Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Warm air is often easier to breath
  • By boiling the water, any microorganisms and bacteria are cleaned out before it evaporates into the air
  • Medication can be steamed into the air
  • Quieter than the Cool Mist Humidifiers
  • Raises the room temperature allowing you to turn down the thermostat
  • Cheaper long term cost
  • Better in locations with hard water

 

Cons

  • The boiling water and heating element create a safety risk for children
  • Only effective in a limited space
  • Needs to be cleaned on a regular basis to avoid the growth of mold and bacteria
  • Filters need to be replaced regularly