Sunbeam Humidifiers

When the air is dry inside your home, you may experience unpleasant symptoms that have an impact on how you feel. Many people use humidifiers as a means of bringing relief and better health to their skin, nasal passageways, and respiratory systems. Sunbeam offers several different models to meet the needs of many different people.

How does a humidifier work?

There are a few kinds of humidifiers, all of which work differently:

  • Cool mist humidifiers: These create a mist through a wicking and evaporative process. A wicking filter absorbs the liquid, a fan is blown through the wet, wicking filter, and the air absorbs the moisture through an evaporation process. For families with small children or pets, this feature is useful because it eliminates the presence of hot objects.
  • Steam humidifiers: These humidifiers vaporize air by boiling the water, which is then released as steam. The steam of a warm-mist humidifier kills most bacteria. They also make less noise than the fan of a cool-mist humidifier.
  • Ultrasonic humidifiers: These humidifiers work through a metal diaphragm that vibrates at ultrasonic speeds. This speed produces tiny droplets that pass into the air as a mist. This model emits less sound than the other types, because there is no fan or steam.
Can a Sunbeam humidify an entire house?

It depends on the model that you purchase. The tabletop version will humidify a small portion of a house or a single room, but there are also versions that can humidify an entire house through its duct work. The smaller versions tend to be portable, allowing you to take them with you as needed.

How do you know when a room is humid enough?

Apart from monitoring your personal experiences and preferences, a humidity monitor can help. Some humidifiers even come with built-in monitors. In general, the humidity of a house should be between 35% and 45%. This range is comfortable and is neither too moist nor too dry for humans and most home possessions, such as furniture and electrical equipment.

Do humidifiers have a filter?

Yes. humidifiers have a filter that will need to be replaced, on average, every one to three months. This is because as the air is filtered through, the filter collects dust and other allergens. In order to prevent the re-release of these particles, it is important to replace your filter. Frequent changes also improve the efficiency of the humidifier.

Can essential oils be added to a humidifier?

For most models, the only thing that should be added to the tank is water. Essential oils contain small amounts of alcohol, so, over time, these oils can wear away the plastic tank. There are, however, some models that contain a special chamber for aromatherapy oils.

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