who invented humidifier?
Humidifiers are one of the important inventions for people with respiratory problems. They help to reduce dryness in the air which is very helpful during cold winter months. The humidifier was invented by an engineer named Wissler, who had a doctorate degree in mechanical engineering from Cornell University. He noticed that his patients were having trouble breathing during the winter because there is less moisture in the air due to low humidity levels and he wanted to find a solution.
How can you tell if your home needs a humidifier?
Some symptoms of homes that need humidifiers include dry skin, itchy throat and nose, and static electricity shocks. The science behind humidifiers is related to how we lose water from our skin. The air we breathe evaporates water from our skin at a rate determined largely by the relative humidity, or moisture content of the air surrounding us.
If you live in a hot and humid climate like Florida (Months 70° F to 90°F), you will still experience symptoms such as dry skin if your home needs a humidifier because warm temperatures make it harder for your body to cool down due to perspiration evaporation limitations.
Common misconceptions about using a humidifier
there are some common misconceptions about using a humidifier among people. they are as below-
- Humidifiers can cause the growth of mold and bacteria in home.
- Humidifiers are not good for people with asthma or allergies.
- You can’t use a humidifier in the winter because it will make your home too cold.
- A humidifier is only necessary if you live in an area that experiences dry air all year long.
- Cleaning a humidifier means cleaning it on a daily basis and emptying out any water build up in order to prevent mold growth.
- Using a humidifier will help relieve congestion during the cold season.
- The higher the humidity, the better – more than 50% humidity is ideal.
- Humidifiers are expensive to run,you should just buy an air conditioner instead.
- You have to clean the humidifier every day or it will get moldy and gross.
- You need a big space to use a humidifier in your home.
- Humidifiers can’t be used in a nursery or bedroom.
- All humidifiers are created equal – they all do the same job and have the same benefits.
- humidifier is nothing but a noise producing mechine which creates disturbing sound.
Types of humidifiers – cool mist, warm mist, ultrasonic:
how Cool mist humidifier works?
A cool mist humidifier works by creating a “mist” or water droplets that are sprayed into the air. The moistened particles are easier to breathe in, reducing various respiratory discomfort associated with dry indoor environments. While covering up your nose and mouth will work similarly, the moisture improves the flow of mucus which aids in clearing nasal passages and can improve asthma symptoms. A cool mist humidifier reduces coughs associated with colds, flu, allergies because it increases elasticity in bronchial tubes
how warm mist humidifier works?
A warm mist humidifier increases the amount of moisture in a room using a heating element, fan, and water tank. Water from the tank is heated to create steam, which passes through or gathers on an evaporator before being released into the air. the warm air is circulated around your mouth and nose which has a positive effect on very dry skin cells, including lips.
It also lasts longer than the cool mist humidifier because it does not use filters that can clog or get dirty. Warm mist humidifiers are generally quieter, softer, and less startling in the middle of the night. Some models of warm mist humidifiers have membranes that filter potential contaminants.
how Ultrasonic humidifier works?
An ultrasonic humidifier is a device that uses a water tank to distribute water into steam with the help of an internal ultrasound generator. A high-frequency electronic circuit inside the humidifier vibrates a metal diaphragm at about 3.5 million times per second, converting electrical energy into mechanical energy and creating sound waves in the process. The vibrations break up the water molecules to create microscopic droplets of mist or steam circulating through the air, which is then combusted as you breathe it in.
It generates mist by basting water on to its internal heater using an ultrasonic transducer (disc). It works by combining warm and cold liquids with mixtures of special soap and other chemicals. The resultant chemical reaction causes the formation of hydrogen bubbles which turn into small droplets when they reach atmospheric pressure at their boiling point, releasing cleaner water vapor which come out as visible mist.