What is the difference between a humidifier and a vaporizer?


Humidifiers and vaporizers both add moisture to the air but they both do it in very different ways. A humidifier is different than a vaporizer because it adds moisture to the air by creating a cool mist. A vaporizer adds moisture by heating water and turning it into a hot steam.
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A humidifier creates humidity by releasing water that is stored in a tank, some even cool the water before releasing it. This creates a cool humidity that can help fight against sky
The main difference is that humidifiers release cool
A vaporizer emits a continual visable spray of warm steam, while a humidifier emits invisible moisture into the room. Most doctors recommend a humidifier over vaporizers.
Humidifier is safer to use in a child’s room. Hot water can accidentally spill from the water tank of a vaporizer which could cause injuries. Humidifier does not boil water.
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The Differences between a Humidifier & Vaporizer
Humidifiers and vaporizers both accomplish the same basic task of getting additional moisture into the air. They are often used to relieve suffering due to a cold that congests the sinuses or chest--humidity is generally acknowledged to help. Moisture... More »
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