Humidifier Vs. Diffuser, what are the Differences?
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By Lauren Quan | 27 February 2021 | 0 Comments

Humidifier Vs. Diffuser, what are the Differences?

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Many of our customers have been confusing between a humidifier and a diffuser. First, are these appliances the same? No! they are two different home devices but serve almost the same purpose, thus the confusion. So, what's all about humidifier vs. diffuser? As a leading manufacturer of home appliances, we as Proscenic have taken that mandate to inform you about these two home appliances' differences.

Before an in-depth review of these devices, a diffuser enhances a room's fragrance while a humidifier increases the humidity level in a house. Where and what time can these appliances be used?
Continue reading to learn more.

Contents
Humidifier Vs. Diffuser, what are the Differences?
1. What is a Humidifier?
1.1. Pros and Cons of Humidifiers
2. What is a Diffuser?
2.1. Pros and Cons of Diffusers
3. Humidifier Vs. Diffuser. Differences Between These Two Home Appliances
Tank Size
Water Usage
Purpose
Benefit
4. 2020 the Most Recommended Humidifier. Proscenic 808c
Smart Control
LED Touch Display
Performance
360-Degree Spray Nozzle
Large Water Tank Capacity and Run Time
Reservation Function
Automatic Shut-off
Baby Mode
Summary
 

1.What is a Humidifier?

This is an appliance that is responsible for improving the moisture or humidity levels in a home. Mostly, a humidifier is used during summer or in dry regions like the Middle East. Home moisturization is vital as dry air can cause health issues. Apart from that, it can lead to denting of wood furniture or flooring.

When it comes to health issues, dry air is a habitat for bacteria, viruses, and other germs that lead to respiratory problems like asthma and flu. Other than taking medication always the best way to prevent such situations is buying a humidifier today.

 
It will help alleviate these health problems and the financial costs you incur buying medication. Another benefit of using a humidifier is that you will have a good night's sleep. Most users complain of air congestion at night. This is due to dry air. But when your room has the right humidity level, you will never experience such issues.
Additionally, there are five types of humidifiers in the market.
  • Warm mist
  • Cool mist
  • Ultrasonic
  • Evaporative
  • Vaporizers
Depending on your choice, you can purchase the type of humidifier you want. However, sellers don't indicate the type of humidifier. That's why we tell you that you should do your research before buying one. Suppose you are finding it challenging, you can visit Proscenic Blog as we have analyzed different humidifiers, and you can get to pick the best.

1.1. Pros and Cons of Humidifiers

Pros
  • They help in preventing respiratory problems like asthma and flu. Also, it prevents allergies
  • This device safeguards wood furniture and flooring from cracking due to dryness. Dry air leads to the wooden fixtures and floor losing moisture, thus getting torn out.
  • The advantage of having a warm or cool mist humidifier is that you can use tap water to improve your home's moisture level.
  • Humidifiers are easy to maintain and clean
Cons
  • For the best performance, you must clean the humidifier regularly
  • Using essential oil on humidifiers can damage them due to their plastic build
  • Some of them make lots of noise, preventing nice sleep

2.What is a Diffuser?

You want your house to have a lovely scent 24/7. But do you have the time to spray your place after a particular duration? No! that's why we are informing you about a home appliance known as a diffuser.
This is a device that enhances your home's aromatherapy but doesn't increase humidity levels. All it does is improve your room's fragrance. For it to function, you need to add essential oils to the diffuser. It diffuses the essential oil and disperses it in your indoor air making your home have a pleasant scent.

 
You don't add essential oils to the diffuser's tank alone, but you must mix it with water to work accordingly. Presently, there are four types of diffusers. They include;
  • Nebulizing
  • Ultrasonic
  • Heat
  • Evaporative
Other than the type, diffusers come in different sizes and shapes. Depending on your choice, you can get one in the market.
Note: Always choose an essential oil that doesn't cause you allergic reactions due to its smell. You can research for the best essential oil as there is a variety.

2.1. Pros and Cons of Diffusers

Pros
  • It helps improve your room's mood
  • Some users claim that it is suitable for preventing dry skin as it produces a fine mist that is well absorbed on the skin
  • Similar to a humidifier, it kills viruses, bacteria, and other air allergens that cause health issues
  • Some of them have a night light that helps in relaxing
Cons
  • They are relatively expensive
  • Even though some have night light but others don't have the light adjusting feature
  • They have a smaller water tank comparing it to a humidifier

3.Humidifier Vs. Diffuser. Differences Between These Two Home Appliances

After learning about the meaning of a humidifier and a diffuser, the next step is to understand their differences. But the notable difference between these two devices is that a diffuser uses essential oils, but a humidifier doesn't. Even though some humidifiers are said to use a humidifier, most don't have such a feature.
Below are the differences between a humidifier vs. diffuser.

Tank Size

Our research found out that humidifier have a large water tank size compared to a diffuser. Averagely a humidifier can hold two liters of water. While a diffuser that averagely holds 237 ml of water.

Water Usage

Humidifiers use water but do all diffusers use water? No! not all diffusers use water. For example, nebulizing diffusers don't use any water. This is because they have an atomizer which breaks down the essential oil to fine particle before diffusing it in your room.
If you buy an ultrasonic diffuser, you must use distilled water to avoid lower performance due to mineral buildup. Tap water has minerals that can accumulate on your diffuser or humidifier, leading to low performance.
NB: That's why you should regularly clean your diffuser or humidifier.

Purpose

A humidifier's function is to increase the moisture level in your indoor air. This improves the air quality in your room. Furthermore, it kills air pollutants that cause respiratory disorders. As for a diffuser, it helps improve your room's fragrance.

Benefit

A humidifier helps prevent dry air in your house that is a significant cause of low sleep quality, respiratory illnesses, dry skin, cracking wooden furniture, and flooring. The advantage of using a diffuser is to improve the aromatherapy of your house.

4.2020 the Most Recommended Humidifier. Proscenic 808c

Finding the best humidifier can be challenging, but today, we simplify that for you. According to humidifier users worldwide in 2020, they highly recommended the use of Proscenic 808c. Most of them cited its design, features, and smart features.
 
That makes a good fit for you who is looking to buy a humidifier in 2021. First, the Proscenic 808c is an ultrasonic humidifier. Other than that, what are the features that make it likable to a large group of buyers?
Here are the features of the 808c.

Smart Control

Manual adjusting of settings in a humidifier can tedious, and you can even forget. But that's is a thing of the past when you have Proscenic 808c. This is because it has a smart control feature. This means you can control the appliance using a voice assistant device or a mobile application.
You can use Amazon Alexa for voice control and the ProscenicHome app. When using Alexa, you can command the humidifier to turn on, off, or adjust its settings. The ProscenicHome app allows you to change the humidity level and other settings using your mobile phone.

LED Touch Display

You can view your home's temperature, humidity level, and mist level on the LED display. Additionally, you can manually adjust settings on the display as it is touch-enabled. This makes the appliance easy to use.

Performance

As per our study, there is no other humidifier with the best performance as the Proscenic 808c. This is because it has a HEPA filter that prevents the entry of allergens and other germs back to the air you breathe.

360-Degree Spray Nozzle

Don't worry about shifting the humidifier from one corner of your room to another to ensure the humidity-level balance. When you this Proscenic humidifier, nothing like this will happen as it has a 360-degree spray nozzle. This ensures that the moisture reaches every corner of your room equally.

Large Water Tank Capacity and Run Time

This ultrasonic humidifier has a 5.3 L water tank capacity. This is enough to moisturize your home for up to thirty hours.

Reservation Function

Via the app, you can set a timer that programs the appliance to boot at a particular time.

Automatic Shut-off

Many users fear leaving their humidifiers on if they are not home. This is because they can get damaged if they run out of water. But due to technological advancement, the Proscenic 808c humidifier has an auto shut-off feature. This function automatically turns off the humidifier if it is out of water. The feature protects the device from any damage. Thus, you don't have to fear if you leave it operating.

Baby Mode

Your baby requires the best air quality for sleep, better growth, and prevention of health issues, unlike some humidifiers that are not good for children. Our Proscenic 808c is best for the whole family, and with the baby mode, you can let it moisturize your baby's room to provide the child with high-quality breathing air.

Summary

Suppose you have been confused between a humidifier and a diffuser. I am confident you can now differentiate them. There are various brands of these home appliances, and finding the best can be an issue. That's why we recommend that when it comes to a humidifier, consider buying the Proscenic 808c.

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