Reasons to Use Filtered Water in Humidifier
Humidifier dispenses vapour directly into the air, to increase the room moisture. Humidifiers are generally used to lessen and relieve irritating conditions like dry skin, lips, nose and throat. They also add moisture to the dry air, minimize static electricity and peeling wallpaper during the winter. Here are some benefits of using filtered water in humidifier:
Humidifier Keeps Minerals and Chemicals out of the Air
If your house tap water has a high mineral content, the minerals will evaporate along with the water mist. Water from the well may even have the added risk of radon, a naturally occurring radioactive isotope. Even municipally treated water contains chlorine. The affected air may be harmful to people who have sensitive respiratory systems or allergies.
Elders and those with a weak immune system, should not be breathing in the chemicals and other allergens found in unfiltered water. The chemicals are carried into the room along with the fine water droplets and can cause health problems over the long term.
It Helps Keeping the Humidifier Clean
If you notice a layer of white dust on the surfaces of humidifier, your water has a high mineral content. Minerals in tap water may lead to crusty deposits or scaly build-up in humidifier. This scale can cause clogging and shorten the lifespan of your humidifier. Worse still, scale is a breeding ground for bacteria and other microorganisms.
Your humidifier will not only work better, but also last longer when you use filtered water. After all, having to buy a new humidifier is definitely more expensive than using properly filtered water.
The type of humidifier you currently use or plan to purchase in the near future isn’t important. What is important is that you use quality water filter before filling the reservoir or water-storage container. It’s also essential to clean the reservoir frequently to prevent the growth of bacteria.
In order to protect your health and the health of your family, it’s important to use only filtered water in humidifiers. Contact us or browse our filtration products to find the best water filter for your home!