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Subject: Ultrasonic humidifiers

Ultrasonic humidifiers

From: Jerry Shiner <info<-a>
Date: Monday, October 3, 2005
Susan Lunas <bookbinder [at] rgisp__com> writes

>I have been thinking about purchasing an ultrasonic humidifier, and
>wondered if any of you had opinions about these, and the pros and
>cons of humidifiers available in department stores and those elegant
>ones offered by conservation vendors.

Equipment that costs more than the department store units is usually
of better quality; it is likely more reliable, more efficient, more
accurate, and more easily adjustable.  However, it may not be what
you need. In many cases a simple department store solution is
perfectly adequate.

Ultrasonic units expel tiny droplets of water, and the white
particulates are the dissolved minerals that are left behind when
these droplets evaporate. Using distilled, or otherwise "purified"
water should help avoid this. It is also a wise idea to change,
rather than just refill, the water in the reservoir.

If the application of this unit is not to be used simply for general
room humidification, then an external humidity sensor and controller
(along with some duct tape, hoses, and air distribution fans), might
help to modify the unit for other purposes. Be aware that the effort
needed to create your own machine may not be worth the time and
aggravation; worse, there's always the danger of the little monster

After all, when you do buy an elegant device offered by a
conservation vendor, you are also paying for the costs of
development and support.

Jerry Shiner
Microclimate Technologies International/ Keepsafe Systems

                  Conservation DistList Instance 19:17
                 Distributed: Thursday, October 6, 2005
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Received on Monday, 3 October, 2005

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