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10 Best Humidifiers 2017

10 Best Humidifiers 2017

10 Best Humidifiers 2017

Having proper humidity levels in your home / cabin / cottage is one of the most overlooked, the most important, and the easiest ways to maintain a comfortable and healthy house environment. If you live where you get winters, and especially long winters, you know full well how incredibly dry the air can get when the cold winter winds blow.

Not only is proper humidity levels very important for human health, it is also extremely important for all of the wood furniture, flooring, structure, etc. for your cabin or home. Improper humidity, either too dry or too humid, wreaks havoc on anything that is made of wood.

Many people just set out some humidifiers in different rooms and let it go at that. That is a mistake, and with just a little know-how you can find the right humidifier for you, and know how to master the humidity in your home, cabin, or cottage.

Proper humidity levels in the air is very beneficial to your heating costs as well, as humid air maintains heat much better than dry air.

Whole House Humidity Care

First, if you have a whole house humidifier, do yourself a favor and Google the name of your make and model along with the words “maintenance” or “cleaning”.  If you are out in the woods or the country, your water could be relatively hard, and you will need to take extra care to clean out our whole house humidifier. More often than not, a mixture of vinegar and distilled water will do the trick. Next, get yourself a large supply of the whole house humidifier filters that you will need. Don’t buy only as you need, they are cheap, so stock up. Finally, look up the recommended replacement schedule on your system. Add a reminder in your phone’s calendar app, in your email, or any other way that you can set and forget. If you forget to change your filter, and / or forget to clean out your whole house humidifier it can get clogged and your electric bills will skyrocket!

Humidity Meters

Don’t forget this step: get yourself a number of humidity monitors and place them around your place. The one we recommend shows the temperature and the humidity levels, so you can not only see the humidity levels of different rooms, but also the temperature. This is important to see how efficient your air is flowing.

ThermoPro TP50 Digital Hygrometer Indoor Thermometer Humidity Monitor with Temperature Humidity Gauge

With highly accurate temperature readings (±2~3%RH and ±1°F) and a wide temperature range from -58°F to 158°F (-50°C ~ 70°C), humidity range from 10% to 99% RH, the humidity meter TP50 is the perfect household device to keep you and your family’s living conditions optimal. Not just reliable readings, the temperature and humidity monitor is equipped to give you daily updates on the record humidity/temperature high and low of any given day, allowing you to compare the current readings to those of the past. Another convenient feature is the unit with extremely sensitive humidity sensor will quickly inform you of the comfort level (DRY, COMFORTABLE, WET) in the room based off the humidity. The digital hygrometer TP50 is easily portable and has a stand for table top use or a magnet if you wish to have your device attached to a household appliance!

Find the Best Humidifier – Humidifier Types

Humidifiers have a number of different methods for getting moisture into the air, and they each of their advantages and disadvantages. Knowing the simple differences of each type is important to finding what best suits your needs:

Cold Mist Humidifiers

Evaporative Humidifiers: These are what most people think of when we think of humidifiers that we grew up with. They use a filter that is saturated with water, and then they take air from the room and use a fan to blow on the filter, releasing moisture into the air.  These are generally cheaper, but can be noisy and have filters that need to be replaced often. You also generally should use distilled water in evaporative humidifiers, unless your water treatment system is exceptional.  These work well in larger rooms.

Ultrasonic Humidifiers: These are the newer types of cold mist humidifiers that create ultra-sonic vibrations to separate water into tiny parts, releasing into the air as a mist. These units are quiet, but generally are more expensive. These also work well in larger rooms.

Warm Mist Humidifiers

Warm Mist Humidifiers simply use heat as the method to get moisture into the air. Some will be a true “boiling” system, and others will just use a warming element. The more intense the heating element, the more it will sanitize the moisture being released into the air, therefore, these are the preferred method for treating colds and the flu. However, these can use more electricity and also create a bit of a worry with kids or pets around as you have a hot unit. Warm Mist Humidifiers should generally be used for small rooms and when you have a sick person that needs the sanitized humidity.

Best Tips for Using Humidifiers

  • Use distilled water, especially if you are out in the country where you probably have harder water. Of course, you can also learn more on how to create an excellent water treatment system! Tap water, even in the city, has too many trace elements that gunk up humidifiers. Essentially, you want the water going into humidifiers to be as pure as possible. Regardless of the type of water you use, you will want to clean humidifiers often.  You don’t need to buy expensive cleaners, distilled white vinegar does the trick.
  • As mentioned above, use humidifier monitors throughout your place. You want to be between 25 and 40 percent relative humidity in the winter or early Spring and late Fall. 30-35 percent is regarded as ideal comfort level.
  • Use your furnace’s fan and / or ceiling fans to move air around your place. Don’t let humidity get stuck in just certain areas.
  • Don’t go overboard! When you see the humidity levels get too high (normally when you start to see condensation on windows), open a door for a few minutes to get it back to normal and adjust your humidifier. Too much humidity is just as bad as too little.
  • Don’t let water sit in a humidifier.  Let’s face it, a lot of us come and go from our cabin or cottage, so when you don’t need to humidify, empty those units out. Lay the filters out on a dish rack, and fill them back up on your next visit.
  • Know the size of rooms for each humidifier. It takes just a few minutes to go around and to calculate the square footage of bedrooms and living rooms. Make a list and then buy different sized humidifier as you need them. For humidifier that you want to put out as much as possible for the whole house, buy a large output humidifier and place it under a cold air return. If you are only going to get a few small humidifiers, you should place them in bedrooms so that everyone has properly humidified air when sleeping.

Best Humidifiers 2017

NEXGADGET Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier – 1 Gallon, Mute, Auto Shut-off, Night Light Function, Blue&White

Large Capacity: 3.8-liter /1 gallon tank capacity with great mist output (300ml/h) offers a smart solution to soothe the discomforts of nasal congestion,dry, itchy skin, cough, flu&more.
Automatic Shut-off: Convenient control knob adjusts the amount of mist flow nicely and easily; the cool mist humidifier will auto shut off when water is needed for safe with a warning red power indicator light.
Super Quiet: The humidifier is super quiet and will not disturb your reading,working or sleeping. It can moisturize the air for up to 13 hours of continuous mist on one full filling.
Humidifier & Diffuser: It’s more than cool mist humidifier, as it also can be used as an aroma diffuser & nightlight without any radiation, ideal use for the elderly, pregnant women, the baby&more.
Ultrasonic Cool Mist Technology:Built-in ultrasonic high frequency oscillation, it increases air moisture for easier breathing and a good night s sleep.

Honeywell HUL520W Mistmate Cool Mist Humidifier, White

The MistMate Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier quietly produces a fine, visible cool mist that helps make you and your home more comfortable. Maintaining proper humidity levels helps reduce static electricity and helps keep throat and nasal passages hydrated. The compact size and fun color options make it perfect for small areas such as desktops and nightstands.

AIRCARE EP9 800 Digital Whole-House Pedestal-Style Evaporative Humidifier, Espresso

  • Pedestal-Style Humidifier for a Whole House Up to 2,400 Square Feet
  • Digital Humidistat Automatically Maintains Your Desired Humidity Level with Digital Accuracy
  • Digital Readout Displays Actual Humidity Level, Desired Humidity Level or Fan Speed
  • 9 Fan Speeds Allows You to Select Your Ideal Performance Level.Tile can also be replaced with any standard 12″ x 12″ tile to match your room’s décor,Dimensions: 18″ x 18″ x 27.25″ H
  • Automatically Shuts Off When Desired Humidity Level is Reached or When Unit is Empty


URPOWER Essential Oil Diffuser, 400ml Wood Grain Aromatherapy Diffuser Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier with Color LED Lights Changing and Waterless Auto Shut-off for Bedroom Office Home Baby Room Yoga

  • Classic Wood Grain Finish: Natural wood grain look and unique vase-shape design. Makes you feel relax with it’s zen-style outlook. Decorate your room well.
  • 400ml Large Capacity and Great Mist Output: URPOWER 400ml essential oil diffuser lasts on for a long time(6-12 hours) and has a good output of mist(30-80ml/H). It is a humidifier or a diffuser when you add essential oil in it. Fits room not larger than 15*15.
  • Super Quiet and Auto Shut Off: Adopted ultrasonic technology, this diffuser is extremely quiet when working. Automatic shut off when water running out, ensure the safety.
  • 4 Timer Setting and Mist Control: 4 timer- 1H/ 3H/ 6H/ Continuous modes. Press the “MIST” button for 3 seconds, one beep for strong mist, two beeps for weak mist.
  • 7 Soothing LED Light: Soft light creates a calming and romantic atmosphere. The color can be cycled through or set it to one fixed color. Each color has two light options: dim and brighter. Press the “LIGHT” button for 3 seconds, light turn off.


Warm & Cool Mist Humidifier, TaoTronics Ultrasonic Humidifiers for Bedroom, LED Display, External Humidity Sensor, Large 5.5L/1.46 Gallon Capacity, 360° Rotatable Nozzle, US 120V

If you’re after control of the air in your home or office, look no further than the TaoTronics TT-AH007 Ultrasonic Warm and Cool Mist Humidifier. A stylish modern design coupled with a small economic size means this humidifier matches any location you set it up in. Faster Humidifying Would you love to reach your desired humidity level faster? With warm mist you can reach it 20% faster than only using cool mist. Of course if you love to use cool mist, you can use that alongside three different mist levels for the right humidity wherever you place it. 6 User-friendly LED Icons Knowing what your humidifier is doing is important, that & rsquo;s why there are 6 user-friendly LED icons that let you know what’s going on. From heating, humidity, timer, and sleep mode, you’ll always know what your humidifier is doing. Press each of the icons to activate each feature, or to adjust the current misting level. Accurate Humidity Sensor Gone are the days of wondering what your surrounding humidity level is with a sensor that makes things as accurate as possible. Check the humidity so you know if you need to adjust the current level or keep it as is. Extra Features You Need Loaded with essential features you might not know you need: A huge 5.5L capacity for up to 16 hours of mist, a full 360 degree rotatable nozzle, low water smart protection so you know when it’s time to refill the tank, and a handle to assist in moving the humidifier from room to room. What’s In the Box 1 x TaoTronics Ultrasonic Humidifier (Model: TT-AH007) 1 x User Guide

Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier – Whisper Quiet with LED Nightlight – 3 Liter High Capacity with Whole House Humidifier – Over 12 Hours of Use,Automatic Shut-off

  • 3-liter tank capacity provides ideal coverage,for bedrooms, offices, and other medium-sized rooms,Ultrasonic cool mist technology safely moisturizes the air for up to 12 hours of continuous operation so you can breathe easy and get more restful sleep.
  • Dual 360° mist nozzle make it easy to adjust mist direction and speed to fit your comfort level.
  • SOOTHING & THERAPEUTIC – Enhance your mood with our LED night light feature. With 3 different calming colors to choose from, your overall experience will be relaxing and therapeutic. (blue, green, red)
  • SILENT OPERATION – Forget the excess noise! Our design is crafted to be extremely quiet, making your overall experience even more pleasant! There is absolutely no heat, no vibration, buzzing or any other annoying operational noises. It is perfect to use in any room, anytime, day or night.
  • Automatic shut-off safely turns humidifier off when water level is low or the water tank is removed.


Sharkk Humidifier with 3 Liter Tank Cool Mist Air Humidifier with Two 2 360 degree Rotatable Nozzles 12 Hour Continuous Quiet Operation and Automatic Shutoff Feature

💧 USER FRIENDLY – The Sharkk Basics Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier features easy-to-use control that allow you to adjust the moisture level.
💧 FILTERLESS 3 LITER TANK – The Cool Mist Humidifier does not use hard-to-clean and expensive filters. You can easily detach the tank of the humidifier from the base for easy cleaning and refilling.
💧 360° ROTATING MIST NOZZLES – The Sharkk Basics humidifier comes with 2 mist nozzles that independently rotate a full 360 degrees. You can provide moisture to specific parts of any room.
💧 NOISE-FREE 12 HOUR OPERATION – After filling the 3 Liter tank the humidifier can operate quietly and continuously for up to 12 hours. It also features an automatic shutoff function that powers off the device and lights up when it needs to be refilled.
💧 LIFETIME WARRANTY – At Sharkk our high standard of quality is what keeps millions of valued customers like you happy. Your Massage Cane is covered under a manufacturer’s warranty spanning the lifetime of your product, so let us know if you find an issue – and we will repair or replace it at no charge, hassle-free.

Soar Multifunctional Air Humidifier & Essential Oil Diffuser Cool Mist Humidifier with 3.5L Capacity, Low Noise Air Purifier with Low Water Smart Protection for Home Bedroom Office Tabletop HYD-6701

  • CHOOSE YOUR STYLE – Comes with 2 top covers, normal and elongated, you can choose either one for your needs. The unique design of this humidifier will brighten up any room.
  • SUPER QUIET – Ultrasonic technology, this humidifier is extremely quiet when working. It produces smooth water vapor which softens and moistens dry and chapped skin in winter. It also helps you breathe easier and alleviates conditions associated with dry air
  • CAN BE USED AS OIL DIFFUSER – The HYD-6701 model can also diffuse essential oil, can be used for aromatherapy. Perfect for yoga, meditation and studying.
  • LARGE WATER CAPACITY- With 3.5L water tank which can emit cool water vapor into the air for a full night. The maximum output capacity is 350 ml/h
  • SAFETY FEATURES – There is automatic shut-off function which will shut off automatically when there is no water remaining. Features overheat and short circuit protection.


Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier, DONGSHEN 1.7L Large Capacity Diffuser Humidifier , Portable Personal Humidifier about 9 Hours , Automatically Shut-off , 7 Colors Changeable LED Light

  • It is easy to operate the humidifiers, the cap can be effortlessly removed, making them easy to fill with water and a few drops of essential oil, helping you readily reap aromatherapy benefits, at all times.
  • Using ultrasonic technology, provides 7 to 9 hours of continuous mist so that you can breathe easily and get more restful sleep. When the water level is lower than the minimum limit or the water tank is removed, the portable humidifier will shut off automatically.
  • Choosing one of the 7 available steady LED light color modes, or allow the humidifier to rotate among them, by opting to use our humidifiers on their light-changing mode.
  • 1.7-liter tank Large capacity provides ideal coverage for bedrooms, offices, and other medium-sized rooms.
  • 360-degree mist nozzle makes them easy to adjust mist direction and speed to fit your comfort level.


Top Fill Ultrasonic Humidifier, VAVA Cool Mist Humidifier, Wide Open Water Tank, Easy Clean, Safe Dry Base, 360 Degree Rotational Nozzle, Smart LED Screen, Auto On / Off, Sleep Mode – 2.5 L / 84.5 oz

  • Top Fill Water Tank: Lift the lid and add water to the 2.5 L / 84.5 oz water tank while avoiding unnecessary spillages
  • Wide Opening for Easier Cleaning: Allows you to clean every nook and cranny for a spotless tank
  • Safe to Touch: Low voltage base will not harm you if accidentally touched; base and tank separate so mold will not grow
  • Fully Rotational 360° Nozzle: Get mist just how you like it with a nozzle that can divert moist air all around you
  • Three Essential Timer Modes: Includes Auto-Start, Auto-Off, and Sleep Mode for customized personal use

 




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