Humidifiers Review

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With so many different brands, products and types of humidifiers on the market, you can easily get overwhelmed by the amount of choice that you have.

To make your decision a little easier, we have taken the time to  review a selection of  best-selling humidifiers as well as a few of our own personal favorites.

We’ve taken the time to truly examine these appliances to give you the best possible honest and useful reviews.




Working to add moisture back into the air of your home, especially during cold and dry months, a humidifier offers homeowners numerous health, home and beauty benefits. Here are some of the main benefits of getting a humidifier into your home:

Preventing colds
Reducing nose bleeds
Moisturizing your skin
Reducing snoring
Preserves your voice
Helps prevent breakouts
Helps you sleep more comfortably
Hydrates indoor plants
Prevents wooden furnishings from cracking and chipping.




You should use a humidifier whenever excessively low humidity occurs in order to achieve a healthier balance of moisture in a room or building. Moisture in a room is essential for staying healthy and can help alleviate dry skin, chapped lips, cough symptoms and more. Most homes will suffer from an imbalance of moisture, especially during winter months, and so most people can benefit from purchasing a humidifier for their home.

Easy To Use Humidifiers

We’ve taken an unbiased look at some of the world’s top-selling humidifiers. From quality to performance, we will tell you both the good and bad that these appliances have to offer.

Honeywell Cool Moisture Console Humidifier

1 (15)Designed to humidify much larger spaces, The Honeywell Cool Moisture Console Humidifier provides relief for the discomfort caused by dry air conditions. It can service an area of up to 1,900 square feet and is perfect for areas such as the lounge, dining room or larger bedrooms.  As with most Honeywell products, this humidifier has lasted for a number of years and has a commendable client relations service.



ReMEDies Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier

If durability, versatility and design are anything to go by,  then the ReMEDies Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifierrightfully holds its position as one of the better humidifiers in its price range.



Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier with Auto Shut–Off

Having long been associated with a number one nasal congestion reliever, Vicks has expanded into creating their own line of humidifiers. The humidifier provides relief from the discomfort of coughs and colds. Unlike its other highly successful products, the Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier has received many mixed reviews from customers.


Honeywell Filter Free Warm Moisture Humidifier

Having built a name for themselves as one of the most reputable brands in electronics, Honeywell have recently released a filter-free warm moisture humidifier.  The sleek, modern design available in black is the perfect humidifier for a medium sized room. Its small size makes it easy to transport and place on a desk at home or in the office.



URPOWER 2nd Version Essential Oil

Being the second generation of this specific model of humidifiers, Urpower Ultrasonic Aroma Essential Oil Diffuserhas been upgraded to perform superiorly to the first generation. With a better design, better functionality and improved efficiency, the URPOWER 2nd Version is more than just a humidifier in your home.


The simplest type of humidifier is an evaporative humidifier (also known as a wick humidifier). This type of humidifier consists of just three major parts: a fan, a wick and a reservoir.

An evaporative humidifier will suck air into the unit using its internal fan. This air will then pass along a water-saturated wick filter which has absorbed water from the reservoir. Once this process has taken place and the air is moist, it will then be pushed back out into the room to circulate and give the room a better balance of humidity in the air.

Advantages of an Evaporative Humidifier:

Cost efficient
Easy to use
Covers large areas relatively easily



Ultrasonic humidifiers forgo the use of a fan in favor of an ultrasonic vibrating diaphragm. This diaphragm vibrates at an ultrasonic frequency. The water that is stored in the unit is then disrupted and broken up by the fans powerful, supersonic movements. This then creates extremely fine water droplets that leave the humidifier (usually by a tiny fan) as an invisible mist. The humid air is then pushed around the room to create a much healthier balance of humidity.

Advantages of an Ultrasonic Humidifier

  • Quiet
  • Uses very little electricity
  • Do not need replacement filters



Another type of humidifier is the warm mist humidifier (also know as a vaporizer or a steam humidifier). A warm mist humidifier is useful when you want to stay warm during cold months. They heat the water in the reservoir to boiling until it vaporizes. The heat moves the moisturized air around the room, meaning the warmth of the room is maintained and the level of moisture improved. On top of this, if you’re feeling under the weather you can add a medicated inhalant to the steam vapor in order to help reduce the impact of your cough.

Advantages of a Warm Mist Humidifier

  • Durable
  • Keeps room warm
  • No mineral build up

Warm mist humidifiers do come with potential risks for children thanks to the risk of burning themselves on the device, and the change in atmosphere could cause some unexpected discomfort for a child.



A cool mist humidifier (also known as an impeller humidifier) gives out room temperature air, meaning unlike the warm mist humidifier, it can be used all-year round. This humidifier has a rotating disc that shoots water at a diffuser. This diffuser then breaks the water into miniscule droplets that will float into the air.

Advantages of a Cold Mist Humidifier

  • Safer for children an
  • Cost efficient
  • Can be used all year round

Humidifiers Best For Your Bedroom

Air O Swiss 7147 Ultrasonic Humidifier

Researching reviews online can be a tiresome exercise. I went through many, many reviews searching for the right humidifier for my home and finally settled on the Air O Swiss 7147 Ultrasonic Humidifier. I went with it because most people said it was extremely quiet, and I thought it was slightly more attractive than other humidifiers I saw, which tend to be cumbersome, white and kind of ugly.


PureGuardian® H4610 120-Hour Ultrasonic Humidifiers

The PureGuardian Ultrasonic Humidifier is, quite simply, one of the best humidifiers on the market. This humidifier comes with patented technology that fights mold and bacteria buildup in the tank. Not only that, but it’s extremely easy to use and has both warm and cool mist options.



Vornado Ultra3 Ultrasonic Humidifier

If you are looking for a humidifier for a large space then the Vornado Ultra3 Ultrasonic Humidifier is a great option. Thanks to its unique combination of both ultrasonic technology and fan power, it can quickly fill a room with moisture and has a great range.



PowerPure 3000 Ultrasonic Humidifier

The PowerPure 3000 is comfortably one of the best ultrasonic humidifiers on the market, and leads the way in our Top 10 Ultrasonic Humidifiers countdown. Little wonder, since the model excels in almost every area.



PureGuardian® H1610 100-Hour Ultrasonic Humidifier

The PureGuardian® H1610 100-Hour Ultrasonic Humidifier is extremely quiet, easy to use and very light and easy to carry around. I was looking for a humidifier that I could use all over the house at different times, and I’ve been very satisfied with this purchase.

Humidifiers Best For Maintaining

Bionaire Ultrasonic Filter-Free Tower Humidifier, BUL7933CT

The digital screen is a very nice feature. The buttons are intuitive and I was able to figure out all of the controls within a few seconds. Many of the humidifiers available look somewhat “medical”, which is not appealing when it’s going to be sitting in my living room. This thing is even more stylish than it looks in the picture. It even has button to turn the digital screen off, in case you have it in your bedroom and don’t want the extra light.


Rowenta Intense Aqua Control Humidifier

Keeping the right balance of humidity in your home is essential during dry winter months and blazing summers. Dry air can cause nosebleeds, coughs, cracked lips and much more, so increasing the levels of moisture in the air can alleviate these troubles and leave you with a warm, healthy glow. The Rowenta Intense Aqua Control Humidifier helps you to achieve a healthier living environment in your home by maintaining a healthy humidity level.

Humidifiers Best For Large Spaces

Aprilaire 500M – Bypass Humidifier 12 GPD with Manual Humidistat
aprilaire_500_photo1Almost immediately after installing the Aprilaire 500m I noticed a distinct difference around the house. This unit is excellent value and was absolutely superbly. My home is around 1100 square feet, and this humidifier has had no trouble making the whole place a little more comfortable. In fact, if I’m not mistaken, this unit can work in homes of up to 3000 square feet.


PowerPure 2000 Ultrasonic Humidifier
We really love the way the PowerPure 2000 Ultrasonic Humidifier looks. It has a unique design that I’ve never seen before, and my friends when they pop over always comment on how neat it looks. It’s also very compact which makes it easy to carry around – another bonus I was looking for.


Honeywell HE300A1005 – TrueEASE Fan Powered Humidifier 18 GPD with Automatic HumidiPRO Humidistat

The Honeywell HCM-350 is ultra-quiet. This humidifier does not have an automatic shut-off control. While it is larger than some other humidifiers, this device is very quiet, and it offers clean and cool mist for your home.


Aprilaire 400M – Bypass FlowThru Humidifier 17 GPD with Manual Humidistat

Aprilaire produces whole home solutions that seek to improve the living conditions in your home.

The company began in 1954, introducing whole home humidifiers that, at the time, were industry changing. Today the company claims to “lead the way in delivering whole home indoor quality solutions”. Aprilaire products are certainly reliable, and the Aprilaire 400M is no different from what I have experienced. This a bypass humidifier, so check your house is compatible with this option.

The company began in 1954, introducing whole home humidifiers that, at the time, were industry changing. Today the company claims to “lead the way in delivering whole home indoor quality solutions”. Aprilaire products are certainly reliable, and the Aprilaire 400M is no different from what I have experienced. This a bypass humidifier, so check your house is compatible with this option.%MCEPASTEBIN%

Humidifiers Best For Small Homes

Aprilaire 350 – Self Contained Humidifier

Like the Aprilaire Model 360 Humidifier, the Aprilaire Model 350 Humidifier is designed for homes with radiators or baseboard heating systems, rather than homes with forced air heating. It is the most basic of the Aprilaire models, but will help you achieve comfort throughout your home provided you are living in a small to medium sized place of up to 3000 square meters, like me. This humidifier also requires water, electricity and access to a drain to run, and so will be ideally placed in a closet or laundry room.


Aprilaire 400 Humidifier from Bypass – 17 GPD with Automatic Digital Humidistat

The Aprilaire 400 is for use in a home up to 3000 square feet. It’s a powerful unit that really has no trouble reaching the whole house. Best of all, as mentioned, the model’s efficient water usage means that, unlike other humidifiers I’ve looked at, this one does not drain water. The machine stops the water flow when a cup in the unit gets filled on the bottom. Other units will keep this water flow going even when there is no need.



Aprilaire 360 – Self Contained Humidifier

Self contained humidifiers are for when your house does not have a central forced hot air heating system. The Aprilaire 360 is built with a fan inside the unit. The 360 will mount with its backside on your wall in your closet or laundry room or somewhere similar (be sure there is a drain nearby). Here it has access to electrics and drainage, and the front end can face elsewhere in your house and emit humid-controlled air around your house.

Best Germ Defense Humidifiers

PureGuardian® H1610 100-Hour Ultrasonic Humidifier

The PureGuardian® H1610 100-Hour Ultrasonic Humidifier offers both warm mist and cold mist settings, which is fantastic because it means I can use the humidifier during winter or summer. Where I live, we tend to get extremes with weather and so the air can be dry during these times of year. If you have children you might want to consider keeping this humidifier out of the way if you have it on warm mist setting, as the heat of the unit and the mist when it leaves immediately can be hot and your child could burn themselves.


Holmes Smart Wifi-Enabled WeMo Whole Home Humidifier, HCM3888C
The AIRCARE® 13 Gallon Evaporative Console Humidifier is a beautifully designed humidifier that will look great in your home. It is extremely easy to use thanks to a digital touch screen that will help you adjust your console, or simply choose an automatic setting that will humidify your home to the best level.


Air O Swiss U200 Ultrasonic Humidifier

The Air O Swiss U200 Ultrasonic Humidifier provides humidification for areas up to 430 square feet. From what I understand this isn’t the greatest range for a humidifier, but since this is a table top humidifier that you will most likely be using for a small room, it does not really cause a problem.


AIRCARE® Decor Series 12 Gallon EA1201 Console Humidifier
The AIRCARE® Decor Series 12 Gallon EA1201 Console Humidifier is an evaporative, cold mist humidifier for your entire home. With a coverage of up to 2500 square feet, this high capacity humidifier is suitable for large space.


Air O Swiss 7142 Ultrasonic Humidifier

Air O Swiss are one of the most reliable names on the market and the Air O Swiss 7142 Ultrasonic Humidifier keeps the tradition of sold, great looking humidifiers alive. This is one of the priciest of their models, but I bought it because I trust the brand deeply and wanted one of their top models for my home.


PureGuardian® H4610 120-Hour Ultrasonic Humidifiers
The PureGuardian® H1610 100-Hour Ultrasonic Humidifier is extremely quiet, easy to use and very light and easy to carry around. I was looking for a humidifier that I could use all over the house at different times, and I’ve been very satisfied with this purchase.