Understanding the Importance of Water Quality for Humidifiers

When we are selecting our favorite humidifier, it is also essential to understand the different water quality issues of humidifiers, or else unnecessary troubles and problems will arise in future use. Directly affecting the performance and use of the humidifier effect, there may be the air quality and the user’s health problems. Therefore, we need to understand the importance of water quality in the humidifier!

The following will detail why water type is important to humidifiers, as well as common water in humidifiers.


Why is the type of water critical to humidifiers?

Humidifiers are mainly added to the water source to release water mist into the air to increase the humidity in the air, the minerals in the different water sources are also sprayed out with it, thus forming white powder, which is also prone to scale, affecting the effect of the humidifier to release water mist. The use of unsuitable water sources may also breed impurities and germs, resulting in pollution of indoor air, and may even be harmful to the user’s health. It can be seen that it is very important to choose the right water quality!

Common water in humidifiers?

Understanding the difference between distilled water, tap water, bottled water, spring water, and purified water is the first step in choosing the right type of water for your humidifier.

1. Distilled Water

Distilled water is a great water choice for humidifiers! It can be used in most types of humidifiers and can be safely used with distilled water. It can improve indoor air quality.

Distilled water is formed by boiling water until it evaporates, thus forming distilled water, in the process, most of the impurities and minerals are almost out of the elimination, so we can safely use distilled water as the water quality of the humidifier.

2. tap water

Tap water is the most common and convenient water source in our lives, so many users will choose tap water as a common water source for humidifiers, but for us, this is the least recommended way, because tap water contains a large number of minerals and other chemicals, very easy to lead to our humidifiers within the breeding of bacteria or limescale, so we need to often go to the cleaning, more trouble. Comparison of the trouble.


3. bottled water

We believe that bottled water is a convenient and safe water source, most families can easily get, such as convenience stores, supermarkets, kiosks, and online shopping. Compared to tap water, bottled water is virtually mineral-free, which can effectively reduce the problem of limescale in humidifiers. But bottled water is expensive considering the price. Ordinary humidifiers need a lot of water, while in the choice of bottled water, it is recommended to choose sterile, additive-free bottled water, to avoid leaving adverse consequences in the humidifier.

 4. mountain spring water

Mountain spring water is a natural and pure water source, but we need to pay attention to the water stability and mineral content of mountain spring water, these problems may lead to humidifier scale buildup and other problems. If we want to choose spring water as a humidifier water source, it is recommended to choose after rigorous testing and quality assurance of the brand to ensure stable water quality.

5. apure water

Pure water is a suitable water source for humidifiers because it is processed and disinfected through multiple layers of procedures, while most of the pure water will undergo professional and strict treatment and testing in the market, it is a very pure, safe, and reliable source of water, which also makes the pure water almost free of impurities and minerals, which effectively reduces limescale and bacteria produced in the humidifier, and maintains the cleanliness of the humidifier. 

Through this time we understand and research different water quality, it can let us know that when choosing the water source for a humidifier, we can choose distilled water or pure water as the water source for a humidifier, which can be able to effectively help us to avoid these problems to ensure the humidifying effect of humidifiers and the quality of air.

How to clean the humidifier to ensure safe water quality?

Keeping your humidifier clean and hygienic is essential to ensure indoor air quality and user health. Below are steps to check and clean your humidifier regularly:


How to clean humidifier?

 Basic Cleaning Steps:

1. turn off the power: we first turn off the humidifier power and unplug it to avoid the risk of leakage.

2. Drainage: pour out the water source inside the humidifier.

3.  cleaning the water tank: take out the water tank, you can simply clean the water tank.

4. descaling: see the water tank or other parts of the presence of scale or stains, we can use detergent or soap to clean a few more times.

5. clean the filter: pay special attention to the filter, we need to regularly or often clean or use the time is too long there is a replacement.

6. disinfection: if you feel the humidifier is not clean, we can also use disinfectant water to disinfect him regularly to ensure that kills bacteria and mold. 

7. drying: then we will humidifier placed in a well-ventilated place, and let it dry naturally.

8. regular inspection: at the same time, to use the humidifier for a longer period, we need to carry out regular checks on it to see if there are parts damaged or clogged and other problems, and deal with them promptly.

(Note: It is recommended to replace the water once a day to prevent bacteria and mold growth)

With these simple steps, you can keep your humidifier clean and hygienic, improve the air quality and humidifier experience, and protect the health of you and your family.

After reading this article, I think we all have a good understanding of the “What water should I use in my humidifier?” This topic has some knowledge and ideas. This knowledge also makes us more comfortable when using humidifiers in the future, so that’s all for this article, see you next time!