Evaporative humidifier

An evaporative humidifier works with the help of an internal fan that pulls air into the humidifier, passes the pulled air through a saturated wick filter that makes it damp, and pushes it back into the room. Once the indoor air reaches the required humidity level, it stops working.

An evaporative humidifier is safe to use as it does not use heat. It is cheaper and discharges less white dust. However, you need to clean the wick filter for bacterial growth regularly. Use distilled water to reduce the building of minerals in the system.

  • Ultrasonic humidifier

An ultrasonic humidifier generates water droplets through the oscillation of a ceramic diaphragm or a piezoelectric transducer at an ultrasonic frequency. The water droplets escape into the indoor air when the speed increases.

The frequency does not create health issues for the family members. It is environmentally friendly as there is no need for a filter and is quieter. However, you can expect to see a higher discharge amount of white dust. Ensure to use demineralized water in an ultrasonic humidifier to minimize the white dust discharge.

  • Impeller humidifier

An impeller humidifier has a diffuser that flings water with the help of a rotating disc. The diffuser further breaks the big droplets into finer droplets that enter the indoor air in the form of mist.

An impeller humidifier is safe for homes and is cheaper. Unlike the other two, this type offers a variety of humidification ranges that the users can opt for. However, it is louder than the other two as the disc rotates loudly. In addition, you should use distilled water to keep the spreading of germs in control.

A/C & Heat Services will help you purchase the correct type of humidifier for your home for the best results and efficiency. You can contact us at (909) 566-4241 or email us at info@acandheatservices.com for all types of HVAC repair in Rancho Cucamonga.

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