How a Humidifier Mist Fountain Works

A humidifier mist is one of the increasingly familiar household appliances in the country today. As its name implies, it increases the humidity or the moisture in the air you breathe in. It is important in combating the dehydrating effects of the air-conditioning unit, although some humidifiers are attached to the central air-conditioning of households. The humidifier mist fountain however, differs from these bulky models as they provide humidity by providing a high velocity flow of mist through an opening in the apparatus. They are often used for people who believe in aromatherapy as the mist might contain volatile oils believed to relieve a specific affliction.

There are usually different models of humidifier mist fountains. Some can be portable room units while others can be integrated in the HVAC. No matter what model you buy, humidifiers create water vapor that provides sufficient air moisture. However, do consider models that have additional features. They should be able to monitor relative humidity in the surroundings. In addition, they should be easy to clean and maintain. Some high-end designs use ultraviolet light to remove microbes from the water in the reservoir. Next, you need a model that is quiet enough yet energy efficient. Finally, look for one that has safety features. You never know who's going to use the humidifier mist at all times.

You need to be familiar with how the humidifier mist fountain works to fully appreciate its benefits.

  1. There is usually a reservoir filled with water. The water here will provide the moisture needed to maintain the room's relative humidity. Before the humidifier is set on, the aromatherapists will put the scents in form of volatile liquids needed for a certain condition. The reservoir then dispenses the water into a basin.
  2. Depending of the model, there are 2 methods how humidity is produced
    • A rotating disk in the basin flings water at the comb-like diffuser. They usually revolve at high speeds to create more water droplets for the diffuser.
    • If ultrasonic, there is a metal diaphragm in place of a rotating disk that vibrates at ultrasonic frequency to create fine water droplets and negative ions
  3. The diffuser breaks the water into finer droplets. The smaller the droplets, the better the humidity it will provide. It also creates a cooling effect without the dryness.  
  4. A fan blows the fine droplets into a narrow opening. The narrow opening is necessary for the continuous delivery of mist.

Humidifier mist fountains are beneficial to health especially if the model you brought also creates negative ions. These negative ions create relief that can only be derived from large moving bodies of water like the ocean or massive waterfalls. Yet, like other household appliances, you need to clean them regularly, particularly the water in the reservoir and basin. They might get contaminated with bacteria and further pollute the air in your home, defeating their purpose. Remove the stagnant water if not in use.  Keep them in a secure place always.


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