There are 3 main types of humidifiers:
Classic - steam - humidifies the room by producing hot visible water vapour. The water is in gaseous form.
Ultrasonic - a special membrane uses vibrations to create microdroplets of cold visible mist.
With natural humidification - air flows through the constantly wet filter saturated with water. This is so-called invisible humidification.
As needed and depending on the hardness of the water, but at least once every 2 weeks. Follow the instructions in the manual for cleaning.
In addition to freshening the air, ionization causes dust particles to clump into larger clumps, which then fall to the ground due to their higher weight and can be vacuumed up easily. Ionization is thus a supportive means of air purification.
Yes, you can add a few drops of your favourite scent for the humidifier to spread along with moisture into the room. However, it is necessary to take into account that the device works mainly as a humidifier, so the degree of scent is not as much as with an aroma diffuser.
If dust particles and other impurities are trapped in the water, only pure water enters the air during evaporation and the dirt particles remain trapped outside the humidifier or on the surface of the water tank.
A smaller volume of vapour released can be caused by impurities (e.g. limescale) in the lower water chamber. In this case, carefully clean the lower chamber, especially the water disperser, according to the instructions.
The problem can also be in the water - if it is old or too dirty, the appliance may not work properly.
If you have only been using the humidifier for a few days, it is possible that moisture is still being absorbed by the furniture, floor and other materials. Only after their saturation does the air humidity begin to increase. This phenomenon can last for a week.
It is also possible that the room is too large and the humidifier is designed for smaller spaces. When choosing a humidifier, pay attention to the recommended size of the room that the device will humidify.
Mineral water is not suitable for humidifiers due to the fact that the atomizer gets clogged with limescale more quickly.
If you still decide to use mineral water, you need to descale the appliance more often.