If high humidity results in health hazards, so does low humidity. Similar to dehumidifiers being used to decrease humidity, Air Humidifiers are used to increase humidity. Humidity can be low in deserts, or places with high temperature. There are different types of air humidifiers to be used in the room, the entire home, offices, medical ventilators, factories and so on.
Why humidifier is required?
For a human living environment, ideal humidity should be above 45%. In winter season, humidity will be low. Also if you are using a Heater in winter, humidity will be low. In winter, the outside air is cooler than the inside. Hence, humidity tends to be lower inside the rooms.
This can cause cracked mucous membranes in nose and throat. This results into throat infection, respiratory problems, skin rashes, etc. In order to avoid such cases, you have to use an air humidifier.
Also, dry atmosphere causes damage to artefacts & frames of musical instruments. They develop cracks due to dry conditions. Another issue of low humidity is that static electricity which can even increase risk of fire. If static electricity is built up, a small friction can generate a spark. In order to reduce this risk, humidity has to be increased.
Applications of air humidifiers
Typically humidifiers are used to increase the humidity level in the following conditions
- Cold storage used to store almond, nuts, etc.
- Cold rooms used for storage of fruits. Various fruits need to be stored at specific temperature & humidity levels.
- Storage of tobacco. Tobacco has to be stored at high humidity levels.
- Home and offices in countries with dry climatic conditions.
- Storage of Potatoes, apples, mushroom etc.
- To increase humidity in health centres and Yoga centres.
- Storage of dates, fried chips etc.
- Storage of explosive material.
Where are humidifiers used?
Air Humidifiers can a serve great many purposes. Industrial models are installed in factories, warehouses and other large spaces. For human beings the ideal level of humidity is between 45 to 65% RH. If the level is lower than 45%, it will be very uncomfortable.
Other than industrial models, there are portable humidifiers for focused spaces. These include particular room in a house or office, furnace or whole-house humidifiers. These can also be connected to the HVAC system to humidify the entire house.
Types of humidifiers
Based on the type of operation, different types of humidifiers are available as below:
- Portable evaporative air humidifier where humidification is done with some wicks, a reservoir full of water and a fan.
- Vaporizers, cool mist humidifiers where a rotating disc is used to break water into fine droplets and release in air.
- Ultrasonic humidifiers are small models for household applications.
- Steam humidifiers generate high humidity by producing steam. These are mainly for industrial applications.
Maintaining a definite level of humidity is very important for the well-being of human being and enhanced lifespan of equipment. This is why a humidifier is a compulsory machine in offices of dry and hot regions.
Some of the added advantages of humidification are relief from sinusitis, quick healing, no snoring, no bleeding from nose, and glowing skin. So, before dry air in your home or office takes a toll on you, your family members’ or employees’ health, get one right away.
Air humidifier model B250
This model is for home and small offices and works on principle of evaporation. Evaporation of water increases humidity. There is a small water container in the machine. There is a fan, which evaporates water into moisture. This moisture spreads in the room to increase humidity.
Major features of this air humidifier are explained below.
- Maximum air flow rate is 500 m³ per hour.
- Electrical Input voltage 230 Volt AC, 50 Hz.
- Power consumption is 0.050 kW.
- It has a evaporation capacity of 28.8 liters per hour at at 23 °C & 45 % RH.
- The machine is suitable for a room size of 450 m³.