Best Humidifier

Review & Comparison, Last Update February 11, 2019
The dry air is the most common issue that constantly appears due to a bunch of factors. This should make you doubt the old strategy of fighting it and roll out the big guns. Take your pick of these best humidifier gathered in this review! ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2019
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
TYPE
OPERATION
WATER FILTER
HUMIDISTAT
COVERAGE AREA
FULL WATER TANK WORKING HOURS
CAPACITY
EXTRAS
Warranty
 
PROS

Thanks to the remote control that comes included in the purchase, the unit allows for changing the settings without you having to get up from your bed. The built-in aroma box enables you to use it as an aroma diffuser. 

CONS

Removing the water reservoir might be a bit tricky. 

OUR VERDICT

If you want one of the better options the market can offer you, the Levoit LV600HH ultrasonic humidifier can be your best bet. The device boasts a wide functionality and quiet operation, and comes with a generous space container enabling it to generate mist up to 36 hours. A great option for large spaces.

detailed parameters
TYPE

Ultrasonic Warm and Cool Mist

OPERATION

Touch Panel Control & Remote Control; Cool Mist (3 levels), Humidity level, Timer (1-12 hours), Warm mist (3 levels), Smart Auto Mode

WATER FILTER

No

HUMIDISTAT

Yes

COVERAGE AREA

280 sq.ft

FULL WATER TANK WORKING HOURS

up to 36 hours

CAPACITY

1.6 gallons

EXTRAS

360-degree Dual Nozzle, Aroma box (comes with 2 extra aroma pads and absorption pads), Waterless Auto Shut-off

Warranty

1 year (+1 year upon registration), lifetime support from Levoit

PROS
Due to the double filtration system it cleans and decontaminates air better when compared with the other models.
CONS
It is quite bulky.
OUR VERDICT
Humidifier with cold evaporation is perfect for use in mid-sized rooms. You should change the filter only once a year. There are models in black and white color, so you can pick the one to your liking.
detailed parameters
TYPE
Cool mist
OPERATION

Mechanical; 3 humidity levels

WATER FILTER
Exchangeable, made of synthetic fiber with antimicrobial protection and UV technology
HUMIDISTAT
Yes
COVERAGE AREA

360 sq.ft

FULL WATER TANK WORKING HOURS
Up to 24 hours
CAPACITY
1.5 gallons
EXTRAS

Uses special replacement filters that help suppress the proliferation of bacteria

Warranty
3 years
PROS
Despite the small water tank, this cool mist humidifier can provide the room with humidity for up to 16 hours with a single fill, and it is a great result.
CONS
Has no filter, so it is recommended to fill the tank with pre-filtered water only.
OUR VERDICT

This cold mist humidifier will be your best choice if what you need is a device that can be used in relatively large rooms and that would feature a few settings for customizing humidification to the optimal level. With its beautiful backlighting and translucent design, it will look great in strict interiors and modern offices.

detailed parameters
TYPE
Cool mist
OPERATION

Electronic with a single button control; 2 intensity levels

WATER FILTER

No

HUMIDISTAT

No

COVERAGE AREA

250 sq.ft

FULL WATER TANK WORKING HOURS
Up to 16 hours
CAPACITY
0.4 gallons
EXTRAS

Auto shut-off if there is no water or the water tank is removed, Nightlight

Warranty
2 years
PROS

You can add oils into a special reservoir and trigger a diffusing function so that the air in your room not only becomes more humid but also fills with pleasant aromas.

CONS

Instructions aren't sufficient.

OUR VERDICT

The Everlasting Comfort Ultrasonic is pretty compact and runs for over two days on a single full tank, which makes it perfect for those that seek an appliance combining portability and practicality features.

detailed parameters
TYPE

Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier

OPERATION

Mechanical with variable humidity controls

WATER FILTER

No

HUMIDISTAT

No

COVERAGE AREA

400 sq. ft.

FULL WATER TANK WORKING HOURS

Up to 50 hours

CAPACITY

1.6 gallons

EXTRAS

Essential oil tray, 360-degree nozzles, ultra-quiet operation, auto shut-off feature, night light

Warranty

Lifetime

PROS

Includes a folding handle for carrying as well as stable legs at the base that keeps the humidifier upright. Also includes a security feature in the form of auto-shutoff when out of water, when toppled over, and dry burn.

CONS

Requires thorough cleaning after each use.

OUR VERDICT

A compact and productive air humidifier at an affordable cost, this unit is surprisingly high-quality. It allows you to quickly humidify any room, and makes a minimum of noise at work, helping to calmly sleep.

detailed parameters
TYPE

Cool Mist Humidifier

OPERATION

Mechanical with variable humidity controls

WATER FILTER

No

HUMIDISTAT

No

COVERAGE AREA

430 sq. ft.

FULL WATER TANK WORKING HOURS

Up to 50 hours

CAPACITY

1.06 gallons

EXTRAS

360° rotatable nozzle, low noise level 35 dB, Waterless Auto Shut-Off, toppling Auto Shut-Off, dry burn protection, Built-in handle, Cleaning Brush, Dustproof Sponge included

Warranty

1 year

Levoit LV600HH

Best Humidifier for Large Rooms

Compared with dozens of other humidifiers that offer only a handful of options, Levoit’s LV600HH provides plenty of modes in both cold and warm mist options, which makes it ideal for people not ready to settle for less than the market can offer. The LV600HH works quickly, quietly, and has no flaws that might impede its performance. With 6L tank water capacity and approximately 500 ml/hr of mist output, the Levoit humidifier will prove to be efficient in any room, be it your bedroom, large living room or the whole house. The device produces no more than 36 dB ensuring whisper-quiet humidification so that its working sound won’t keep you up during the night. Another aspect where the LV600HH outperforms many of its rivals is the fact that it can provide up to 36 hours of continuous performance, which is the longest operating time in this review.

Review of Levoit LV600HH 6L Warm and Cool Mist Ultrasonic Humidifier

Operation

On top of great performance characteristics, the LV600HH offers straightforward and easy-to-use controls with a sensitive touch control panel and a remote control that you'll get with the purchase. The control panel has six touch buttons for adjusting the operating modes - warm mist, cold mist, and smart auto mode; the timer, the level of humidity, and the power, and it also features a backlit LED display which is handy if you need to check the settings in the dark. The built-in humidity sensor detects the level of humidity in the room and shows it on the screen so that you can raise or lower it to the optimal level. The advantage of the LV600HH combining both the cold and warm mist is that it’s able to raise the humidity level 25 percent quicker than many rivals utilizing warm mist only. This along with a generous space water tank and long operating time makes it a solid choice for families living in dry houses or apartments.

Levoit LV600HH 6L Warm and Cool Mist Ultrasonic Humidifier in the use

All Is Simple

While the LV600HH looks very modern and sophisticated, it doesn’t have many internal mechanical components that would require special maintenance. It also has no filter and all included pads are washable which means you won't need to run any replacement costs. That said, if you’d like to prolong the service life of the device efficiently, the manufacturer strongly advises cleaning it once a week or so. Such simplicity of maintenance and use make it an alluring choice for all those customers who value their time and search for devices with worry-free maintenance.

Detailed review of Levoit LV600HH 6L Warm and Cool Mist Ultrasonic Humidifier

Wrapping Up

If you’ve noticed that the plants in your house don’t look as healthy as they used to be, you find it difficult to fall asleep due to dry nasal passages and throat, your skin has become itchy and dry, this means that the air in your house lacks moisture. The good news is, today it’s not a problem if you have the LV600HH, an innovative ultrasonic humidifier with warm and cold mist.

Levoit LV600HH 6L Warm and Cool Mist Ultrasonic Humidifier application

Additional Info

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Honeywell HCM350W

Type and Control

This humidifier works on an evaporative method i.e. cool mist. It can set a suitable humidity level for people and indoor plants. Cool mist method is known to humidify the air in a more natural way when compared to most other techniques. It's got 3 intensity levels so that it's possible to vary the settings and set the optimal for you and your family. The control is manual though, thus it's important to timely lower excessive humidity level.

Review of Honeywell HCM350W Germ Free Cool Mist Humidifier

Water Filter and Humidistat

Honeywell humidifier has an exchangeable filter with antimicrobial treatment. The given filter is made of synthetic fiber that effectively blocks all harmful microorganisms so that they're not dispersed into the air together with the mist. This helps to minimize the risks of allergic reactions and respiratory diseases. Also, the humidifier has a UV technology that helps to kill 99.9% of bacteria, mold and fungus in the water. Honeywell Cool Mist is equipped with a humidistat that automatically controls the humidity level in the room and either naturally raises the amount of moisture or lower it the optimal level, favorable for human's health.

Honeywell HCM350W Germ Free Cool Mist Humidifier in the use

Room Size and Working Hours

Cool mist humidifier has a tank capacity of 1.5 gallons which is fine for small to medium-sized rooms. Therefore, it's a suitable appliance not only for your bedroom, but also for a living room or, for example, a dining room. The operation time reaches 24 hours, therefore you don't have to refill it throughout the day. It has a refined and elegant housing made of plastic. It can perfectly fit into any room no matter what style of the interior it has. The 3 intensity levels help you choose the right option for you and your family. Also, there is almost no noise coming from this amazing unit, it uses a special technology which dramatically reduces the hum and makes you sleep well at night.

Detailed review of Honeywell HCM350W Germ Free Cool Mist Humidifier

Extras

The following humidifier boasts low energy consumption. It means that you can easily leave it running during the night and you don't need to worry about the electricity bill. This unit has a fitted fan that drives out the air taken from the the room and releases it already cleaned and moisturized. There is absolutely no noise heard from this device, therefore you can certainly turn it on during the night. So, at the end of the day you'll have the proper sleep and evenly humidified air in the room.
Honeywell HCM350W Germ Free Cool Mist Humidifier application

Additional Info

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Pure Enrichment Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier

Type and Control

Owing to the special nozzle, Pure Enrichment Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier provides fresh oxygen-enriched air 360° around itself in the whole room. The control couldn't be simpler — a single button, and 2 intensity levels. Push the button once for a slow humidification, push it twice — and the intensity rises. Three pushes make it slow with a backlighting, and with four pushes you will get the maximum intensity AND the light! Awesome!

Review of Pure Enrichment Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier Quiet Operation

Water Filter and Humidistat

All you need to do in order to enjoy the freshest air in your room is pour the pre-filtered water into the water tank! The tank will preserve the water so that no bacteria could develop in it. With this cool mist humidifier, you will breathe only the clearest air. We recommend you to clean the tank of this air humidifier regularly with water and some cleanser. This way, you will make it impossible for the fungi to grow on the walls. What else? Well, maybe a humidistat will be a good additional purchase if you think you need one.

Pure Enrichment Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier Quiet Operation in the use

Room Size and Working Hours

You can use Pure Enrichment Ultrasonic in a room of up to 250 square feet area. For example, it can be your home. Children and pets usually are very sensitive to the air freshness. Or, it can also be an office room. The air there might be too dry due to all the frequently used equipment. When set to the minimum intensity, the 0.4 gallons of water the humidifier tank holds will be enough to freshen the air continuously for 16 hours. And in order to provide an hour of humidity at the maximum speed you will need just 150 milliliters of filtered water.
Detailed review of Pure Enrichment Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier Quiet Operation

Extras

Pure Enrichment Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier is so quiet that you will hardly hear it working while it is adding humidity to your room. The pleasant calming blue backlit will help you mildly slow your heart rate and pulse, so you will fall asleep faster. And if the water ends while you are asleep or out of the room, this humidifier will turn off automatically; there is no need for you to constantly keep an eye on it. In a word, it is a very simple yet convenient solution.
Pure Enrichment Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier Quiet Operation application

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VIDEO
First impressions with installing- Pure Enrichment Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier
 

Everlasting Comfort Ultrasonic Humidifier

Type and Control

This large capacity humidifier is a breath of fresh air for those who need a large room to be humidified over a long period of time. The Everlasting Comfort Ultrasonic Humidifier contains a large capacity 6 liter (1.6 gallon) water tank, ranking it in the same league as the other high capacity models we have reviewed. What is great about this one, though, is that it has a 360 degree nozzle that ensures the entire room is humidified, instead of a single small spout like some other models. This humidifier features an easy-to-use dial control that lets you set the humidifier to work at various levels of humidifying, giving you complete control over the amount of humidity that it outputs. A green LED light even helps indicate whether it is on or off, making it easy to see in a dark room.

Review of Everlasting Comfort Ultrasonic Humidifier with Adjustable Knob and 360 Deg. Nozzles

Water Filter and Humidistat

Unlike some of the other models, this humidifier does not feature either a water filter or humidistat, making it one that those who require these features in a humidifier might want to pass over. However, this doesn't make this humidifier any less good at its job as other models. Despite it missing these features, it does allow you to use essential oils, which makes it work similar to an oil diffuser. This lets the humidifier provide a clean and pleasant smell to whichever room it is humidifying, helping to mask or replace the typical damp smell that often accompanies many humidifiers while they are in operation.

Everlasting Comfort Ultrasonic Humidifier with Adjustable Knob and 360 Deg. Nozzles in the use

Room Size and Working Hours

This large capacity humidifier has some of the best humidity output that we have seen. At the highest humidity output setting, this humidifier can output up to 270ml per hour, making it one of the fastest working humidifiers with the highest output. It is also high powered enough to completely humidify a room of up to 400 square feet, which should be more than suitable for any room in which it would be needed. The high capacity 6 liter water tank allows it to work for up to 50 hours straight between refills, something that isn't matched by many other models. That is more than two straight days of operation.

Detailed review of Everlasting Comfort Ultrasonic Humidifier with Adjustable Knob and 360 Deg. Nozzles

Extras

This humidifier works by using ultrasonic technology for vaporizing the water, meaning that its operation is almost completely silent, a welcome relief from older humidifiers that were often noisy. This unit features an auto-shutoff capability that automatically turns the unit off whenever the water tank is empty, ensuring complete safety with the operation of the device. Best of all, though, is the fact that this humidifier is made to help reduce airborne viruses and bacteria, giving you the ability to live in a completely healthy environment. This fully effective humidifier is a great buy for those who want one that guarantees a healthy and clean smelling room.

Everlasting Comfort Ultrasonic Humidifier with Adjustable Knob and 360 Deg. Nozzles application

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TaoTronics TT-AH024

Type and Control

The TaoTronics TT-AH024 4L Cool Mist Ultrasonic Humidifier is an ideal model for bedrooms, as it operates at a very low noise level of just 35dB, ensuring a quiet, restful place to sleep. This quiet humidifier contains a 360 degree rotating nozzle that lets you easily adjust it for the best orientation possible. This unit also contains an extremely stable base that lets you place it virtually anywhere in a room without fear of it accidentally tipping over, while retaining a compact design that leaves only a small footprint, making it easy to place in small spaces where it will be out of the way. This is a welcome design choice, as many humidifiers have been known for being the exact opposite.

Review of TaoTronics TT-AH024 4L Cool Mist Ultrasonic Humidifier

Water Filter and Humidistat

This unit does not contain a water filter, so it is best to use distilled or pre-filtered water in it, in order to prevent a mineral powder from forming within the unit or even outside of it. Although regular tap water can be used in this model, and should be fine for most purposes, it will require a thorough cleaning after each use. Despite this drawback, this unit is easy to fill and to clean thanks to its wide opening when the top is removed. There is also no humidistat present in this model, but this is at least partially alleviated by the control knob, which lets you set the level of output.

TaoTronics TT-AH024 4L Cool Mist Ultrasonic Humidifier in the use

Room Size and Working Hours

As stated before, this unit is ideal for a typical sized bedroom, as it is designed to moisturize a room ranging from 215 to 430 square feet, which easily encompasses most bedrooms of any size. The unit delivers a long range mist that extends up to two feet above the unit, meaning that it can be placed on any table or nightstand and work effectively even in a room with a high ceiling. The large capacity tank of this model holds up to 4 liters of water, and can sustain a mist output of 60-300ml per hour between 12 to 50 hours. On the lowest setting, this lets the unit work for up to 2 straight days between refills.

Detailed review of TaoTronics TT-AH024 4L Cool Mist Ultrasonic Humidifier

Extras

The total design of this unit shows the attention to detail that the manufacturer paid to making this model. The stability of the unit is remarkable for one with such a small footprint, and its small, compact design makes it highly portable. It even includes a carrying handle that lets you easily carry it even when full and without the risk of spilling water. This model also includes an auto-off feature for when the water tank is empty, and a dustproof sponge prevents dust from entering into the tank and internals. All of these features add up to a highly efficient and effective humidifier that should enjoy a long lifespan.

TaoTronics TT-AH024 4L Cool Mist Ultrasonic Humidifier application

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What Is a Humidifier?

The air in the room is what directly affects our physical and mental health. The optimal humidity in a living room should vary in the range of 40-60% to provide a favorable environment for a human being. Too dry air can easily infringe body thermotaxis, dry eye mucosa hard and cause respiratory diseases. Lack of humidity also negatively impacts wooden furniture, parquet and indoor plants. If your place is not humidified enough, buying a humidifier is the best solution. What does a humidifier do? This device helps moisture rooms and places where the air is too dry by generating either cold or warm mist. This mist then goes in the air and saturates it with as much humidity as you choose. Humidifier often combine several functions and can be used for cleaning the air from bacteria and unpleasant odors. Some of them can be used with essential oils so you can enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy right at home. Others come with special medical cups allowing you to add inhalants there for treating colds, sinus problems, bronchitis, etc. A range of models presented on the market is truly large so you should definitely find the one that will suit your specific needs best. Hopefully, our review will help you in making the right decision.

One more device we'd recommend to people that live in environments with alternating climate is a dehumidifier. It will allow decreasing the level of humidity in a short amount of time and help you to prevent lurking of mold, fungi, and other unpleasant conditions.

What Features to Compare

Types and Control

By the time you've made your mind to buy a humidifer, you should decide which one is going to be best for your home. There are basically three types of humidifers: warm mist, cold mist and ultrasonic humidifier. And this is where you may want to learn more about each of them closely:

  • Warm mist humidifier are worldwide spread and simple in use. Their operation is very similar to kitchen kettles. Firstly, they boil the water and then, turning it into vapor, moisturize the room. For preventive effects, one can add some drops of essential oils to the unit and linger the place with fresh, fragrant aromas. In this way, not only will you enjoy beautiful scents but also have proper health therapy.
  • Cool mist humidifier are also popular. They work by means of cool evaporation from water, a very natural process when water transforms into gas. Along with air humidification, cool mist humidifier clean off the air from dust and germs. Such humidifier are super safe and easy in use and maintenance.
  • Ultrasonic humidifers create the fine mist by using vibrations inside the unit. They've got to be paired with cartridge filters in order to remove fine dust impurities from the air. Rather than that, they are the safest humidifier to use. There's absolutely no risk of burn since the casing is made not to heat. Ultrasonic humidifier are used to quickly and effectively humidify living rooms.

Water Filter and Humidistat

You may also want to check whether the chosen device is equipped with a water filter and humidistat. Most water filters are exchangeable and made of synthetic fiber. Due to their antimicrobial treatment, filters clean the water from all kinds of bacteria, germs, viruses and any admixtures, ensuring that you and your family breath the clean air. Ultrasonic humidifier come paired with cartridge filters. They humidify the air by turning the water into fine mist so that you don't need to change them at all. Humidistat is a device used to control the optimal moisture level in your room and save on electricity bills. Humidifier with humidistats automatically shut on and off when the moisture level in the room changes. Using humidifier without humidistat may cause discomfort to keep the right humidity.

Room Size and Working Hours

In addition, make sure to take into consideration the working hours and coverage area of the chosen humidifier Operation with full water tank should not last less than 12 hours. Otherwise, you'd need to constantly keep an eye on it and refill reservoir. Since the amount of water that must evaporate to maintain the desired moisture level depends on the area, 3-gallon tanks are more preferable for larger rooms. However, for the rooms of 500-600 sq. feet the most suitable capacity would be of 1-1.5 gallons.

Extras

Some humidifier also have specific extra features that come in helpful in use. Generally, you'll see such common features as automatic shut-off, on/off timer, water indicator, humidistat and variable intensity levels. They are all provided for comfort of a user.

How to:

Sources:

1. Humidifier, Wikipedia. August 9, 2016.

2. Kristina Duda Choosing the Right Humidifier Share, Verywell. August 29, 2016.

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