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Purified Water vs Distilled Water for Humidifiers: What’s the Difference?

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Have you ever thought about optimizing your humidifier experience? Investing in a humidifier can make a world of difference to your home or commercial property; however, if this is something you decide to pursue, it’s not necessarily easy to know where to begin. Still, there are a few key things you should know before purchasing a humidifier, and one example is the type of water you use.


Ideally, you’ll want to use the purest water possible to help prevent mineral build-ups for your humidifier. However, this alone may not be the right option. Therefore, make sure you’ve considered the following points to help you choose the ideal type of water for your device’s needs.



What’s the Difference Between Purified and Distilled Water?


Before we can look at how distilled and purified water work in your humidifier, it’s vital that we define the two types of water.


First, let’s look at purified water. Purified water is a type of water that has been treated to remove many of the potential impurities that could make it less safe to consume. Crucially, it’s well worth keeping in mind here that purified water may still contain small levels of trace contamination, but it’s significantly safer than regular water.


While purified water is no doubt a popular option, there’s another type that takes things one step further still: distilled water. With distilled water, the water is boiled and then condensed in a process known as distillation (hence the name) to remove contaminants even more, giving the purest water possible.



Which is Better for My Humidifier?


At this point, we’ve defined purified and distilled water – but this still leaves a significant question unanswered: which is better for your humidifier? Generally speaking, the answer to this question is categorically distilled water.


Indeed, distilled water is free of all, or very nearly all, contaminants, depending on the accuracy of the distillation process. As a result, while it’s not necessarily suitable for drinking – as it lacks essential minerals – it is excellent for humidifiers as there’s nothing to contaminate either your home or the humidifier.


However, if price is a limiting factor, purified water can be a great alternative. Plus, it’s still a world better for your humidifier device’s health than regular tap water, making this highly important to remember as part of your choice. So, even if you can’t justify distilled water, make sure you opt for purified water to keep your humidifier in good condition.


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Final Thoughts


If you’ve been feeling a bit unsure about whether purified or distilled water is better for your humidifier, there are several key things you may want to keep In mind. Luckily, while both options can offer a great alternative to regular tap water, distilled is generally believed to be the “ideal” solution overall.


So, if this is something that’s been leaving you head-scratching, don’t compromise; if you want the best water for your humidifier, distilled is the choice to go for!


For further questions, please contact us at Jelly.Wang@smillon.com.


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