Cool and Warm Humidifiers

Cool and Warm Humidifiers

The ongoing discussion about cool and warm humidifiers is important. Warm mist humidifiers produce cool moisture, providing comfort in typically warmer rooms. They generally have a fan that blows air over a wick that absorbs water from the reservoir. Wicks can promote mold growth and should be replaced at least once per season. Ultrasonic humidifiers use ultrasonic sound waves, while impeller humidifiers, which function through rapidly spinning disks, create cool mist.

When wanting to keep a clean home humidifiers are great for air quality. Unlike incense that can add smoke and acidic buildup.

Warm-mist humidifiers heat moisture before it is dispersed; they are useful in the rooms that tend to be cold. A heating element boils water, causing steam to rise. These are not the best  choice in households with small children, as they can cause burns.

Cleaning Humidifiers

Different ways to clean Cool and Warm Humidifiers.

Rinse the filter. Unplug the humidifier first, then remove the filter. Hold it under the faucet and rinse it with cold water to wash away any impurities. Set it on a clean towel to dry while you clean the remaining parts.

Wash the water tank. Remove the tank from the humidifier and pour out the old water. Fill the tank with 3 cups of vinegar, swish it around so that it covers the bottom and sides of the tank, and let it sit for at least 1 hour. The vinegar acts as a natural cleanser that loosens buildup from the bottom of the water tank. Rinse the tank thoroughly when you’re finished

Wipe down the frame. Use a sponge dampened with vinegar and water to wipe the remaining parts of the humidifier. This prevents dust and other debris from entering the water tank, and inhibits the growth of mold or bacteria.


This is a cool mist humidifer