With changes in the seasons, indoors air becomes quite finicky – either too dry or too humid.
Particularly during the winter season, indoor air becomes too dry, leading to several issues like dry ski, chapped lips, and array of health issues that include sinuses, nose bleeds, and others.
There is only one way to deal with this issues – Humidifiers. Humidifiers are specially engineered to add moisture into the environment by expelling water mist.
We understand that the market is filled with all kind of options (cheap, costly, low quality and so on…). That is why, we have provided a detail “buying guide” to help you analyze the options and choose the right one.
Quick Note: After the “Top Humidifiers in India” list, we have provided a detailed description of each product in detail according to the factors mentioned in our “buying guide”.
Best Humidifiers In India 2019
|BEST HUMIDIFIERS||Water Tank Capacity||Run Time||Warranty||Buy Now|
|Home Spa Luxury Cool Mist Humidifier||2 Liters||8 hours||1 year||CHECK ON AMAZON|
|Allin Exporters Ultrasonic Humidifer||2.4 Liters||12 hours||-||CHECK ON AMAZON|
|Dr. Trust Home Spa Luxury Cool Mist Humidifier||200ml||6 hours||1 year||CHECK ON AMAZON|
|Tesco Cloud Humidifier||500ml||20 hours||1 year||CHECK ON AMAZON|
|SHOPPOSTREET Magic Cool Mist Humidifier||150ml||2 hours||-||CHECK ON AMAZON|
Top 5 Best Budget Cool Mist Room Humidifier in India (2019)
Home Spa Luxury Humidifier has taken the first position in our list due to its amazing features and leak proof design. Though it is relatively a new brand in the market, it’s amazing quality, affordability and design has grabbed attention instantly.
The manufacturers have used ultrasonic wave technology for generating the water mist. This ultra-fine and smooth mist is capable of softening and moistening dry and chapped skin, that is very common during winters. It also helps to breath perfectly during your sleep, even if the air conditioner is still on.
Refreshed and moisture air presented by this humidifier will neutralize static, reduce inflammation and help to ease the allergies. The adopted ultrasonic technology makes this device extremely quite during operation. So, you can sleep peacefully for hours without any disturbance or breath interruptions.
Dry air usually irritates delicate airways of babies. However, using these devices you can ease their difficulty in the winter months. This humidifier is capable of handling 15ftx15ft rooms with 12ft ceiling and takes 30 minutes to show the effect. So, they are perfect for bedrooms, kitchens and small living areas.
It holds water tank with capacity of 2 liters, which ensures continuous humidification for 8 hours. Though it doesn’t not have auto-shut off feature, once the water is complete, it notifies by a right light. It is important to check the light and switch off manually, so that the water pump doesn’t get affected.
For cleaning maintenance, you have to purified water. For sanitizing, you can use vinegar solution. But never use soap or scrubbing as it can affect the quality. And make sure to let the device air dry between the usage.
It comes with 3 meters’ power cable, so you can keep it anywhere within 3-meter range from the socket. This device consumes 25Watts power, which may not have a much effect on your monthly power bills. 1-year standard warranty is provided with the product. And for additional 6-month warranty, you can register in the manufacturer website.
Note: As it generates mist using ultrasonic waves, the water spay may not travel more than 2 ft. however, by switching on the fan, the mist will easily spread in the entire room. Never add any aromatics or oils into this humidifier, as it is not compatible.
Things We Liked:
- Doesn’t produce any noise
- Works perfectly just as mentioned by manufacturer
- Good construction quality
- Water capacity: 2 liters
- Uses ultrasonic waves for generating water mist
- Made from ABS material
- Works continuously up to 8 hours
- Suitable for small rooms
- 1-year standard warranty and 6 months on registration
Things We Didn’t Like:
- You cannot add any aroma oils into it
- You have to use only distilled water
- You have to switch on fan for complete spread of water mist
- Doesn’t have filters
- Water tank has to removed and turned upside down for refilling
- No water level visibility
Allin Exporters has grabbed 2nd position in the list because of the amazing functions and features like Whisper quiet technology, Auto-off, Ultrasonic, Aroma diffuser, Light-Mist buttons and 7 LED lights that you don’t find in basic humidifier models.
The latest ultrasonic aroma diffuser technology in humidifiers is responsible for producing vibration at 2.4 million per second, and hence reaches every corner of the house. Water tank has a capacity of 1500 ml which can operate continuously for 4-hours. Furthermore, it also features an auto-off option to shut off the device when the water tank is empty.
Another amazing feature is – air ionization. The negatively charges ions or cool mist produced by this device will attach to unwanted particles and microorganisms in the air to enhance the quality of air in the room.
There’re 2 separate buttons at the bottom of the device, 1 for light and the other for adjusting mist intensity from minimum to maximum. When you turn on the light switch to on it will display 7-different colors and the mist option will let you enjoy the cool fog and the pleasant aroma.
Unlike other models, it has whisper quiet technology which is ideal for the people who love to have peaceful sleep at night times without any noise. Though it performs numerous operations to make the indoor environment cool and hygiene, this humidifier consumes very less-power just like a standard blub to save the energy charges (electricity bill).
Overall, we’re pretty impressed with the performance of the Allin Humidifier because of the amazing functionalities and features. The price of Allin humidifier is affordable and also the manufacturer offers a warranty period of 6-months from the date of purchase.
The minor drawback that we found in this device is that there is a leakage of water when you continuously run the device for a long time. Other than that, it is perfect for those who want the indoor atmosphere to be pleasant and hygienic. It best suits to use in baby’s room, hall, bedroom, offices, yoga places etc.
Note: Do not add any essential oils or aromatics as it doesn’t have a diffuser option.
Things We Liked:
- Easy to operate
- Can be used along with air conditioning
- Germ proof water tank
- Adjustable mist spray
- Works continuously up to 12 hours
- Auto-shut off feature
- Good ambient light options
- Air ionization
- Air purification
- Whisper silent
- Energy efficient
Things We Didn’t Like:
- Is not suitable for large areas
- Water tank doesn’t lock into the basement
- Water leakage when turned upside down
- Power cord is a bit short
Dr. Trust is one of the well-renowned and trusted US brands across the world. They are very popular for their exceptional, innovative and high quality health care products. And the Home Spa Luxury Humidifier is one of them.
This humidifier has grabbed a space in our list because of its flexible options and high water capacity. And unlike the above options, this humidifier also has the option of diffuser. So, you can add your favorite or therapeutic essential oil and enjoy the sensible aroma along with the mist.
It also adopts to the ultrasonic technology which neutralizes the dryness and harmful particles present in the air. Apart from that, it breaks down the water and essential oils into small particles and disperse into the air by cool mist.
To make it work efficiently in the room environment, fill the tank with water and then add 2 drops of essential oil to spread the fragrance. Now cover the tank, shell and then switch on the power supply.
There’re 2 more buttons at the bottom of the device-timer and the color changer. Timer button will let you set the timings and turn on/off accordingly. Whereas using the color changer button, you can adjust the colors- orange, pink and violet by pressing gently on it.
And amazing features is that – unlike other humidifiers, you don’t have to use distilled water. You can add normal tap water with or without aroma oil. If there is any shortage in water, a red light is beep for notification. With automatic shut off feature, you don’t have to worry about remembering to switch off the device, especially during nights.
This humidifier is perfect for rooms with 16×16 ft dimensions. It can run continuously for 6 hours without any issues. Home Spa manufacturer offers a warranty of 1-year on humidifier from the date of purchase.
Overall we are extremely satisfied with the performance. It is the best humidifier in India that has amazing functions and features like ultrasonic technology, cool mist technology and smart options. Further, it also helps to reduce the inflammations, flu, dry skin, stress, allergies, poor sleep, making it more ideal to use for home and offices.
What we didn’t like is that there is no interlocking mechanism for strong support and also you cannot control the cool mist flow in a room as there’re no such settings on the device.
Things We Liked:
- Trust worthy brand
- Whisper silent
- Has both humidifying and diffusing functionalities
- Can hold 200ml of water
- Easy to operate and maintain
- Normal tap water can be added
- Suitable for single rooms and small areas
- 3 color indicator lights which provide great ambience
- Can run continuously up to 6 hours
- Easy refilling
- Made up of high quality BPA plastic
- 1-year manufacturer warranty
Things We Didn’t Like:
- Its metal bottom gives shocks sometimes
- Water tank holding can be improved as there is no interlocking mechanism
- Cannot control mist flow
Tesco is a start-up company aimed to develop products that enrich healthy lifestyle. Though it is a new brand, it has created an amazing space and popularity in the Indian market.
This humidifier is perfect for rooms where air conditioning runs most of the time. And moreover, you can use it in winters to retain the humidity in the air for effortless breathing and healthy skin. Overall, this makes a perfect device for relaxing and enjoying a good night’s sleep.
Just like the above humidifier, this device can also be used as diffuser along with humidifying effect. And moreover, it also acts as a perfect and color night lamp. This 3-in-1 combination is perfect for rooms, offices, workstation, spa, baby nursery and massage centers.
As it is quite compact and elegant, you can take it anywhere and it will blend into any interiors. It comes with a remote control, so you can operate the humidifier from wherever you want. This device also changes color or else you can fix to any single color based on your interest.
The Diffuser produces vibrations to fragment the mixture of essential oil and water into tiny particles so it spreads quickly to even the farthest corner of the room. The perfect ocean mist produced by this device is amazing and relaxing.
You can time the device from 60 minutes to 120 minutes. And you can also adjust the mist as per your wish. The water tank capacity is 500ml which is surely last for 18 hours if kept at low mist level. The manufacturer provides an instruction manual and 1-year warranty along with the product.
Things We Liked:
- Build quality is nice and sturdy
- Tank capacity is 500ml
- Runs continuously for 18 hours
- LED light – color changing
- Remote control
- Time mode: 60 – 120 minutes
- Adjustable mist spray volume
- Quick and easy installation
- Compact and stylish design
- Anti-dry protection
- Silent operation
Things We Didn’t Like:
- A bit expensive
- Sometimes the water tank leaks
- Some users experienced light and battery issues
Last but not least from our list is SHOPPOSTREET magic humidifier. Though this is new brand and less known brand, the quality and effectiveness is really top-notch. This little humidifier maintains proper humidity levels by adding invisible moisture to your environment by moving dry air through the filter.
This humidifier comes with in-built 7 colored LEDs which provide beautiful and soothing experience when used as a night lamp. The anion functionality of this device will remove the pollutants, cigarette smoke and other harmful stuff in the air.
The whisper quite ultrasonic technology ensures no sound at night times, auto-shut off to turn off when the tank is empty and the variable control settings for greater visibility.
Though it appears very small and compact in size, can blow up the moisture in a medium-sized rooms of 250sq.ft. And under low-medium moisture settings, it can work continuously for 6-hours and make the indoor air quality much better than ever before.
The performance of the device is quite impressive and is well-known for energy efficiency, and optimized results. Moreover, it easy breathing and congestion relief in which you’ll never get disappointed with the product for sure.
Things We Liked:
- Timing functions
- Compact and portable
- Anion function
- Low noise
- Perfect for any small environments
- Can be used in cars as well
- Water tank capacity 150ml
- Nano-spray technology
- Colorful night light
Things We Didn’t Like:
- Too small in size
- Doesn’t come with adapter to put into the socket
- Durability is not good enough
What is a Humidifier?
A humidifier is a device that helps to increase the moisture content of air present in the room. This helps in preventing dry air that is often a common reason for dry skin, nose, eyes, lips and throat. Apart from that, it also helps in easing the symptoms caused by flu, cold, cough, asthma and other respiratory issues. However, overusing a humidifier can also have negative impact on respiratory problems. So, it is very important to know when and how to use them correctly.
Factors to Consider While Purchasing a Humidifier
Humidifier is a device to invest in for improving moisture levels in your home, especially if you are living in hot climatic areas. But, buying a humidifier can be messy unless you don’t know which factors are important to analyze a device. Some of the factors include humidifier types, filters, humidification, noise level and the smart options like timer, indicators, display unit etc. Read on to know how to use these factors for analyzing the options…
1. Different Types of Humidifiers
Humidifier types are classified based on the functionality like spreading warmness or chillness in a room or the entire house. Usually, humidifiers come in 2 different types- Cool Mist Humidifier and Warm Mist Humidifier. Let’s discuss each in detail now.
a) Cool Mist Humidifier
Cool mist is the most popular choice now-a-days as people tend to have clean and well-humid conditions in a room. They come with a refillable water tank and blower fan to set the indoor environment cool and hygiene. It disperses mist at normal temperature which is ideal to cover large area rooms and also consumes less electricity.
These devices use have a filter than traps impurities and minerals present in the water. After that, the water is transformed into cool mist to evaporate into the air. Usually, they are clean and more effective to use in large areas.
The problem with this type is that it emits more noise compared to warm mist humidifier. The wick in the humidifier has to be replaced once in every 2 months as the bacteria and mold grows quickly on the wick filter.
Further, cool mists are classified into 3 types- Evaporative, Ultrasonic and Impeller.
- Evaporative Cool Mist Humidifier
Evaporative or Wick humidifiers are the best choice as they’re affordable and last longer. They contain 3-main parts reservoir, wick and fan. As the device is made with porous material, helps to absorb large amount of water. And the working is such that the fan blows cool water into the filter which absorbs water and remove the impurities.
They need frequent cleaning and also the filters have to be changed (cost-effective) to avoid the growth of bacteria or mold. The main disadvantage of evaporative cool mist humidifier is that it generates more noise which is not suitable to use in bedrooms especially at night times.
Evaporator present in the humidifier expel moisture through a moistened filter. The expelled air is circulated through fans into the air. This can be a bit problematic for people with asthma as it can increase the mold build-up.
|Capable of humidifying large areas||Produces more noise|
|Quite affordable||Maintaining it regularly is very important|
|Lasts much longer than others|
|Easy to operate and maintain|
- Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier
Ultrasonic mist humidifiers are very popular than evaporative models because it produces very little noise and doesn’t require much maintenance. You don’t need to worry about replacing the filters, yet refilling and cleaning is mandatory.
It comes with a large diaphragm which breakdowns the water into mist at high-speed settings and is suitable to clean the medium-sized rooms. The only drawback of this product is that it produces white dust during the working operation. If you’re the one looking for humidifying the entire house, then definitely this isn’t the best option.
Working principle of an ultrasonic humidifier – these devices use a metal diaphragm that vibrates at an ultrasound frequency, creating water droplets which are expelled thorough a fan into the air. This principle makes these devices whisper silent and create a cool misty fog. If you add hard water into this device, then you can expect a white dust accumulation. However, this can be avoided if you use distilled, filtered or bottled water. This is a perfect choice, if you have children in your home.
|Energy efficient||Expensive to purchase|
|Easy to set up and operate||Not applicable for large rooms|
|Performs the task quickly|
- Impeller Cool Mist Humidifier
An impeller uses rotating disk at a diffuser end to breakdown the water into fine droplets that can spread in air. To make it happen, water should be clean so that it is free from bacteria and molds. These are less expensive when compared with others and can be used only in a single room. They don’t even carry the risk of burns so it will not affect the children or elder people. But is advised not to use this humidifier for those who have breathing problems like asthma.
These devices create mist of cool air using rotating disks that run at high speeds. Impeller cool mist humidifiers are cheaper than others. As they create cool mist and don’t pose any risk of burns, these devices are children friendly. The only downside is – they are suitable only for single rooms. If overused, they can lead to breathing problems for people who deal with asthma and allergies.
|Safe for elders and children||Produces noise|
|Much affordable than others||Not suitable for asthma patients|
|Absolutely free from bacteria and virus|
- Centralized Cool Mist Humidifiers
Centralized system is another type of cool mist humidifier which moisturizes the air with water vapor. This wonderful device is available in portable, table top or console models which can humidify the entire room or house. It is placed at the center of the house to reach cool moisture at each and every corner.
It’s working operation is such that hot air flows into the device, process through filters and then water droplets are converted into cool moisture. There’re several types of centralized or whole-house humidifier systems like By-pass and Fan-powered.
These humidifiers are actually built-into the air conditioning or heating unit. This is the reason why they are the most expensive than others. However, if you want to humidify your whole house then this is the best choice. They come in two different models – drum size and flowing style. However, the downside of these devices are – when they are not in use, water leakage is experienced. The water panel has to be replaced with new one every year. And moreover the tray has to be replace once in a month (if you are using drum style).
|High end performance is delivered||Consumes a lot of energy|
|Can handle large areas like whole house||Occupies more space|
|Maintenance and repair cost is high|
b) Warm Mist Humidifiers
The working principle of warm mist humidifiers or Vaporizers is – it first boils the water, releases steam and moisture into the atmosphere. These’re healthier than cool mist humidifiers because the vapor contains less number of minerals or microorganisms. Further, you can also add medicated inhalant so as to reduce coughs, allergies and other infections.
It uses more power than cool mist because of the heating functionality which carries a risk of burns for your children. They also emit low noise and covers the mist flow up to small areas.
These devices are perfect for treating flu and cold. They are much quieter than cool mist humidifiers. However, they require frequent cleaning and difficult to maintain as well. They are suitable for single rooms or small areas unlike cool mist humidifiers. As some of them product very hot steam, you have keep them out-reach of children.
|Works excellent at high speeds as well||Can cover only small areas|
|Good for dealing with cold, allergies and cough||Consumes more power|
|Spreads pure and sanitized water||Produces a bit noise|
2. Consider the Size of the Room
This is another important factor you need to consider before purchasing the humidifier is the size of room. Ideally speaking, the humidity of indoors should be 30-50%. But if you don’t maintain the proper humid levels then there’re more chances of decreasing in 10% specially during winter seasons.
The size of the humidifier can also be determined by knowing the size of room (in square feet). So make the best choice from the array of humidifiers that’re convenient to use, highly-efficient and generates less noise.
Make a note that – compact tabletop humidifiers are perfect for single and smaller spaces. For medium to large spaces, large tabletop and mini-console humidifiers are prefect. If you want to cover a very large area like whole house, then console or in-duct humidifiers are the right choice.
Here I’ve categorized the list by comparing Room Size Vs Humidifier Size. Have a look!
- Small Room (300 Sq.ft ) – If you want to use humidifiers for small rooms say 300 sq.ft then you can go with the small portable humidifiers than investing on expensive devices or the brands. Make sure the device is in good working condition before you make a purchase.
- Medium Room (300-500 Sq.ft) – Are you looking for a device that can spread the humidity within a range of 300-500 sq.ft, then medium-sized humidifiers will be the best choice. They usually come with a small tank that has to be refilled on day-to-day basis. But covers each and every corner of the room.
- Large Room (500 – 100 Sq.ft) – Console-type humidifiers are mostly preferred for large rooms that range from 500-1000 sq.ft. They can easily be switched between the rooms and produces sufficient amount of moisture levels using ultrasonic technology. Most of the people show interest to buy this product because it delivers very little noise and also comes within the budget range.
- Extra Large Room or House (>1000 Sq.ft) – If you’re living in an area with size more than 1000 sq.ft then go with the extra-large humidifiers. They come in a bulk design and blowout the moisture at each and every corner of the house. It generates more noise due to the continuous running of motors and also comes at very high prices.
3. Noise Interference
To place humidifier in a bedroom, you must also consider the interference of noise. In most cases, noise of the humidifier is very high, but as per the standards the sound emitted from the humidifier should be very less to attain better and peaceful sleep.
In general, warm mist type produces less noise compared to the cool mist because it doesn’t feature a fan. And of all the brands and types, ultrasonic humidifiers are the best as they don’t produce noise due to the presence of whisper quite technology. If you’re very sensible to noise when you sleep, make sure to get the humidifier that will not disturb you and promotes sleep.
4. Water Tank Capacity
Another important factor you need to look into is the water tank capacity. Because it is the major component of the humidifier that will let the device function properly. And without water tank it’s impossible to spread the moisture into the atmosphere. The tank with larger capacity can last for 24-36 hours and small ones can withstand up to 2-6 hours.
It’s up to an individual to choose the capacity of water tank as per his room conditions. Also, remember that if you prefer small water tanks then you must refill 2-3 times a day which can be annoying for some people. For them, it’s better to go for humidifiers that feature large-tank so as to last longer and enjoy the freshness in a room.
5. Smart or Additional Features
- Auto-off feature in humidifier will let the device to turn off automatically when the level of water tank is full or empty.
- Timer option will help you to set the time and accordingly the humidifier gets activated. It in turn humidifies the indoor air and is ideal for kids to sleep well by setting the time conveniently.
- Humidistat will turn of the humidifier when the indoor environment has reached the desired humidity levels and again turns on when the limit drops below the standards.
6. Cleaning and Maintenance
The key to maintain the humidifier in good condition is by keeping it simple and clean. To achieve the best results, drain, rinse and dry the humidifier every day. You can use vinegar solution or bleach by following the instructions given by the product manufacturer.
7. Price and Warranty
Finally, we end up the buying guide with price and warranty details. The cost of the humidifier may vary from 5,000- 40,000 depending on the brand, model, type and features. So it’s important to choose the best one according to your home requirements.
If you spend more on branded models, then there’re more chances that the humidifier can last longer even used on a regular basis. Otherwise, choosing the low-budget humidifiers do perform well but cannot withstand for a long time and also you need to change the filters frequently. Besides pricing factor, you should also look at the manufacturing warranty that will minimize the repairing costs.
Tips and Precautions to Consider While Using a Humidifier
It is waste of your money, if the humidifier is not used to its potential. To keep the humidifier free from harmful bacteria, viruses and molds, and to provide better moisture in a room follow the instructions given below:
- Change the water in humidifier daily.
- Always prefer to use distilled or demineralized water.
- If necessary, change the filters from time to time.
- Detach all the humidifier attachments and clean it thoroughly for every 2-3days.
- Do not allow the children to play with the warm mist humidifiers as it can cause burns.
- Check whether the device comes with a warranty that’ll help to minimize the repair costs.
- Connect all the necessary attachments properly and then plug-in to the power supply.
- Make sure you place the humidifier in a centralized location, where you find it too hot.
- Every time you change the water, clean the tank to be free from harmful chemicals and airborne toxins.
- When you setup the humidifier for first time, do follow the instructions and warning labels given on the instruction manual.
- If you’re using humidifier for treating health issues, consult a physician for the best one that matches with your health conditions.
Some Frequently Asked Questions?
Dry air is actually a main reason for many health ailments that include congestion, asthma, throat infections, dry skin, allergies, chapped lips, bloody noses and other breathing issues. A humidifier is helpful in increasing moisture in the air. That is why, most of the people prefer to use in the winter months. And apart from that, you can also spread pleasant odors and healthy living in your home. Humidifier is also helpful in protecting the wooden furniture and structural reliability.
No, most of the humidifiers don’t produce noise. However, some of the humidifier models that have bulky design and are used continuously for a longer time produce a lot of noise. If you don’t have your humidifier to produce loud sound, then we recommend purchasing a device that has whisper quite ultrasonic technology. With these devices, you can sleep better.
Cool mist humidifiers are safe to use for babies as it will not only increase moisture in the air but also coolness as well. This will make your kid sleep more comfortably without any disturbances and irritation. If you are using warm mist humidifiers, then baby may experience skin burns and other respiratory issues.
If you use the device regularly for entire house, then it is recommended to clean the humidifier once in a week. Apart from that, it also important to clean the water tank at least once in day or whenever you refill it. This will help you the people in the house breathe fresh and pure air that doesn’t contain any mold, dust particles and bacteria.
When compared to electronic devices like air purifiers and dehumidifiers, humidifiers don’t consume much electricity. Though it works completely by consuming the electricity, these devices only consume 50Watts power which will last for at least 8 – 12 hours.
A humidifier can be very helpful for people dealing with asthma. These devices deter harmful chemicals, viruses, molds, dust particles and bacteria present in the atmosphere, which is show a great positive impact on your respiratory health. Even medical professionals and doctors are suggesting to place humidifiers in your house, especially if you or any family member is prone to allergic reactions, cold or other respiratory infections. These devices blow out cool water mist into the air.
Usually, most of us purchase a humidifier based on their size and shape. But the main category to consider is whether it has to be cool or warm mist. Basically, the preference depends up on your requirement and humidity levels in the home. Cool mist humidifiers are perfect for indoor environment that is too warm or hot. They will help you get relief from excess heat and sweat. However, if your indoors have a cool atmosphere then warm mist humidifiers are the perfect choice.
It is very important for pregnant women to maintain their health and baby’s as well. So, using a humidifier, especially during night while sleeping adds enough moisture to the air and allows you breath without any issues, leading to a happy and sound sleep. Apart from that, breathing fresh and cool air will relax your mind and calm your senses as well.
Never. We don’t recommend adding salt into the humidifier can it can severely damage the metal components of the device, reducing its lifespan. Instead of salt, it is better to add lavender oil, jasmine or any other essential oil to improve the room fragrance.
Usually, it is recommended to change the water once in a day. Even if you haven’t use the humidifier, it is better to replace the water as the stored water is often contaminated with microbes. It will not only affect the lifespan of humidifier but also has negative impact on your health. Always add cold or room temperature water. Adding hot water will damage the metal components and reduces the performance drastically.
Hygrometer is the best possible way of measuring humidity levels in house or single room. Though this special equipment looks very simple, it has the capability of measuring the amount of moisture present in the air. Usually, it is represented as mass of water per unit volume.
In order to set up the humidifier without any issues in your home or office, follow the below steps…
* First, plugin the power adapter into the socket.
* Remove the top layer of the humidifier to open the water tank.
* Using a measuring cup, add sufficient water into the tank.
* Now, add 2 -3 drops of essential oil into it for good aroma.
* Re-attach the top layer of the humidifier perfectly.
* Switch on the device and enjoy the experience of cool mist.
Note: For better functioning of the device, turn on the light and mist buttons.
Different brands use different technologies for their humidifiers. However, their working principle is same for all of them. They force moisture molecules into the air in the form of mist which is quite invisible. Based on the technology used, they may do it in different ways. For example, an evaporative humidifier uses a small fan to pull the indoor air, pass it though water saturated wick and release it out through the fan again. Similarly, other humidifiers like cool mist, ultrasonic and warm mist have their own unique way of performing. Which one among them is right for you depends on your requirements. For more information and detailed description, read our buying guide.
Usually, if there are 30% – 50% moisture levels in the air, then it is considered ideal humidity level. If the moisture levels are more than 50% then it becomes a breeding ground for dust mites, bacteria, mold and other pests. If the moisture levels are less than 30% then there is possibility of uncomfortable respiration. Breathing too dry air can cause health issues like nose bleeds and others. In order to avoid too dry and too moist air problems, it is better to use a humidifier.
Air washers are modern humidifiers which not only increase moisture levels in the air but also clean the air present in the room. They impeller technology to remove large dust particles and allergens before releasing back the air. Air washers are different from air purifiers because they can only remove particles that at least 1.5 microns in size. While air purifiers can remove particles that are as tiny as 0.3 microns in size.
The capacity of a humidifier represents maximum moisture output that is generated per 24 hours. Capacity depends mainly on the water tank capacity – which represents how much water the reservoir in the humidifier can hold. The water tank capacity is actually measured in terms of units. Usually, table top humidifiers hold 1 – 4 gallon capacities. With this information, you can purchase the right humidifier.
For filling the water tank of humidifier, you just have to open the reservoir and add clean water into it. Some portable tabletop and console humidifiers may have more than one water reservoir. Some of them can be very small and portable to carry them to the sink. Certain devices like furnace humidifiers don’t have water reservoir. They have to be connected directly to a water supply to draw enough water whenever required.
Yes, you can. But before adding the hard water into it, make sure the humidifier has mineral cartridge. As hard water contains high mineral content – when it mixes into the expelled air, it may solidify causing unnecessary respiratory irritation. If your humidifier doesn’t come with mineral cartridge, then we recommend using only distilled water
Yes, you can. Most of the humidifiers available in the market come with timer functionality. This feature enables to pre-set the device for certain period of time. This helps you save energy and ensure the device runs only when needed.
Well, it is a bit difficult to tell how much impact the humidifier will have on your monthly electricity bills. The answer actually depends on how much time does the device runs per day and speed. Cool mist humidifiers are generally used for large areas but use much less power consumption than warm mist humidifiers.
It is very important to clean the humidifier on a regular basis to produce clean and fresh air. While cleaning, first clean the water thoroughly using a soft-bristled brush and mild cleanser. Don’t use detergents and soap liquid as they very harsh and affect the humidifier. Using a damp cloth, wipe the other areas and outer part of the humidifier.
Few Words Before Wrapping Up…
Humidifiers have become an essential part of any indoor environment, especially during the winters. They moisturize the air by delivering water cool mist into the environment. It helps in easing symptoms of many respiratory problems and skin issues like dry skin, chapped lips and others.
When it comes to choosing a humidifier, the main important thing is – choosing the right one. With so many options, it is quite easy to get confused and make a wrong purchase. So, we recommend reading our buying guide to have a clear picture on how to analyze a product as per your requirements.
Well, our top pick from the list is Home Spa Humidifier. It has wonderful features like auto-off, cool mist technology, nightlight option that helps to function better by consuming less power. Further, it has a great build quality and the reviews are positive, inspiring that attracts most of the customers to buy.
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