Humidifier- Types, Applications, Drawbacks, Handling and Price

A humidifier is a type of device that provides humidity to the atmosphere. At times of pollution, the air can lack water vapor. This makes the air dry. Dry air can cause various kinds of problems to a person.  So, a humidifier can be very helpful in the treatment of the patient. Humidifiers are available in various sizes, colors, and types. Most of them are portable. People use them in their houses, offices, vehicles, etc for decorative purposes, humidification, etc.

They have also got few side effects. Here we will talk about the types of humidifiers available in the Nepalese market, their uses, drawbacks, price range, and the contact detail (for you to purchase).

What types of humidifiers best?

The major types of humidifiers present in the market are as follows.

  • Evaporative Humidifier

The evaporative humidifier makes the use of a fan which accelerates the rate of vaporization.

It uses the flow of current through the water. This causes the heating of the water causing the formation of vapor. However, this method is quite risky, and need to be extra careful while handling it.

  • Impeller Humidifier

It consists of a rotating disc. The rotation of the disc will cause the formation of the mist.

  • Ultrasonic Humidifier

Unlike the steamer, the ultrasonic wave is passed through the water. This leads to the vibration of the water causing the formation of vapor.

What are humidifiers good for?

Humidifiers are good for maintaining the humidity of the environment.

In the hot season, the atmosphere will have higher humidity. But, during the winter season, the humidity of the environment decreases. Dry air can affect the health of a person. Similarly, the dryness can cause shrinkage of the wood products, loose joints, cracking, of pieces, etc.

The technology of humidification is also available in the oxygen delivery devices such as oxygen cylinders, oxygen concentrators, etc. They make use of the burst of air inside the water. Thus the water rises up from the container (humidifier bottle) and goes to the patient during oxygen delivery.

The relative humidity of the home should be from 30% to 50%. So by maintaining the required humidity, a person can achieve multiple advantages. We will discuss some more benefits in the next topics.

When should you use a humidifier?

As stated before, dry air can cause severe problems in the human body.

Some of them are as follows.

  • Dehydration
  • Dry Skin, Nose, and Throat
  • Headache
  • Cracked Lips
  • Bloody Nose
  • Dry Cough, etc.

So, humidifiers are useful to get rid of the following problem. It is useful for skin care.

These problems can also appear due to infections such as flu, and cold. In such cases, a normal mist of water droplets will not be sufficient enough to treat the patient. Nevertheless,  it will still be useful to some extent.

Remember that a humidifier is useful for a home remedy. It may not be reliable for medical treatments. Hence, in case you face any respiratory problems you are suggested to visit the doctor.

Humidity and temperature are directly related to each other. So, during the winter season, by increasing the level of humidity of the room, you can increase the room temperature.

The humidity may also reduce due to air pollution. So, for reducing pollution, smells, etc, the humidifier can be used. Some other types of humidifiers are available in different colors. Thus, they may also be used for decorative purposes.

Is it good to sleep with a humidifier?

As long as you maintain the humidity level and clean the machine periodically, it is not bad to sleep with a humidifier.

As stated before, the level of relative humidity of the room should lie between 30% – 50%. A higher level of humidity can cause the condensation of the water to drop onto the walls of the room. This allows for the growth and development of the molds in the house. Similarly, if the humidifier is not cleaned properly, bacterial growth can occur. Thus, using the contaminated device can be the source of infection in the user.

If people have asthma or if they are allergic to dust and molds, the humidifier may not be a better choice.

If the humidifier is a steamer, then you need to take extra care. It is not designed to operate for a longer period of time. The hot steam can cause internal damage if used continuously for a long period of time.

Handling of the humidifiers

There are few things that you need to take care of while using the humidifiers.

  • Use distilled water for the purpose of humidification (except for steamer). Do not use tap water or hard water. Else the process of calcification will occur and deteriorate the machine.
  • Do not over or underfill the container with water.
  • Once you have used the humidifier, clean it properly. You can use Collins or detergent water to get rid of the possible molds and other micro-organisms.
  • In the case of the steamer, make sure that you do not spoil the hot water. Else, you may face a severe burn.

Humidifier price Nepal

The price of a humidifier can depend upon the following factors.

  • Brand
  • Size
  • Features
  • Quality

So in the case of Nepal, the cooling mist type of humidifier will cost you about Rs 1000 to Rs 2500. The cost can be even higher than this if you purchase the product online. You can contact the given number (01-4428378) or click the link, to contact the supplier for this product.



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