Humidifiers help relieve cold and flu symptoms and fight the uncomfortable effects of dry air. But without regular maintenance, they can circulate waterborne germs, bacteria, mold, and other harmful impurities throughout your space. Overtime, this can cause respiratory issues, aggravate your allergies, and trigger other conditions as you breathe these pollutants into your body. Germ protection humidifiers are antimicrobial humidifiers that produce clean moisture and help reduce the growth of harmful germs inside the water reservoir. This ensures you breathe cleaner moisture day after day.
Types of Germ Protection Humidifiers
Choose from 3 types of germ free humidifiers—ultraviolet humidifiers, humidifiers with antibacterial silver technology, and hot steam humidifiers. Ultraviolet humidifiers by Enviracaire and Honeywell use ultraviolet (UV) light technology to sanitize water before it's transformed into a soothing mist. This process eliminates 99.999% of germs, bacteria, viruses, and mold lurking in the water. Antibacterial humidifiers by Pure Guardian, Crane, and Air-O-Swiss use silver, a natural antimicrobial agent, to inhibit the growth of bacteria, mold, and mildew inside the water reservoir. Hot steam humidifiers like the Stadler Form Fred boil water to warm it before releasing it into your space, killing germs through sterilizing heat.
Ideal for Allergy- and Asthma-Sufferers
Germ free humidifiers are especially beneficial if you suffer from allergies or asthma. These humidifiers inhibit the growth of symptom-triggering allergens and prevent them from being released into your air. Plus, increasing your indoor humidity to a healthy level of around 50% helps reduce dust mites in your environment, which reproduce and thrive in low humidity conditions.
When you use a humidifier, it's important to keep it clean. Most manufacturers recommend disinfecting it at least once per week and changing the water daily. Germ protection humidifiers make the cleaning process easier and faster by reducing germ and mold build-up inside the water tank. You'll spend less time cleaning and more time enjoying clean, comfortable moisture that soothes you during dry winter months.