Top 5 Best Cool Mist Humidifiers


 

Essick Air Aircare MA1201-1

Essick Air Aircare MA0800-1

Stadler Form Oskar-1

Air-O-Swiss 7145-2

Luma Comfort HC12-1

Humidifier

Essick Air / Aircare MA1201

Essick Air / Aircare MA0800

Stadler Form Oskar

Air-O-Swiss 7145

Luma Comfort HC12

Coverage (Sq ft / m2)

2500 / 232

1700 / 158

500 / 46

600 / 56

650 / 60

Price

~$110

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~$80

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~$160

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~$140

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~$110 – $140

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Humidifier Technology

Evaporative

Evaporative

Evaporative

Ultrasonic

Ultrasonic

Type of humidifier

Cool mist

Cool mist

Cool mist

Cool mist

Cool mist

Moisture output per 24h (Gallons/liters)

12 / 45.4

8.5 / 32.2

1.9 / 7.2

3 / 11.3

2.5 / 9.5

Tank size (gallons/liters)

3.9 / 14.7

2.4 / 9.1

0.9 / 3.4

3 / 11.3

1.19 /  4.5

Run time per tank

8 hours

8 hours

11 hours

24 hours

 11 hours

Removable tank

Water refill indicator

Humidistat

Humidity range

25% – 65%

20% – 95%

40% – 55%

30% – 80%

Humidity display

Mist output control

Control type

Electronic

Electronic

Electronic

Manual

Electronic

Programmable timer

Automatic safety shutoff

Carrying handle

Casters

Remote control

Filters

Filter price

$19

$17

$23

Filter cleaning and (or) replace

Replace seasonally

Replace seasonally

Seasonally

Germ protection

Demineralization cartridge

Noise level

From nearly silent till loud

Lowest speeds are silent, highest speed loud

Max 26dB

Nearly silent, max 25dB

Nearly silent

Energy usage (max)

80W

81W

18W

45W

35W

Voltage

120V

120V

120V

120V

120V

Size (inches / centimeters)

Height: 20 / 51

Width:  12 / 30.5

Depth:  20 / 51

Height: 17 / 43

Width:  16.5 / 42

Depth:  11 / 28

Height: 11.4 / 29

Width:  9.7 / 24.5

Depth: 9.7 / 24.5

Height: 12.2 / 31

Width:  10.3 / 26

Depth:  9.5 / 24

Height: 43.5 / 110.5

Width:  8.9 / 22.5

Depth:  8.9 / 22.5

Weight (pounds / kg)

15 / 6.8

8.5 / 3.9

6.9 / 3.1

6.6 / 3

6.3 / 2.9

Warranty

1 year limited

1 year limited

1 year limited

3 year limited

1 year limited

Pros

+Very high moisutre output

+Water refill indicator, humidistat, humidity display, carrying handle, casters, auto mode

+Mineral-absorbing filter

+Large tank holds 3.9 gallons

+Simple operation

 

+Water refill indicator, humidistat, display, check filter indicator, auto mode, 3-speed motor

+Carrying handle

+Control panel lock

+Mineral-absorbing wick filter

+Very high moisture output

+ Elegant design, classy

+ Optional fragrance
container

+ Mineral-absorbing filters

+ Ionic silver cube

+ Tank refill indicator

+ LED display lights can be
dimmed

+ Various colors available

+ Auto humidity sensor

+ Modern, sleek design

+ Low water indicator

+ Mist control, humidistat

+ Large water tank

+ High moisture output

+ Very quiet

+Silver stick, demineralization cartridge

+ Brush

+Sleek vase design, beautiful

+Adjustable height

+8 mist output settings

+Low water indicator

+Memory function

+Remote control

+Demineralization cartridge

Cons

Have to replace filter regularly

Only 3 fan speeds

Loud on highest speed

Have to change filters regularly

Loud highest fan speed

Not very stylish

Could be bigger tank

Only 2 output levels

Have to replace filter and ionic cube regularly

Built-in hygrostat is not accurate

Have to replace demineralization cartridge and silver stick regularly

The filling process could be easier

The base has no grips

Low water indicator may come on when still has water

Controlling the unit without the remote takes much longer

The adjustable pieces have to push firmly

Overall Rating (max 5)

4.57 Stars4.57 / 5

4.57 Stars4.57 / 5

4 Stars4 / 5

4.7 Stars4.7 / 5

4.57 Stars4.57 / 5

15% Price/performance

5 Stars5 / 5

5 Stars5 / 5

4 Stars4 / 5

4.5 Stars4.5 / 5

4.5 Stars4.5 / 5

5% Design

4 Stars4 / 5

4 Stars4 / 5

4 Stars4 / 5

4 Stars4 / 5

5 Stars5 / 5

35% Performance

5 Stars5 / 5

5 Stars5 / 5

4 Stars4 / 5

5 Stars5 / 5

4.5 Stars4.5 / 5

15% Features

4.5 Stars4.5 / 5

4.5 Stars4.5 / 5

4 Stars4 / 5

4.5 Stars4.5 / 5

4.5 Stars4.5 / 5

10% Noise level

4 Stars4 / 5

4 Stars4 / 5

4 Stars4 / 5

5 Stars5 / 5

5 Stars5 / 5

20% Maintenance & Upkeep

4 Stars4 / 5

4 Stars4 / 5

4 Stars4 / 5

4.5 Stars4.5 / 5

4.5 Stars4.5 / 5

Conclusions, recommendations

 

 

 


Essick air logo

Essick Air / Aircare MA1201 has a very high moisture output, it has a water refill indicator, humidistat, humidity display, carrying handle, casters, auto mode, mineral-absorbing filter, large tank, holds 3.9 gallons, simple operation.

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Essick air logo

Essick Air / Aircare MA0800 has a water refill indicator, humidistat, display, check filter indicator, auto mode, 3-speed motor, carrying handle, control panel lock, mineral-absorbing wick filter, very high moisture output. 

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Stadler form logo

Stadler Form Oskar has classy – elegant design with various colors available. It has an auto humidity sensor, LED display lights that can be dimmed, tank refill indicator, mineral-absorbing filters etc.

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Boneco logo

Air-O-Swiss 7145 has a modern, sleek design, low water indicator, mist control, humidistat, large water tank. High moisture output, very quiet, a silver stick, a demineralization cartridge, brush.

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Luma Comfort logo

Luma Comfort HC12 has a sleek vase design, beautiful, adjustable height, 8 mist output settings, low water indicator, memory function, remote control, demineralization cartridge.

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