The 15 Best Humidifiers

If the humidity level is below recommended (around 30 to 50 percent) you should use a humidifier to increase humidity till this level. Most popularly, humidifiers are used in colder months to battle dry air and to decrease the negative effects it can have on your health. When the air outside becomes cold during the autumn and winter seasons, it’s our standard method to retreat indoors and crank up the heat. But while heating systems do a solid job of heating the air, they actually decrease the humidity level of your air drastically.

Humidifiers are also used to help control respiratory illnesses caused by asthma flare-ups, allergies, colds, sinus infections, congestion problems, and other illnesses. The mist coming from a humidifier eases your breathing passages. Some models even have a special medicine cups that enable you to combine in respiratory medications, which are released into the air along with the mist.

Due to the fact that there are plenty of humidifiers on the market, I made a list of the 15 best humidifiers available today.


  1. Honeywell HCM350 Germ-Free Cool Mist Humidifier

Honeywell HCM350 Germ-Free Cool Mist Humidifier

Honeywell HCM-350 has a stylish design. The water reservoir has a handle and it is easy to refill. UV technology kills up to 99.9% of bacteria. Dishwasher safe. Will work greatly in spaces up to 360 square feet large. Outputs 2 gallons of moisture per day.

Main Features:

  • 3-speed settings
  • Easy-fill reservoir
  • Carrying handle
  • Runs up to 24 hours
  • Long-life UV bulb

Cost: *Est. $55-75 (Click on the price to see the latest)


  1. Boneco/Air-O-Swiss AOS 7135 Digital Ultrasonic Warm & Cool Mist Humidifier

Boneco/Air-O-Swiss AOS 7135 Digital Ultrasonic Warm & Cool Mist Humidifier

Air-O-Swiss 7135 has an innovative design, warm and cool mist. The humidifier is great for rooms up to 650 square feet, outputs 3.5 gallons of water and the maximum noise level is only 25 decibels.

Main Features:

  • LCD display
  • Clean Indicator
  • A hygrostat
  • Timer
  • Mist output control
  • Auto mode, sleep mode
  • Low water indicator

Cost: *Est. $180-200 (Click on the price to see the latest)


  1. PureGuardian H4610 120-Hour Warm or Cool Mist Ultrasonic Humidifier

PureGuardian H4610 120-Hour Warm or Cool Mist Ultrasonic Humidifier

PureGuardian H4610 has an adaptable high-output outlet, 2-gallon tank, and the selection of warm or cool mist. That is great for 600 square feet spaces. The humidifier has also an ultra-quiet technology, silver clean technology, and incredible extended runtime up to 120 hours using continuous mode with the lowest setting. How cool is that!?

Main Features:

  • Long run time
  • Low water indicator
  • Mist control
  • Light on/off
  • Timer
  • Easy to clean

Cost: *Est. $149-159 (Click on the price to see the latest)


  1. Winix AW600 Triple Action Humidifier

Winix AW600 Triple Action Humidifier

This humidifier has a stylish design, it is very well made. The Winix humidifier performs 2 jobs at once – adds moisture and removes airborne contaminants. The humidifier adds 3.17 gallons of moisture per day and that is enough to cover spaces up to 600 square feet. The unit is extremely energy efficient, maximum wattage is only 16 watts.

Main Features:

  • A combined HEPA/carbon filter
  • CleanCel antibacterial discs
  • Plasmawave technology on/off
  • LED display
  • Humidistat
  • Refill indicator
  • Mist output control
  • Timer
  • Auto mode
  • Sleep mode
  • Control panel lock
  • Easy water refill

Cost: *Est. $269-279 (Click on the price to see the latest)


  1. Crane EE-8065 Germ Defense Antimicrobial Humidifier

Crane EE-8065 Germ Defense Antimicrobial Humidifier

Crane EE-8065 is an ultrasonic humidifier with cool and warm mist available. The unit outputs 2.5 gallons of moisture every day. Works great in spaces up to 500 square feet. Available 2 models – with manual or digital controls.

Main Features:

  • Mist output control
  • Antimicrobial protection
  • Very quiet operation
  • 360-degree mist outlet
  • The model with LCD screen has a humidistat, programmable timer, and other good features

Cost: *Est. $79109 (Click on the price to see the latest)


  1. Honeywell QuietCare HCM-6009 Console Humidifier

Honeywell QuietCare HCM-6009 Console Humidifier

This model has a great 9-gallon moisture output per day that is suitable for spaces up to 2300 square feet large. The humidifier works also as air washer so it can reduce airborne dirt, dust, and pollen.

Main Features:

  • Humidistat
  • Carrying handle and casters
  • Nearly 360-degree output
  • Dual water tanks
  • High moisture output

Cost: *Est. $119 (Click on the price to see the latest)


  1. Air-O-Swiss 7147 Digital Warm or Cool Mist Ultrasonic Humidifier

Air-O-Swiss 7147 Digital Warm or Cool Mist Ultrasonic Humidifier

This modern, sleek design warm and cool mist ultrasonic humidifier output 3 gallons of moisture every day. Works great in spaces up to 650 square feet large.

Main Features:

  • Automatic humidity control
  • Mist output regulation
  • Humidistat, humidity display
  • 8-hour countdown timer
  • Night mode, dimmer control
  • Refill indicator
  • Clean indicator
  • Demineralization cartridge, hydro cell
  • Rotating mist outlet

Cost: *Est. $169 (Click on the price to see the latest)


  1. Vornado Evap40 Vortex Whole Room 4-Gallon Evaporative Humidifier

Vornado Evap40 Vortex Whole Room 4-Gallon Evaporative Humidifier

Vornado Evap40 is simple evaporative humidifier with effective design. Moisture output per 24h is 4 gallons. It can cover up to 1000 square feet large spaces.

Main Features:

  • 3 fan speeds, humidistat, mist output control
  • Two large capacity water tanks with carrying handles
  • Energy-efficient operation
  • 2 Wick filters
  • Easy to fill water tanks

Cost: *Est. $120 (Click on the price to see the latest)


  1. Sunpentown SU-4010 Ultrasonic Dual Mist Humidifier

Sunpentown SU-4010 Ultrasonic Dual Mist Humidifier

Sunpentown SU-4010 is an ultrasonic dual mist humidifier for rooms up to 500 square feet large. Moisture output per day 2.5 gallons.

Main Features:

  • High humidity output
  • Two 360 degree rotatable mist outlets
  • Overheat protection
  • Carrying handle
  • Mist output control

Cost: *Est. $75-85 (Click on the price to see the latest)


  1. Essick Air EP9 800 Whole-House 9-Gallon Humidifier

Essick Air EP9 800 Whole-House 9-Gallon Humidifier

Essick Air EP9 800 is an evaporative cool mist humidifier with an incredible 9 gallons moisture output per day. It can cover up to 2,400 square feet spaces.

Main Features:

  • Very high moisture output
  • Water refill indicator, humidistat, display, 9 fan speeds, filter replacement indicator
  • Front fill makes it easy to fill the water
  • Available 3 finish options
  • Evaporative wick
  • Casters

Cost: *Est. $150-185 (Click on the price to see the latest)


  1. Aprilaire Model 500 Whole House Humidifier

Aprilaire Model 500 Whole House Humidifier

Aprilaire Model 500 covers large areas around 3,000 square feet large. Outputs 12 gallons of moisture per day. This humidifier allows you to set desired humidity level and it automatically maintains that level.

Main Features:

  • Humidistat
  • Auto outdoor sensor
  • May reduce energy costs – during the colder months can help you feel warmer, leading to reduced heating costs
  • Can use warm water

Cost: *Est. $129-150 (Click on the price to see the latest)


  1. Honeywell HWM705B Filter Free Warm Mist Humidifier

Honeywell HWM705B Filter Free Warm Mist Humidifier

Honeywell HWM705B is well designed, small lightweight humidifier with 2 gallons moisture output per day. Can handle rooms up to 250 square feet large.

Main Features:

  • Strong handle for water tank
  • Medicine cup for added relief when used with liquid inhalants
  • Easy to fill water
  • Refill light
  • No filters

Cost: *Est. $32-42 (Click on the price to see the latest)


  1. Crane Cool Mist Ultrasonic Drop Shape Humidifier – EE-5301

Crane Cool Mist Ultrasonic Drop Shape Humidifier - EE-5301

Crane EE-5301 is compact size cool mist ultrasonic humidifier with 2.3 gallons moisture output per day. Works great in spaces up to 250 square feet large.

Main Features:

  • 360-degree mist nozzle
  • Can choose between various colors
  • Adjustable mist output
  • Water refill indicator
  • Simply to use, easy water refill
  • No filters

Cost: *Est. $35-49 (Click on the price to see the latest)


  1. Aircare MA1201 MoistAir Evaporative Whole-House Console Humidifier

Aircare MA1201 MoistAir Evaporative Whole-House Console Humidifier

Essick Air / Aircare MA1201 outputs 11.44 gallons per day and can handle spaces up to 3,600 square feet. Can set desired humidity level, pick the auto mode, and let the humidifier do its work.

Main Features:

  • Very high moisture output
  • Water refill indicator, humidistat, humidity display, carrying handle, casters, auto mode
  • Mineral-absorbing filter
  • Large tank holds 3.9 gallons
  • Simple operation

Cost: *Est. $105-115 (Click on the price to see the latest)


  1. PureGuardian 10-Hour Ultrasonic Tabletop Humidifier – H920BL

PureGuardian 10-Hour Ultrasonic Tabletop Humidifier - H920BL

PureGuardian H920BL is well made nice design cool mist humidifier. It outputs 0.5 gallons moisture per day and that is good for rooms up to 150 square feet.

Main Features:

  • Water refill indicator
  • Only 12W energy consumption
  • Nightlight

Cost: *Est. $35-39 (Click on the price to see the latest)


Useful Resources

Visit our blog for humidifier reviews!

Read our full humidifier buying guide here.

See Indoorbreathing humidifier comparison charts. (Humidifiers by mist type, by type, and by price and coverage area).


SHARE THIS POST USING BUTTONS BELOW

Facebooktwitter
Posted in Humidifiers.

My name is Ryan Oak. I have had a hard time dealing with my allergies. Happily, I found that an air purifier was effective to ease my allergy symptoms. I spent a lot of time researching the best air purifier. I know how hard it can be to find the suitable one.

During the reading period, I also read a lot about humidifiers and dehumidifiers. I learned the mechanisms behind the technologies as well as the manufacturers and organizations within the industry.

I now feel convinced that I have built a guide that shows you all you need to know about air purifiers, humidifiers, and dehumidifiers. So I came up with the idea of creating this website.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *