Which things make a vaporizer different from a
Many people use the terms vaporizer and humidifier interchangeably. Despite having
some similarities, vaporizers and humidifiers serve different purposes and have
distinctive features. The text below will help you identify the things that make a vaporizer
different from a humidifier.
The working of vaporizers
All vaporizers heat a liquid, semisolid or solid substance and convert it to warm vapor.
These devices exist in various types, but the most common type of vaporizers are
vaporizer pens, which are used for vaping e-liquids and vape concentrates.
The standard setup of wax vaporizers consists of a battery, a heating chamber, and a
mouthpiece. Some vaporizer pens come with their heating chambers pre-loaded with the
e-liquid while others come with empty chambers/ tanks that you have to fill up with the e-
Once you activate the battery of a vaporizer pen, it powers the coil/ heating element in the
chamber, which in turn heats up to vaporize the e-liquid.
Vaporizer pens are the modern-day alternative to smoking cigarettes. The e-liquid used in
these devices can be nicotine, weed, THC, or CBD. Since vaporizers evaporate these
concentrates instead of combusting them, they are generally healthier than smoking.
Combusting concentrates can release some harmful carcinogens. Conversely, vaporizing
concentrates (vaping) eliminates the release of carcinogens.
Also, some vaporizers are used in houses for heating water and releasing the warm vapor
into the air when humidity in the house is too low. Staying in an environment with low
humidity can result in several conditions such as nose bleeds, dry skin, and static
The working of humidifiers
Humidifiers are also used to help keep the air moist. They also add moisture to the air to
help in easing cold and cough congestion. However, the major difference between a
humidifier and a vaporizer is that vaporizers release warm