The most important part of a humidifier is the humidifier filter. The problem is that the filter gets clogged and needs replacement which costs money and time. A filterless humidifier solves this problem and offers the convenience of never having the need to replace a filter.
Filterless Humidifier For Large Rooms
In a typical humidifier filter, particles in the air and pollutants are trapped when passing through a filter or wick soaked in water. The air carries the moisture from the wet filters and evaporates as it leaves the humidifier unit. The most common designs use this sort of evaporating humidifier filter.
In a filterless humidifier the particles are charged with electrostatic energy and passed along a grid of that carries an opposite charge. This attracts the now charged particles to stick to the grid releasing a clean breeze of air.
To clean the grid is simple and the only effort required is to pull out the grid and wipe it clean with a cloth. A filter-free humidifier saves the owner from spending money on new replacement filters.
Despite the convenience and economic benefits of having a humidifier with no filter, there are some possible health concerns resulting from changing the electric composition in the air. While the precise effects are uncertain, the known threat is in high concentration of the air. This risk can be minimized by using a unit that is designed for the size of the room where it is to be utilized. The exact room dimensions will be specified on the box and in the owner’s manual. Also, look for a unit that comes with adjustable settings to ensure the room is not over humidified.
A humidifier is used to improve the air quality and combat problems that arise from extremely dry conditions. Health problems such as irritation, itchy skin, respiratory problems and nosebleeds can be caused by dry air which is mitigated by a humidifier. The recommended setting is between 30 to 50% humidity which is why having a setting feature on the unit is important.
A filterless humidifier usually runs very quiet and makes it a good candidate for night use. The elimination of the need for consumables like the filter saves in the long run but expect to pay a little more initially since the unit will cost more than a comparable traditional humidifier. The savings from not needing a filter will pay itself off in a year or two.