Honeywell Hot Mist Humidifier - £32.99 @ Argos Diffuser oil compatible
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Honeywell Hot Mist Humidifier - £32.99 @ Argos Diffuser oil compatible

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Found 22nd JanEdited by:"sukhrajchhokar"
Looking for a decent hot mist humidifier as after a year in my new place have realised I have suffered alot of throat & chest problems due to the dry air.

Might be useful for someone else.
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Good deal op
Is their any benefits with this over the usual popular humidifiers that vibrate air to mist?
Surely a dry atmosphere is more beneficial to throat and chest conditions than a damp one.
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col111 h, 8 m ago

Is their any benefits with this over the usual popular humidifiers that …Is their any benefits with this over the usual popular humidifiers that vibrate air to mist?



Types of HumidifiersHumidifiers are broken down into two categories: Warm Mist and Cool Mist.

While both warm and cool moisture humidifiers are designed to purify air and increase humidity levels, they operate very differently.

You should be able to decide which humidifier is fit for you by applying your list of factors. Let's take a look at some of the advantages and disadvantages of warm mist and cool mist humidifiers.

Warm mistWarm mist humidifiers are designed to create a warm moisture from heated water.

Because this type of humidifier functions with warm water instead of cold, it can fight off any bacteria or mold that may start to grow or develop in parts of the humidifier.

  • This is one of the reasons why the warm mist humidifier is considered one of the healthiest humidifiers on the market.
  • Warm mist humidifiers can collect any minerals that are leftover from the heated water.
  • Warm humidifiers can also operate without having to replace the filters.
  • Common types of warm mist humidifiers are steam humidifiers and vaporizers.
  • Vaporizers can tend to be healthy because they can produce steam with less minerals than other humidifiers. This type of humidifier is perfect to use during the winter.
Cool mistCool mist humidifiers are structured to disperse a cool spray/mist into the air.

This mist is usually released at room temperature and can increase the humidity level in your home.

  • There are two types of cool mist humidifiers: Evaporative and Ultrasonic. Both humidifiers produce the same results but work very differently than the other.
  • For example an evaporative humidifier increases humidity with its fan and wick filter. The water that sits in its reservoir (bowl-like container) flows to the wick filter, which is then blown by the fan and transforms into a cool mist.
  • On the other hand an ultrasonic humidifier uses vibrated technology to break down water into small droplets which then formulates into cool mist particles.
  • The ultrasonic humidifier is a lot quieter than an evaporative humidifier.
  • Minerals that are collected and released in ultrasonic humidifiers can turn into "white dust", which can ultimately float onto your furniture.
  • White dust is not a hazard to your health and can be prevented by using distilled water.
  • Ultrasonic humidifiers are also available with warm mist features.
  • Cool mist humidifiers are the perfect option for humidifying large areas in your home or building.
Cool mist humidifiers are the perfect option for humidifying large areas in your home or building.

Pros and cons of eachCool Mist HumidifierPros:

  • Cool mist humidifiers do not require as much electricity as warm mist humidifiers
  • Ok to use in homes with children, not as hazardous as warm mist humidifiers.
  • Cool mist humidifiers tend to be less expensive than warm mist humidifiers because they do not require any heating elements.
  • Can be purchased in portable sizes
Cons:

  • While cool mist humidifiers are more subject to growing mold and bacteria, both can develop fungi and should be cleaned regularly.
  • When using cool mist humidifiers that require a fan such as evaporative humidifiers, you have to replace its filter regularly.
  • Both warm and cool mist humidifiers require frequent cleaning maintenance.
Warm Mist HumidifierPros:

  • This type of humidifier is typically quieter than cool mist humidifiers because it doesn't come built with a fan.
  • Can slightly warm up a room if it is cold.
  • Can be purchased in portable sizes
Cons:

  • Warm mist humidifiers tend to use more electricity because of its heat.
  • Not recommended for use in homes with children. This is mainly because the water in the humidifier can get to a boiling hot temperature and could be a serious hazard for children.
  • Both warm and cool mist humidifiers require frequent cleaning maintenance.
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CR7JES22nd Jan

Surely a dry atmosphere is more beneficial to throat and chest conditions …Surely a dry atmosphere is more beneficial to throat and chest conditions than a damp one.



I dont see the logic
Original Poster
Quick review as I picked mine up. I have had issues with waking up with dry throat and eyes for a while now. Bought this yesterday. Filled with water and kept on while sleeping. Easy to use and comes pre built. You do have a noise which is like a kettle that's just starting to get water hot but not more.. It is very sturdy but due to hot steam output would not trust a child or pet to be around it. It's not the best looking design and that comes from the Mrs.. She said it looks like a huge jug..
sukhrajchhokar22nd Jan

Types of HumidifiersHumidifiers are broken down into two categories: Warm …Types of HumidifiersHumidifiers are broken down into two categories: Warm Mist and Cool Mist.While both warm and cool moisture humidifiers are designed to purify air and increase humidity levels, they operate very differently.You should be able to decide which humidifier is fit for you by applying your list of factors. Let's take a look at some of the advantages and disadvantages of warm mist and cool mist humidifiers.Warm mistWarm mist humidifiers are designed to create a warm moisture from heated water.Because this type of humidifier functions with warm water instead of cold, it can fight off any bacteria or mold that may start to grow or develop in parts of the humidifier.This is one of the reasons why the warm mist humidifier is considered one of the healthiest humidifiers on the market.Warm mist humidifiers can collect any minerals that are leftover from the heated water.Warm humidifiers can also operate without having to replace the filters.Common types of warm mist humidifiers are steam humidifiers and vaporizers.Vaporizers can tend to be healthy because they can produce steam with less minerals than other humidifiers. This type of humidifier is perfect to use during the winter.Cool mistCool mist humidifiers are structured to disperse a cool spray/mist into the air.This mist is usually released at room temperature and can increase the humidity level in your home.There are two types of cool mist humidifiers: Evaporative and Ultrasonic. Both humidifiers produce the same results but work very differently than the other.For example an evaporative humidifier increases humidity with its fan and wick filter. The water that sits in its reservoir (bowl-like container) flows to the wick filter, which is then blown by the fan and transforms into a cool mist.On the other hand an ultrasonic humidifier uses vibrated technology to break down water into small droplets which then formulates into cool mist particles.The ultrasonic humidifier is a lot quieter than an evaporative humidifier.Minerals that are collected and released in ultrasonic humidifiers can turn into "white dust", which can ultimately float onto your furniture.White dust is not a hazard to your health and can be prevented by using distilled water.Ultrasonic humidifiers are also available with warm mist features.Cool mist humidifiers are the perfect option for humidifying large areas in your home or building.Cool mist humidifiers are the perfect option for humidifying large areas in your home or building.Pros and cons of eachCool Mist HumidifierPros:Cool mist humidifiers do not require as much electricity as warm mist humidifiersOk to use in homes with children, not as hazardous as warm mist humidifiers.Cool mist humidifiers tend to be less expensive than warm mist humidifiers because they do not require any heating elements.Can be purchased in portable sizesCons:While cool mist humidifiers are more subject to growing mold and bacteria, both can develop fungi and should be cleaned regularly.When using cool mist humidifiers that require a fan such as evaporative humidifiers, you have to replace its filter regularly.Both warm and cool mist humidifiers require frequent cleaning maintenance.Warm Mist HumidifierPros:This type of humidifier is typically quieter than cool mist humidifiers because it doesn't come built with a fan.Can slightly warm up a room if it is cold.Can be purchased in portable sizesCons:Warm mist humidifiers tend to use more electricity because of its heat.Not recommended for use in homes with children. This is mainly because the water in the humidifier can get to a boiling hot temperature and could be a serious hazard for children.Both warm and cool mist humidifiers require frequent cleaning maintenance.


Wow! Thanks
sukhrajchhokar22nd Jan

I dont see the logic


I think this is based on the common understanding that warm humid conditions are ideal for bacteria and virus’ to multiply in. Reading around this I found that whilst this is true, apparently drier conditions are more suited for the transfer of the flu. So a more humid environment is actually better for you. Interesting stuff. The real reason germs spread

Sadly I can’t find it on the Argos website any longer and the link doesn’t work.
Edited by: "573310" 12th Feb
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