Choosing an Air Humidifier For Your Needs

Many people know how important it is to control humidity levels. The first thing you want to do is to consider what your concerns are. For example, if your primary concern is keeping valuable goods, like tobacco or cotton, under ideal conditions, your needs would be different than if you’re primarily concerned with keeping a home properly humidified. Your best bet is to consider what your needs are and choose an air humidifier that is right for those particular needs.

Characteristics of an Ideal Commercial Humidifier: Finding Innovative Technologies to Maintain Relative Humidity

Now that you run a successful business, do you really know how good the air quality is in your work environment? If you’re starting to notice employees calling in sick with colds, developing bronchial problems, or surrounding wood furniture appearing warped, it’s a likely humidity problem.

While it’s possible to experience high and low humidity problems, low relative humidity is the most common problem. Winter weather typically creates overly dry air that affects everything from human health to equipment.

The answer to this is to buy a commercial humidifier that controls RH. Your challenge is finding one with the best features so you don’t have the burden of high maintenance or constant supervision.

It’s time to think about the characteristics of an ideal commercial humidifier and what innovative features you’ll use to assure humidity levels stay moderated.

Here at Smart Fog, we have industry-leading features you won’t find anywhere else to assure optimal quality.

Self-Evaporating Droplets

The size of the droplets your commercial humidifier uses matters in how much you control the humidity in your surroundings. Some humidifiers try to bring you a decorrelation process in their products, though often fail to make the droplet size below 4.2 microns.

Most of the time, you’re going to contend with correlation in lesser humidifiers. If you’re not familiar with the correction or de-correlation process, it matters in many industrial settings. Correction relates to cohesion and adhesion properties in water, and de-correlation basically prevents condensation from occurring on surfaces.

Our humidifiers revolutionize this process so you get full de-correlation with the smallest droplet size available to make this happen. It’s a characteristic all commercial humidifiers need to have.

Using an Orifice for the De-Correlation Process

A typical feature on humidifiers is an orifice for input and output to let de-correlation occur. Almost all commercial humidifiers have these, though they don’t make the nozzle big enough. Because of this, these nozzles usually clog easily, making for constant maintenance and sometimes causing breakdowns without constant cleaning.

We designed a bigger orifice so this doesn’t occur, which is part of our ongoing commitment to create less maintenance on our humidifiers. Unfortunately, many other commercial humidifiers don’t bother to make the nozzles out of a strong material like steel. Since we make our products here in the U.S., we use stainless steel for the ultimate durability.

Using Compressed Air

Almost all commercial humidifiers use compressed air, though not at energy efficient levels. Some of them require heating as well, which can become a major risk when leaving unattended.

We’ve made our compressed air system run at only 100 psi. This is the lowest level you’ll find in other humidifiers out there, and it automatically saves you money as well as keeping your workers safe. Lower pressure and non-heating makes any humidifier safer so you can let it run without hiring someone to monitor operation.

Automated Humidity Control

As much as competing humidifiers attempt to bring automation to their humidity control systems, they don’t always work well. Some commercial humidifiers don’t have this at all, forcing you to control the settings manually.

When you’re overly busy with other things, you don’t want to constantly set different settings to raise or lower humidity levels. You want an intelligent control system turning the humidifier off or on to keep RH at a reasonable 70% level.

More so, you’ll want to have a humidifier without moving parts that could cause human injury. You’ll find this on all of our humidifiers for either personal, commercial, or industrial use.

Contact us at Smart Fog to learn more about standard humidifier characteristics and why we stand out in our industry.

Which Humidification System is Right for You

SmartFog has many different humidification systems to choose from. In fact, there is a humidification system that works for many different industries. How do you know which one works for your commercial environment? Read on for more information about our four humidification systems and where they work best.

Direct Space

A direct space humidifier is perfect for a one-room situation. Whether this is a winery barrel room, a cold storage area, a ripening room, or a printing house, the direct space humidifier is the perfect solution. It is easy to install and does not require much maintenance. The humidifier can be simply mounted to the wall.


An in-duct humidifier should be used if the system is needed in a bigger space. An in-duct system is perfect for schools and office buildings. Just like the direct space humidifier, it is simple to install and does not require much maintenance.


A mobile humidifier is great in many different situations. It is easy to use. Simply plug in the humidifier and it will start working! This is perfect for a classroom, hospital room, or home that needs a reduction in bacteria and dust suppression. Since SmartFog uses cold fog, there will be no condensation left behind. This is perfect for hospitals and classrooms that would turn into dangerous environments if wet spots were left behind.

Fog Tunnel

The fog tunnel systems are good for any conveyor food system. The materials of the tunnel are food grade and BPA free. It is also RoHS compliant. The tunnel works great for any fruits and vegetables that are going through conveyors as part of the production process. Rest assured that this system is extremely clean due to the air and water being filtered before entering the system. The air and water are also oxygenated at the output.

Air Humidifier Systems Which Save Money

While replacing a number of air humidifier systems in a warehouse or other industrial environment can be costly initially, it is important to remember that newer air humidifier systems save money in the long run – an air humidifier which uses nearly fifty percent less water and electricity will allow considerable savings on utility bills which add up. Air humidifier systems which are well made and use effective technology are also less likely to break, and thus will not incur excessive repair costs.
At SmartFog, we make a humidification system for all types of commercial scenarios. Work in the wine industry? Invest in a direct space humidifier for the barrel room. Work in an office building? The in-duct system is for you! Need an easy way to keep your hospital rooms clean? A mobile humidifier is the way to go. Work in a food factory environment? Invest in a food grade fog tunnel. SmartFog has energy-efficient systems that produce small droplets. They eliminate dust, mold, bacteria, and viruses which is desired for any type of commercial environment. Contact SmartFog today for more information about our various humidifiers.

You might also be interested in…