I need a room humidifier in our bedroom. It is the only room in the house that doesn't have radiant heat and we use a plug-in heater. We live in an area that gets the dreaded lake-effect snow so heat is not optional. In order for my sinuses to not dry out (I neti routinely) while sleeping in a room with dry heat I'd like to humidify.
I have an extra, decade old Crock-Pot. It has High, Low and Off settings. According to their website both the High and Low settings arrive at the same temperature of 209F
, High just gets there quicker.
I figure the radiant heat of a crock-pot would be a plus over a humidifier, but I can't wrap my head around other variables such as:
Rate of evaporation - would it evaporate quick enough? Or too much and drench the room.
Safety of running a crock-pot continuously to heat cooler water or
when adding water, should I pre-heat/pre-boil it to keep crock at simmer?
Could it reach/stay at simmer without a lid? Partial lid?
Would I want to run it on High/Low? Maybe switch to low during the day?
Would that temp keep bacteria at bay?
Would the electrical requirements be more/less/similar?
Any insights are appreciated.