Warm Mist vs. Cool Mist Humidifier
AllergyBeGone carries a full line of humidifiers, including cool mist and warm mist versions. If you're unsure about which type of humidifier is right for you, please refer to the cool mist vs warm mist humidifier guide below for more information to steer your selection
Cool Mist Humidifiers
Cool mist humidifiers trap airborne allergens and emit a cool invisible mist. This range of humidifiers includes evaporative, impeller and ultrasonic, all of which are available from AllergyBeGone.
Cool mist is easier to breathe and is more effective in large spaces. These units are also easy to clean. However, they can also be somewhat noisy and the wicks in evaporative humidifiers are prone to developing mold. Algae can also grow in the tank if the water isn't cleaned out regularly.
Warm Mist Humidifiers
These humidifiers include steam humidifiers and vaporizers. They emit a warm, soothing mist.
Warm mist humidifiers are perfect for treating cold and flu symptoms in part because many include medicine cups to dispense inhalants. These units are typically quiet and are generally cleaner than their cool mist counterparts.
However, these units require frequent cleaning and provide coverage to a much smaller area. Hot steam is also dangerous, so you must be wary around children.
Much of the choice between cool mist and warm mist humidifiers comes down to personal preference and location. Before buying, think about what type of climate you live in, where your home is situated, how air circulates in your home, and what kind of personal environment you wish to create for yourself. Some allergists and other doctors might also prescribe a certain type of humidifier for allergies, asthma, or sinus problems.