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Ultrasonic Humidifiers VS. Evaporative Humidifiers

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Have you ever thought about investing in a top-quality humidifier? If so, it’s crucial to consider the different options available and how these might work for your needs. Fortunately, here at Smillon, we’re immensely proud to be one of the leading manufacturers of premium-quality, authentic humidifier devices for businesses looking to expand their product range and market to new customers. So, with this thought in mind, we’re looking today at some of the different types of humidifier devices and how each might work for your needs.

What are the Different Options for Humidifiers?

Before we look any further, one of the first things that we will need to consider is the different options available for humidifier devices. Indeed, there are two common types of humidifiers: ultrasonic humidifiers and evaporative humidifiers. However, it’s not always clear which of these is best suited to your or your customers’ needs.

Ultrasonic Humidifiers

Before going further, we should start by considering what an ultrasonic humidifier is. An ultrasonic humidifier uses high-frequency vibrations to produce an extra fine water mist that is expelled by the device, thereby helping to add moisture to the room. It’s the quieter of the two types of humidifiers since it does not require an active fan.

Overall, in many cases, ultrasonic humidifiers are often among the most highly-rated humidifier devices since they are typically high performing and incredibly effective. As such, if you need a humidifier device to cool your room, ultrasonic humidifiers could be ideal.

Ultrasonic Humidifier

Evaporative Humidifiers

Ultrasonic humidifiers are a relatively high-tech device, but in some cases, many homeowners won’t require this level of technology. With this thought in mind, the most basic way to humidify a room is to simply place a pot or jar of water in the room and allow the moisture to evaporate into the air over time. This simple process may be effective enough to help relieve dryness naturally.

An evaporative humidifier works on basically the same principle, but it uses a fan to speed up water evaporation and increase humidity in your room. The built-in fan draws in air from outside the device, which is blown across a moist wick filter at the bottom of the humidifier. As the water evaporates into vapor, it’s then expelled from the device as water mist or spray into the air, which helps increase humidity.

Steam Humidifier

What are the Differences Between Ultrasonic Humidifiers and Evaporative Humidifiers?

At this point, we’ve clarified some of the key things you need to know about ultrasonic and evaporative humidifiers – but what are their differences? Understanding the differences between these two devices is not always easy, which is why we’ve summarized a few key points you should know as follows.

Ultrasonic Humidifiers Tend to Be More Aesthetically Pleasing.

Generally speaking, when looking for a new humidifier, your customers will likely want a device that looks nice in their home. Unfortunately, some evaporative humidifiers can potentially be a little bulky in design because they need to accommodate fans and filters. By contrast, since no fans and filters are involved, many ultrasonic humidifiers appear smaller and are easy to incorporate with your room design. So, if you’re buying a new humidifier for aesthetic reasons, you might prefer an ultrasonic humidifier.

Ultrasonic Humidifiers Are Quieter than Evaporative Humidifiers

Another benefit of ultrasonic humidifiers is their lack of disruption. Typically, ultrasonic humidifiers use high-frequency sound waves. Since the human ear cannot detect such high frequencies, ultrasonic humidifiers are exceptionally quiet – in fact, they’re very nearly silent for us. Therefore, when looking for the best humidifier for your bedroom, choosing an ultrasonic model will help ensure your humidifier doesn’t interfere with your sleep. However, it’s important to consider that some pets may still be able to hear this sound frequency.

Contrastingly, all evaporative humidifiers make some degree of noise because they use a fan to help the water evaporate faster. By blowing the air across a wick, water is provided with more energy to evaporate, helping to humidify the space. However, this means that the fan is constantly running, which will be louder than an ultrasonic humidifier.

Ultrasonic Humidifiers Consume Very Little Electricity

A further benefit of ultrasonic humidifiers is that they don’t have major requirements for energy and power. By contrast, alternatives such as a steam humidifier have an electric heating device, which means that their standard power consumption is relatively large. In fact, there are plenty of products with a power consumption of about 300 W to 500 W, generating electricity bills that can reach ten times that of an evaporative or ultrasonic humidifier!

Ultrasonic Humidifiers May Disperse Minerals and Other Contaminants into the Air

Did you know that ultrasonic humidifiers have no filters? This can be both a good and bad feature, since it does mean that they may be able to disperse minerals and/or essential oils into the air. However, there’s also a drawback, since they’ll simultaneously release less-safe minerals and contaminants found in your water supply.

Minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and potassium are commonly found in tap water, and these are released as grey or white dust that may settle on the floor or furniture of the space. As such, if you choose an ultrasonic humidifier, you must always follow professional guidance. Indeed, the EPA recommends filling an ultrasonic humidifier’s tank with distilled water. Distilled water still contains some minerals but in much lower concentrations than tap water. Using distilled water also reduces the amount of gray or white dust your humidifier releases, which further cutting back on mineral deposits and limescale inside the humidifier.

Evaporative Humidifiers Require Filter Maintenance.

Evaporative humidifiers are excellent for controlling contaminants in the air since their filters reduce the amount of mineral dust released. However, the presence of the filter also means that you must monitor and replace the filter regularly. (Generally speaking, most manufacturers recommend using a new filter every 1 to 3 months.) By contrast, ultrasonic humidifiers do not require wick or filter replacements, making them usually lower maintenance.

Professional Humidifier Manufacturer

If you think that a humidifier might be right for you, why not reach out to our team? Smillon is a customer-oriented organization focused on the comfort and health of people’s lives. We provide OEM/ODM services at an affordable price. Our team is always happy to provide you with advice and solutions, so please don’t hesitate to contact us today at Jelly.Wang@smillon.com to get started.

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