Design And Health: Air Revitalizer By Freda Anegbe

Water-based air revitalizers are a cost-efficient solution to the same problems that air purifiers aim to address. They help reduce the amount of household air pollutants such as mold, pollen, dust mites, and even light cooking odors. Those suffering from respiratory illnesses such as asthma and allergic rhinitis would greatly benefit from a water-based air revitalizer running silently on their bedside table. In fact, these air revitalizers even go beyond air purification as they’re also able to humidify and aromatize the air to create a more refreshing ambience.

But how well do these water base air revitalizers work? Are they a worthwhile investment to make for you and your family? This article will be answering those questions and more as we discover more about water-based revitalizers.

The Basics of Water-Based Air Revitalizers
Water-based air revitalizers work through a natural process that takes place in a few simple steps:
1. Polluted air is pulled into the air revitalizer through a small inlet vent.
2. The air then goes through the swirling water in the air revitalizer. As the air goes through the water, the pollutants are left behind.
3. The clean, purified air is released back into the vicinity.
As you can see from this process, water-based air revitalizers use water as a natural filter to remove common household air pollutants.

Water-based air revitalizers were designed to make the air in your home cleaner and more refreshing to breathe in by doing a combination of the following things:
• Light humidification – Air revitalizers release a small amounts of moisture as they run, contributing to a small increase in humidity. Likewise, it would also be unrealistic to expect an air revitalizer to do as good a job as a humidifier when it comes to regulating the humidity in your home.

• Light air purification – Since air revitalizers only use water as a natural filter, they are able to remove common air pollutants within small spaces and work especially well when close to your breathing space.

• Aromatization – If there’s anything that an air revitalizer is able to do very well, it’s definitely diffusing the sweet smells of essential oils into your home. Most water-based revitalizers are compatible with essential oils, which means that a few drops into the water basin can make the air you breathe even more pleasant and refreshing.

Water-based air revitalizers have the potential to cater to anyone who is looking to make the air around them cleaner, more fragrant, and more refreshing. In particular, water-based air revitalizers would greatly benefit people who:
• Suffer from mild allergies and asthma
• Work in enclosed spaces where air can become stagnant
• Own pets and are looking to minimize pet smells at home
• Smoke or live with smokers

Advantages and Disadvantages of Water-Based Air Revitalizers:
When it comes to using water-based air revitalizers, the biggest advantage is its affordability. Another very attractive feature of water-based air revitalizers is that they don’t use any filters, which means it’s affordable long-term too because you don’t need to worry about the cost of replacing filters.

Water-based air revitalizers are incredibly easy to use and maintain. Simply fill the water basin with the right amount of water, add a few drops of essential oil for aroma, switch it on, and there you have it! Likewise, maintenance is a breeze. Just dump out the used water and clean out the basin after every use.
Of course, there are downsides to sticking with water-based air revitalizers. The first of them is that water-based air revitalizers are not as efficient at removing air pollutants and adding humidity to the air as air purifiers and humidifiers, respectively. In addition to that, they’re typically only able to cover small to medium sized rooms depending on how large the water basin is.

Another downside is that, with water used as a filter, there’s a chance that the water basin becomes a breeding ground for bacteria and other microorganismsthat could potentially be dangerous to you and your family’s health. This is why it’s important to replace the water after each use. Alternatively, you can also invest in chlorine tablets to add to the water to prevent microbial growth.

Miss Freda Anegbe
Design Psychology Coach


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