These quiet, durable, and highly effective humidifiers will increase the moisture of the air to keep your family from nagging coughs at night, cold and flu season, and to stop your skin from cracking and flaking in the drier season. They are easy to use and low maintenance at a very affordable price!
#5: Vicks V750 Warm Mist Humidifier
This cheap humidifier raises the humidity levels from 60 to 82.5 percent over a three-hour period. It has a 1-gallon tank with a comfortable handle and a mixing chamber that draws room air in to mix with the hot steam releasing warm moisture. Its medicine cup allows you to add medications or essential oils. The 1-gallon tank needs to be refilled every 12 hours if you set it to high. It features an auto shutoff. However, there are reports of leaks.
#4: Venta LW25 Airwasher
This humidifier is outstandingly energy efficient and less-frequent refills and cleanings. It includes a two-week supply (3.5 ounces) and the replacement bottle holds 35 ounces. You draw air over a set of slowly rotating disks for it to work. It measures at 12 by 12 by 13 inches and 8.5 pounds. Unfortunately, it has complicated interface and uses 0.58 gallon per day.
#3: Levoit LV600HH Hybrid Ultrasonic Humidifier
This humidifier is a powerful ultrasonic humidifier. It is ideal for large spaces and very dry homes. Its 6-liter/1.5-gallon tank can go for more than 24 hours between refills. Its accurate humidistat maintains the humidity at your desired level. It is quiet and its lighted display can be shut off during sleeping nights. It has to stand above the floor to minimize the risk of puddling, and it can create a layer of white dust on surfaces if your water supply contains a lot of minerals. tank (1.5 gallons) means the machine can run for a long time between refills. It is extremely quiet that measures 35.2 decibels at 1 meter (on low, medium, and high). However, it can over humidify the room which is common to all ultrasonic humidifiers and offers a warm-mist function which is quite dangerous to burn.
#2: SPT SU-9210 Digital Evaporative Humidifier
This evaporative humidifier lacks white dust and puddling, and a general inability to overhumidify. It features an accurate humidistat and a timer mode. However, its hand-wash-only tank is made of several plastic pieces fused together that might leak over time. Its display is brightly lit and can never be shut off and beeps loudly in every push of the button.
#1: Honeywell HCM-350 Germ Free Cool Mist Humidifier
This is highly effective, durable, affordable and very simple that puts it at the top of our list for the best humidifiers you can buy. It emits no bright light or loud beeps to keep you up at night. It can humidify large spaces as 400 square feet which is enough to humidify almost any bedroom or living room. It excellently increases moisture in the air. It has just a basic toggle like that of a room fan, with off/high/medium/low icons that you can easily adjust its settings even in the dark. However, 1 gallon is small if you run it 24/7, refilling it at least once.