Having a good humidifier in the house helps achieve a comfortable indoor condensation level that helps in better breathing and is also good for the skin. Experts recommend that people keep the humidity levels in their houses between 30 and 50%.
Dry air causes dry and flaky skin in both adults and children. It could also result in sinus problems or asthma in children and adults. A humidifier helps add moisture back to the house, especially during winter when the air is cold and dry.
People have to choose the best humidifiers for the best humidity in their houses. To choose the best, one has to consider cost, ease of setting up, intuitiveness of its controls, ease of maintenance, cleaning and filling, energy consumption, sound levels, tank capacity, and how long it takes for the tank to empty.
Finally, they need to choose whether they want cool or warm mist humidifiers. Warm mist humidifiers humidify the air by using heat to vaporize the water, while cool mist versions pump out the cold water using high-frequency vibrations or a fan and filter.
Warm mist humidifiers humidify spaces faster, but cool mist humidifiers are safer for people with pets and children at home. There are many brands making humidifiers in the market, making it hard for homeowners to choose.
1 - Levoit Classic 300s Smart Ultrasonic
Levoit says this humidifier has the ability to run up to 60 hours when set at the lowest mist levels. One main advantage is that since it is a cool-mist humidifier, it is quiet, and people can run it at night without any distractions. The humidifier also comes with an optional built-in nightlight, and people can set them on their bedsides.
Homeowners can connect the humidifier to an app, Google Assistant, or Alexa for hands-free or remote controls. There are also scheduling options and an auto mode, which prompts the humidifier to adjust mist levels according to the owner’s preferred levels. It comes with a transparent tank, which allows the owner to tell how much water is left. Owners can refill the tank via an opening at the top, and there is a tray where they can add essential oils.
2 - Dyson Am10 Humidifier
This is a perfect humidifier for people with asthma or family members with asthma. Asthma and allergy foundation of America has certified this humidifier as asthma and allergy-friendly. This cool-mist humidifier has ultraviolet light technology, which helps eliminate 99.9% of bacteria in the water before dispensing mist into the room.
It also has an intelligent climate control feature that helps maintain a steady humidity level without over-humidifying the room, which could be dangerous for people with asthma. The humidifier is small and compact and also easy to assemble, clean, and refill. The transparent tank makes it easy for owners to identify water levels, avoid over-filling it, and know when to refill it.
3 - Crane Ultrasonic
This is a cool mist humidifier. It comes in 16 different kid-friendly designs like alien and unicorn themes, which makes it a perfect addition to kids' rooms. It runs quietly, which means that there is no chance of it waking up the child as they sleep. It has a one-gallon tank and humidifies rooms of up to 500 square feet. It is equipped with an auto shut-off sensor, which automatically turns it off anytime the water levels get extremely low. That way, homeowners do not have to monitor it often, and they do not have to worry about it breaking down. This fun humidifier is easy to set up, fill, and clean.
4 - Mistaire Pure Enrichment
With its quiet operation and compact design, owners might forget you have a humidifier in the house once they set it up. If they actually forget about it, it has an auto shut-off feature that turns it off whenever the water levels get low, or the tank becomes misaligned.
The humidifier has a transparent tank, which makes it easy for owners to realize when they need to refill it. Its one-button operation makes it very intuitive to use, and it has a backlight which makes it easy for people to see it in the dark in case they need to adjust the mist levels.
One of the downsides about this humidifier is that it has a medium-sized tank opening, which makes it hard for people to clean. However, it comes with a cleaning brush that easily fits through the opening, making it easier.