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Providing clean indoor air in any home is not all about controlling the temperature.

Improperly humidified air can cause various health problems and be the cause of damage to walls and furniture. That is why the use of humidifiers and dehumidifiers in a number of cases proves to be crucial in ensuring a better quality of life, a calm rest, as well as higher health integrity of the home in which one lives.

It is crucial to understand that high or low humidity can cause various health problems, especially among children and elderly people, so it is beneficial to know how to properly manage the humidity inside the house. The best thing you can do if the humidity is low is to use a humidifier, otherwise a dehumidifier.

Our online shop in Riga offers a wide range of humidifiers and dehumidifiers for your home to control low or excessive humidity, which is a major cause of condensation on the windows or mould on the walls.

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Humidifiers

The right humidity is an essential part of our daily life.

A humidifier is a useful product with a small surface area and a very low noise level that comes in handy especially in winter, when the radiators are on and the air in the house gets very dry. If you’re not sure whether you really need a humidifier, we’ll give you three good reasons to consider it.

The name implies that a humidifier is a device that is capable of blowing moisture into the air.

A humidifier should never be confused with a dehumidifier, which, on the contrary, has the opposite function: taking in and removing excess moisture from the air.

How a humidifier works

There are at least three different technologies on which humidifiers can be based:

  • boiling,
  • ultrasound,

In the first case, water vapour is generated by bringing water in a boiler tank to boiling point, in the second, water is atomised by the ultrasonic vibration of a small membrane; and in the third, moisture is released into the air by passing it through a honeycomb filter.

The advantages of humidifiers:

  • Prevents dryness and respiratory tract infections
  • Prevents eye and skin irritations
  • Protects your parquet and wooden furniture
  • Keeps plants in balance with their need for moist air
  • Can diffuse fragrant essences.

Our online shop in Riga offers all types of humidifiers from trusted and reliable manufacturers.

The choice of humidifier type depends to a great extent on what kind of efficiency you should expect from the device.

There are three types of humidifiers on the market and their specifications vary quite a bit. Let’s take a look at the distinctions between boiling or hot mode humidifiers, ultrasonic or cold mode humidifiers and evaporative mode humidifiers.

  • Boiling

The operating principle of this type of humidifier is very simple: large electrodes immersed in the tank are heated by the passage of electricity, bringing the water to a boil and thus generating hot water vapour, which is released and dispersed into the air (which is why it is also called a hot humidifier).

Although this type of humidifier is simple to operate and usually quite cheap to purchase, it has a number of drawbacks. The first and most significant is the gradual deterioration of the electrodes, to the point of rendering the humidifier completely unserviceable: intensive use can significantly reduce its service life.

Secondly, power consumption is relatively high, even above 600 W, as the electrodes must be constantly heated.

However, the heat of steam makes this type of humidifier particularly suitable for use as an essence diffuser.

  • Ultrasonic

The second type of humidifier is the one that uses ultrasonic technology. In this case, steam, or rather water-saturated air, is generated by vibrating at ultrasonic frequencies a thin membrane powered by a transducer. The fine mist generated by vibration is released and dispersed into the air at an ambient temperature.

This technology has several advantages. Firstly, there are no mechanical parts, which tend to wear out over time, so the humidifier has a long service life provided the cleaning and maintenance instructions are followed. Secondly, power consumption is considerably lower than that of a hot humidifier, typically around 30-40 W.

Compared to boiling humidifiers, ultrasonic humidifiers infrequently dampen surfaces and deposit less limescale on furniture. The steam released is likewise not dangerous, as it is at an ambient temperature.

The disadvantage is the fact that these devices are also often inappropriate as essence diffusers, as the oils in the tank can cause damage to the converter.

  • Evaporation

The working principle of this type is simple: a fan gently draws in air from the environment and forces it through a large honeycomb filter, which is humidified by partial immersion in a tank.

As a result, the air is both humidified without generating steam (no water fouling around the humidifier) and filtered against dust, particles and bacteria present in the air. The only engine in these models is the engine that drives the fan, with even lower power consumption than that of ultrasonic humidifiers – less than 20 W, and even less than 10 W at the lowest ventilation. Limescale deposits on the surfaces are also completely absent, and there are models that enable the spread of essence in the premises as well.

The only disadvantage of evaporative humidifiers is the short life of the filters: they need to be replaced periodically, from two months to a year, depending on the model, water hardness and frequency of use.

All humidifiers are equipped with various functions.

Usually mid-range and high-end ultrasonic models, they may have an ionisation function that helps to clean the air of dust and allergens dispersed in it, but this is not the only function that can be found in a humidifier.

The most widespread is the automatic shutdown function, i.e. the automatic shutdown and switching of the device to standby mode when the water level reaches a mark too low for further operation.

The other functions you are likely to encounter:

  • Operation timer: it is possible to set a pre-determined operating time, even up to 12 consecutive hours or more, in a humidifier with a timer;
  • Power adjustment: allows you to adjust the power intensity at multiple levels, a useful function if you want to achieve faster results or humidify a large room;
  • Humidity setting: in humidifiers with a built-in hygrometer, you can specify the percentage of humidity you want to achieve. The presence of a parallel hygrostat allows you to maintain this percentage automatically;
  • Night mode: this is a silent mode of operation, usually at minimum power, sometimes accompanied by an additional function in the form of an accompanying light;
  • Essence diffuser: found more frequently in thermal and evaporative humidifiers than in ultrasonic humidifiers, it consists of a tray into which fragrance droplets

(mostly essential-oil based) are poured to spread in the air.

Dehumidifiers are quite compact in size and shape, which varies from model to model. Regardless of their more or less modern design, this device is characterised by the presence of a series of components: an electric motor, a fan, an evaporator and a refrigerant gas contained in the refrigerant circuit.

The principle of operation is based on a change in the state and temperature of the gas, which, when in contact with air, partially retains its moisture. Under these circumstances, the gas has a very low temperature, which causes the water in the environment to condense and end up in the accumulating tank. The air is then released into the premises without any filtration or temperature change.

There are two basic models of dehumidifiers: condensation dehumidifiers and dehumidifiers with a desiccant (or desiccant dehumidifier).

  • Condensation dehumidifier or compressor dehumidifier

Efficient, compact and portable (equipped with wheels), it is the most favourite among domestic dehumidifiers. A fan draws in humid air and directs it to the condenser, which is cooled by a refrigerant gas pressurised by the compressor. The air is cooled and the water condenses in the tank. The dry air is then heated and returned to the premises.

  • Absorption dehumidifier or desiccant dehumidifier

This type of a dehumidifier uses a fan that blows air onto silica gel, whose desiccant properties are well known. Noiseless, economical and environmentally friendly, it is nevertheless hardly used in domestic environments. Under normal use, at 20°C and a humidity of 70%, silica gel dehumidifiers perform better than condensation dehumidifiers, which are usually tested by manufacturers under conditions of extreme humidity, i.e. 30°C and a humidity of 80%.

In our online shop’s catalogue you will definitely find the appropriate model for your premises. Feel free to contact our shop!