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 couch. The built-in aroma box enables you to use it as an aroma diffuser.
Rather big for a tabletop model.
The Levoit LV600HH ultrasonic humidifier boasts a wide functionality and quiet operation and comes with a generous space container enabling it to produce mist up to 36 hours. A great option for large spaces.
Ultrasonic Warm and Cool Mist Humidifier
Touch panel control and remote control; cool mist (3 levels), humidity level, timer (1-12 hours), warm mist (3 levels), smart auto mode
Up to 70 m²
Up to 36 hours
360° degree dual nozzle
Aroma box (comes with 2 extra aroma pads and absorption pads)
Waterless auto shut-off
It's a decent device that performs the functions of a purifier, moisturizer, ionizer, nebulizer and aroma diffuser. It offers whisper-quiet operation and features an automatic shut-off function.
The power indicator is a bit too bright and might get annoying in the night time.
If you value not only functionality but also style, the Aennon Cool Mist will be your best choice. It has a nice design and comes with LED and mist control. A perfect moisturiser for improving the quality of your sleep.
Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier
Easy-to-adjust control knob, LED On/Off button
High-quality stone filter
~ Up to 25 m²
Up to 10 hours
Aroma diffuser (includes 3x scented sachets)
Built-in 7 colour LED night light
The stylish design blends perfectly with every home decor
360° degree nozzle
30-day money back guarantee
The Levoit humidifier features the Spiral Air Duct technology. Thanks to that, the mist will evenly spread across the room and won't settle on the floor and furniture.
A bit too lightweight. Hence, not that steady.
The Levoit company offers a compact and stylish humidifier. It comes at a relatively low price tag and can not only humidify the air but also act as a diffuser. It is easy to fill and clean. Because of the compact size, it will be a great option for small rooms.
Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier
Electronic control, Cool mist (3 levels), Sleep mode
Up to 20 hours
Spiral Air-Duct technology
Top-fill design, can be used with essential oils
Easy access to clean-up
Quiet operation (28 dB)
Auto shut-off when empty
This model comes with a separate 24V/1A power adapter that makes it more convenient to use than traditional humidifiers. Also included is a detachable power cord and handle which allow for carrying the unit hassle-free.
When there is a little water in the tank, the device starts producing whirring noise.
The Homasy 589AWUK has the working speed of 180 ml/h, which makes it ideal for small and average-sized rooms. Thanks to the innovative 45° titled and 360° rotating head, it can produce steam very quickly and efficiently fill the whole room with mist in mere seconds.
Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier
Easily adjust control knob, LED indicator
Up to 28 m²
Up to 30 hours
45° titled and 360° rotating nozzle
Optional night light
24V/1A independent power adapter
Detachable power cord
28 dB low noise level
92 mm opening
Auto shut-off when tank is empty
Arc-shaped handle with anti-slip grooves
With the full tank, this humidifier can work for up to 55 hours. This means you only have to fill it once in two days, which makes the use of the device more hassle-free.
Cleaning is challenging as you need a tiny brush to thoroughly clean all the small spaces.
The Elechomes Top-Fill Ultrasonic Humidifier is a high-performance machine with a powerful 600 ml/hr output that may become the best choice for large spaces. It can not only improve the humidity level in your room but also purify the air. Plus, it doubles as an aroma diffuser.
Ultrasonic Warm and Cool Mist Humidifier
Touch panel control, Remote control. 2 mist settings, Sleep mode, Timer (1-12 hours)
Up to 70 m²
Up to 55 hours
Dual 360° degree rotating nozzles
Top fill design
Optional night light
32 dB low noise level (20 dB on Sleep mode)
Automatic safety switch-off
Making the Future Accessible
Waking up coughing, with a stuffy nose, isn’t fun, especially if you have children. For them, more than for anybody else, the quality of air is very important. So if you want to protect your family and children from the negative effect of dry climate and make your living space more comfortable - consider the Levoit LV600HH. This humidifier for bedroom can make a big difference in the quality of your surrounding environment.
Though this model looks very hi-tech, using it is very simple due to its straightforward controls. You have three intensity settings in cold and warm modes and about 20-36 hours of runtime for misting. Choosing the settings is easy and can be done either via a sensitive control panel or with a remote control that comes together with the unit. If you've ever had one of those mornings where you just want to snuggle up instead of getting out of bed, the remote controls are a godsend. Also, you’ve got an auto mode that can automatically disperse the mist depending on the value of humidity level in your room. The convenient feature is that you can actually see how humid your room is owing to a built-in hygrometer, and adjust the settings accordingly. This is important as you don't want to overhumidify your home or you might have wallpaper peeling off and wooden doorframes absorbing excess moisture. Luckily, the Levoit LV600HH makes the adjustment process easy so you don't run the risk of mixing up the numbers and waking up in a home with dried out air either.
Warm Mist Humidifier for Large Spaces
With the effective coverage of 70 square meters, the Levoit LV600HH is the perfect choice if you want to moisturize a large sitting room, office, or your whole house. That kind of coverage might be a tad of an overkill for big rooms but it's best to overdo it than to leave your home with dry air.
This model has a large reservoir with 6L capacity and can produce up to 500 ml of mist per hour. Plus, you have an option to add your favourite essential oils to the aroma box at the base of the unit if your goal is not only to kill lingering bacteria but also fill your house with pleasant odours. Just be careful when taking out the reservoir for a refill, it's lodged pretty snugly in the body of the device. If there's some water left in it, you risk pulling too hard and spilling it on yourself and the humidifier itself.
In all, among the humidifiers we reviewed, this one is the best choice for large spaces. It’s also the most appropriate choice for those who’re suffering from nasal problems and can’t sleep well.
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Aennon Cool Mist
Improve Your Health
If you've noticed that your place lacks humidity, what you need is a good humidifier. And the Aennon CoolMist can be the right choice for you. The device doesn't raise the temperature in the room, stays cool, and produces only cool mist, which makes it a safe option for nurseries and bedrooms where your children sleep. Even if your kid happened to tip it over, it wouldn't cause any harm or burns, as the unit doesn't produce heat at all. Placing the Aennon CoolMist in the room where your family sleeps will not only improve the quality of air but also help moisturize your skin, improve physical condition and mental health, as well as help relieve many unpleasant cold symptoms such as running nose, flue, cough, etc. You will also be able to use the Aennon CoolMist as a nightlight. It comes with 7 colourful LEDs so you can choose the best one to create a soothing and calming atmosphere in your room.
The elongated shape and stylish design of the Aennon Cool Mist humidifier blend perfectly well with just about any interior. Set it in your living room, office, bedroom or nursery, select the mist flow, and enjoy the soothing atmosphere of your house. Thanks to the built-in diffusion option, you can use it with essential oils, too. Just add a few drops of your favourite oil and add fragrance to the air of your room. People suffering from respiratory conditions often use the Aennon Cool Mist as a nebulizer. They add medicine instead of oils and inhale it with the steam.
No More Foreign Odours in Your Room
Thanks to a 2.8-litre capacity, the Aennon Cool Mist humidifier can work continuously for solid ten hours, which, despite being not the longest operating time, is sufficient for humidifying the air for the length of the whole night. When the reservoir empties, the device stops working automatically. The Aennon Cool Mist is good not only at keeping the air moist, it's also efficient at reducing unpleasant odours and killing bacteria in the air. Simply rotate the nozzle 360 degrees to humidify the air in the direction you need.
One other thing you will surely like about the Aennon Cool Mist humidifier is its whisper-quiet operation. Even if you place it next to your bed, it won't interfere with your sleep.
The only disadvantage of this model is that the power indicator is a bit too bright, so it may be annoying at night. Other than that, you should not have any issues with it.
To conclude, if you are looking for a humidifier that will be not only functional but also aesthetically pleasing, we suggest you consider the Aennon Cool Mist humidifier. It's one of the best home humidifiers which deftly combines performance, aesthetics and practical features.
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For Small Rooms
Those who are seeking an affordable humidifier that would have a decent performance should take a closer look at the Levoit Humidifier for Home Bedroom. It won't take much space but will make breathing much easier.
This device will work best when placed in medium-sized and small rooms (10-24 m²) since the capacity of the water reservoir makes 1.8 litres only. Still, that will be enough for 20 hours of non-stop use. When it's time to refill the unit, you will be able to do that with no spills thanks to a top-fill design. You just need to remove the lid and pour water directly into the reservoir. When there is no water left, the humidifier will turn off automatically, thus, preventing overheating and prolonging the service life correspondingly.
Also, such a smart design allows for keeping the water tank clean with ease. Since this humidifier doesn’t have water filters, you need to do cleanups regularly.
Next, we really like that this humidifier can not only keep the optimal humidity level in the room but also diffuse nice aromas. It is compatible with essential oils, so your house will smell heavenly. Adding oils is just as easy as adding water.
Spiral Air Duct Technology
Moving on, we would like to stress that this humidifier is completely safe to use in any household. If you have furniture with tender upholstery or lots of electronics, have no worries. Thanks to the Spiral Air Duct technology, the mist from the humidifier will evenly spread across the room without settling anywhere.
As for the controls, this model features electronic ones. There is an On/Off button as well as 3 buttons for selecting cool mist levels. This device also features a Sleep Mode, in which it turns the light off and works almost completely quiet, making sure you can sleep tight all night long. That being said, in a regular mode, it doesn't produce much noise too, with its operating noise level not exceeding 28 dB even when used on the highest setting, so you can be sure its operation won't bother you.
Lastly, this model from Levoit looks quite stylish. It has a sleek rounded design in a classy white colour and is made of BPA-free plastic, meaning it is safe to use even in a kid’s room. The only issue you may have with its unit is that it's lightweight and not very stable when empty, so it's important to be careful with it in order not to knock it over accidentally.
In the end, the Levoit Humidifier for Home Bedroom is an affordable model that will keep the perfect humidity level in your home. For the price, it shows great performance and is durable enough to last you a long time (backed by a 2-year warranty).
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If you or some of your family members suffer from any kind of breathing problems, allergies, or simply live in a climate with low humidity, the Homasy 589AWUK can become a perfect solution. It is a functional and easy-to-carry device that will be able to normalize the humidity level in any corner of your house.
First and foremost, the humidifier comes fitted with a decent power supply - a separate adapter that is situated on the outside of the unit. Such an adapter tends to be more reliable than the built-in ones. Along with the included power cord, it can be disconnected from the unit itself for easy carrying. By the way, the model also has a built-in handle that allows for moving the device from one room to another. The handle is fitted with special anti-slip grooves, so you will be able to securely hold the device even with its water tank being completely full.
Speaking of which, the capacity of the reservoir makes 2.2 litres, which is enough for about 30 hours of continuous work in a middle-sized room. When there is little water left in the tank, the device will start making a whizzing noise. Though some users might find that sound a bit annoying, it is a useful add-on that indicates when the device needs a refill. That said, if you don't add water and the unit gets empty, it will shut off automatically, so there's no risk of overheat. The wide opening on the neck of the humidifier makes the process of refilling very quick and spills-free.
Functional Tilted Head
Moving on to the efficiency, we would like to note that this cool-mist device is able to normalize the humidity level very quickly. It turns water into the mist with a speed of 180 ml/h. You can adjust the needed power with a knob on the front of the appliance. The other great thing about it that greatly impacts its performance is the fact that its head is 45° titled and can rotate 360°, so you can direct the steam flow wherever you want.
The advantages of the Homasy 589AWUK do not end here though. Aside from the mentioned features, this model boasts a whisper-quiet operation that doesn’t exceed 28 dB so you can place it next to your bed or in a nursery and worry not that it might disturb your rest. Also, it has a built-in light which emits a gentle blue glow and can double as a nightlight.
To wrap the whole thing up, anyone who wants to improve the quality of air at home and breathe freely without having to shell out a lot of money should take a closer at the Homasy 589AWUK Humidifier. While coming at a more than reasonable price, this unit has great functionality and is ideal for small to mid-sized rooms.
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Elechomes 5.5L Top-Fill Ultrasonic
Capacious Water Tank
If you need a device to control a humidity level in a really spacious living room or any other large room, we highly suggest taking a look at the Elechomes Top-Fill Ultrasonic Humidifier. This mighty and functional appliance can significantly improve the quality of the air in your room within the shortest time.
The first thing that makes this humidifier an attention-worthy option is the fact it is fitted with a super-capacious water reservoir. More precisely, it can be filled with 5.5 litres of water, which makes it almost two times bigger than its rivals. Thanks to this big reservoir, the machine is able to work for up to 55 hours non-stop, meaning you only need to add water once in two days. We also would like to note that the refill process is a breeze thanks to its top-fill design.
Moving on, this humidifier combines the benefits of both cool and warm mist. Warm mist is more efficient when it comes to fighting germs since it neutralises them fast and efficiently, while cool mist may come in handy during the summer months as it can not only increase the level of humidity but also make the air cooler. The dual 360° rotating nozzles help spread the air evenly across pretty large rooms in a very short time.
The control panel of this humidifier is situated on the front panel. Although the unit offers a lot of different functions, the controls are pretty simple and intuitive as there is a separate button for each function. Since the sensor buttons are very easy to press, there is also a child lock feature that prevents kids from messing up the settings. Plus, the set features a remote that allows for controlling the device from the distance.
Apart from being a cool and warm mist humidifier, this model can also be used as an aroma diffuser and a night light. It has a special compartment with a filter where you can add your favourite essential oils and enjoy the aromatherapy.
The other convenient extra is the Sleep mode. Thanks to it, you will be able to sleep soundly while the device will be working and preventing the humidity level from dropping down. The noise level in this mode doesn’t rise above 20 dB (it is around 30 dB in standard mode), and the lights on the body go off completely.
Bottom line, the Elechomes Ultrasonic Humidifier is a functional appliance for large rooms that will be useful all year round. Packed with multiple handy features, it can become a great addition to your home or office.
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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 a range of 40-60% to provide a favourable 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 well humidified, buying a humidifier is the best solution. A humidifier is a special device, designed to moisturise rooms with too dry air. Usually, humidifiers offer some other functions aimed to improve living conditions - they can warm and cool the air, clean it off from harmful impurities, dissipate unpleasant odours, etc. When a humidifier is on, it’s important to keep windows and doors shut otherwise its efficiency will be reduced by times.
In our review, you can find some of the best humidifiers for home use that will improve the air quality in your room. Also, you may be interested in dehumidifiers, special devices used for solving high humidity problems.
What Features to Compare
Types and Control
By the time you've made up your mind to buy a humidifier, you should decide which one is going to be best for your home. There are basically three types of humidifiers: warm mist, cold mist and ultrasonic humidifiers. And this is where you may want to learn more about each of them closely:
- Warm mist humidifiers are worldwide spread and simple in use. Their operation is very similar to kitchen kettles. Firstly, they boil the water and then, when the water changes to vapour, moisturise the room. For preventive effects, you can add a few drops of your favourite essential oils to the unit to fill the place with fresh, fragrant aromas. In this way, not only will you enjoy beautiful scents but also take advantage of health therapy.
- Cool mist humidifiers are also popular. They work by means of cool evaporation, which appears in the result of the natural process when water turns into a gas. Along with air humidification, cool mist humidifiers clean the air from dust and germs, making them a good option for households with allergy suffers. Such humidifiers are also safe to use and very easy to maintain.
- Ultrasonic humidifiers create fine mist by using vibrations generated inside the unit. Further on, they use cartridge filters which allow them to not only moisturise the air but also remove fine dust particles and germs. Typically, all humidifiers of this type are made with a heat-resistant casing that stays cool to the touch during use, which eliminates the risk of hand burns. Among the three, ultrasonic humidifiers are the most effective at humidifying large spaces.
Water Filter and Humidistat
Another thing worth checking is if the humidifier's equipped with a water filter and a humidistat. Water filters affect the unit performance by allowing it to not only make the air in your room more humid but also remove all kinds of harmful bacteria, germs, viruses and admixtures, ensuring that you and your family breathe clean air. These filters are usually removable and can be changed throughout the use. That being said, in ultrasonic humidifiers, for example, cartridge filters do not need replacement at all. A humidistat is another useful add-on. It allows controlling the moisture level in your room by automatically switching the device off when the optimal level is reached, thus saving you the need to make any adjustments to the settings manually.
Room Size and Working Hours
Further on, make sure to consider the working hours and coverage area of the chosen humidifier. The longer the device can last on one refill, the less often you'll need to add water to the tank. Generally, if you're looking for a humidifier to place in areas up to 20-40 square metres, a capacity of 3-5 litres will be enough. For larger spaces though, it's best to opt for devices with a 5-litre tank or more.
Finally, consider extra features included in the humidifier. Though in most of these devices these features will be pretty standard, including automatic shut-off, on/off timer, water indicator, you can also find models fitted with more advanced extras, which may include a humidistat as well as compatibility with essential oils and the option to change intensity levels during operation. All these features can greatly add to the convenience of use.
Did you know?
Although humidifiers might not seem like the most necessary device for a home, the lack of humidity, as well as an excess of it, can really cause some problems. The results will be particularly bad for people with skin issues or asthma. But how could something as minor and literally invisible as the humidity level cause so much trouble? Well, let’s take a close look at what humidity can do to you and your home.
Soak It Up
Those who have a lot of wooden surfaces or objects in their homes would do well to buy a humidifier as soon as possible. That’s because wood tends to absorb any excess moisture in the air, which might be good in forests where trees need nourishment but poses a problem for houses. If you’ve ever had trouble opening your bathroom door due to it getting stuck then you’ve faced humidity-soaked wood already. As the material soaks up moisture, it expands and this leads door frames to block your way and small objects to crack or lose their shape.
Rust In Peace
It’s a pretty obvious one but still bears mentioning. If metal surfaces in your home are constantly unpleasantly moist or even beginning to rust, your humidity levels are far beyond where they should be. Though rust is often prevented via special coatings and more, it’s best to just keep humidity reasonable instead of proofing your home in an endless battle against it.
A New Life Begins
Though the title might make it seem like we’re talking about something pleasant, we’re actually referring to how easy mites and mould breed in high humidity. That’s the reason why bathrooms must have ventilation systems and why homes with excessive humidity levels often develop a certain unpleasant odour. If you want your home to smell nice and have nothing living in it except for your family, you’d better keep that humidity in check.
In the House a Desert
Now, we’ve surveyed what high humidity can do. But that doesn’t mean excessively dry air is much better. What problems that side of the spectrum cause? Well, how about dry throat, coughing, and fragile hair strands. And that’s not all as low humidity is one of the top causes of skin conditions as well as chapped lips. Those who give a lot of attention to their looks still manage to forget about this, which leads to people sinking money into skin care products when all they need is a humidifier.
The Golden Standard
It’s no secret that the desired level of humidity lies between 40 and 60 percent depending on your skin type, time of the year, and a few other factors. However, that’s not always easy to maintain and many people have been asking if you can go a bit askew from this level and how dire the consequences would be. While a 5 percent decrease might not seem like much of an issue, even going down to 30 or up to 70 percent will certainly wreak havoc on your body and your belongings. If you don’t have access to a humidifier, whether because yours is broken or still hasn’t arrived, it might help to keep your windows open, burn candles, or at least run a fan to keep the air circulating in the room.
Q: How often should I refill my humidifier?
A: It depends on how much water the tank can hold. The more capacity it has the longer it will work. But most of the humidifiers should be refilled once every 10 or 20 hours if you are going to use them all day long.
A: It depends. Those humidifiers with ultrasonic technology provide very quiet work. Actually, they are the quietest, since they produce ultrasonic waves at a very high frequency which we cannot hear. Humidifiers without such technology are slightly louder but not that much. You still will be able to sleep or work and don’t get distracted by the noise.
Q: Can I add essential oils to a humidifier?
A: You can add them only if a humidifier has a special pad for oils. Learn the information before buying a device. However, if your humidifier doesn’t have a pad, we don’t recommend adding an essential oil directly into the water tank, as it won’t really give you scented mist but might damage its parts.
A: No. You will have to buy them separately.
Q: Are a vaporizer and a humidifier the same?
A: They have the same purpose but different working principles. A vaporizer heats water to get hot mist, whereas a humidifier uses fans that create cool mist. Therefore, a cool mist is safe for a nursery, since it eliminates any burn risks.
A: In general it should be between 30-50%. If the level is below 30%, it can provoke spread of flue gems in the air. Whereas, if you setup humidity level over 50% it can provoke mould growth.
A: Nothing, as all humidifiers have an automatic shut-off which gets activated when the water runs low.
Q: Can I add salt to any humidifier?
A: On no account add salt to any humidifier. Salt can reduce its lifespan, clog filters and deteriorate its working process.
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