Today’s circumstances dictate where we spend most of our days. Fortunately, or unfortunately, for us- that’s inside. Whether this is good or bad depends on the type of person you are. Nonetheless, one thing we can agree on is the quality of air inside. It’s not rare that a room gets stuffy or dry, and that causes a variety of different irritations.

This is exactly the reason why air humidifiers have been invented.
To find out more about air humidifiers in general, and to get to know a specific cool mist humidifier (TaoTronics Ultrasonic), stick with this handy article.

What exactly is a humidifier?

The biggest problem one can have with air inside their house is definitely dryness. Air humidifiers are devices which add moisture and prevent irritations. They’re very useful as they can aid with skin dryness, as well as throat, nose, and lip dryness. Another thing they’re good for is relieving the symptoms of the flu or cold. Although, it’s important to mention that you mustn’t overuse a humidifier because that will only worsen your respiratory problems.

Types of Humidifiers

There is a significant number of different humidifiers depending on what type of help you need.

Steam vaporizers

This is the cheapest humidifier you can buy. It’s also easily portable with a simple construction and method of work. What it does is heat up water and cools it down before releasing it into the air.


More affordable than other humidifiers, these work by blowing moisture through a filter. A single unit system, powered by fans, is used. People with asthma are advised to get a different kind of humidifier as this one can cause mold to grow.

Central humidifiers

If your goal is to add humidity to the entire house, then spending a few extra bucks on a central humidifier isn’t a big deal. These are attached to your heating unit, and really do take care of the entire house. There’s also no possibility of getting burnt since they do not emit steam.

Impeller humidifiers

These emit cool steam and are thereby kid friendly since there’s no risk of a burn. They’re not really expensive and work thanks to rotating disks which run at high speeds. If you only need a humidifier for one room, then this one will do.

Ultrasonic humidifiers

Another type of humidifiers are the ultrasonic ones. These will be the focus of our article. Two types of ultra sonic humidifiers exist- cool mist humidifier and warm mist humidifier. They both work well, but the essential difference is that a cool mist humidifier is more suitable for larger rooms and entire houses. It works by dispensing room temperature mist into your environment. Thanks to ultrasonic vibration technology, the mist is quietly and evenly distributed throughout the desired area.  If you have children, a cool mist humidifier would be a better option than a warm one because your children are in no risk of getting burnt or hurt in any way.

TaoTronics Ultrasonic

You may have heard that this type of humidifier tends to be noisier than the rest, but the TaoTronics Ultrasonic is very quiet and produces less than 38db which means it won’t bother anyone sleeping in the room. Instead of just coming with an on/off button like some humidifiers do, this one features several options for more comfortable use. It has a 360˚ rotatable nozzle and a built in timer. On top of that, you can set it to sleep mode and interact with a LED screen. It will meet most, if not all, of your needs since it comes with several settings when it comes to adjusting humidity. It combats wrinkles and dry skin as well as mildew and winter cold. This device is capable of filling up to 82 square feet with a steady supply of comfortably cold mist.

People say that warm mist humidifiers are better because they boil the water first and thereby get rid of the bacteria in it, but that’s only because people aren’t familiar with the advanced filter this model has. The Microporous cartridge has no mercy on microorganisms and bacteria and thus gives you pure, odorless air.

As far as its capabilities go, it features 4-litre tank which will give you around 15 hours of constant use. So, you can relax and enjoy clean air for half of the day before having to top off the tank again. This also means that the humidifier will last the entire night.


As you can see, there are many types of humidifiers but the ultrasonic cool mist ones just might be the best if your goal is to provide the entire house with better quality air. The TaoTronics Ultrasonic model is yet to disappoint and is certainly one of the top models offered today, as you can see by its features. Here’s to better rest and cleaner air!