The Four Top Rated Humidifiers
If you haven’t bought a humidifier in a while, you may be in for a shock. Humidifiers have gone high-tech and you have a choice of features that may surprise you. We have searched the best humidifiers in several categories to give you our top picks for your home. Whether you need a one-room or a whole-house humidifier, you’ll find that adding moisture to the air in your home will improve your sleep, help you breathe better, and help tremendously if you have a cough or cold. But which humidifier is best for you? Read about our top four picks and choose the one that fits your needs best.
Our first pick is the Crane Drop Shape Cool Mist Humidifier. It is perfect for humidifying one room in your home and is the top unit for a small-size humidifier. It even comes in decorator colors so you can match your décor if you choose. This little unit pumps out a little over two gallons of moisture into the air in a 24 hour period, which should increase the relative humidity in one room enough to help breathing. This unit is perfect for a nursery, especially when baby has a cough or cold.
2. Air-O-Swiss AOS 7147 Ultrasonic Humidifier
The Air-O-Swiss AOS 7147 Ultrasonic Humidifier is a great choice if you want a quiet, low maintenance humidifier. Ultrasonic humidifiers typically are a little more costly than their evaporative counterparts, and this is no exception. the price is not prohibitive, but realize that with an ultrasonic humidifier, you may not have as many maintenance costs, such as filters. This unit does have an optional filter that can be used if you have a high mineral content in your water. The unit has an output of 3.5 gallons and is perfect for a larger bedroom or perhaps even a living room or den.
3. Honeywell QuietCare 9-Gallon Output Console Humidifier
The Honeywell QuietCare HCM-6009 is a large multi-room humidifier that may even be able to humidify the entire house. It covers about 2300 square feet, which would handle the area in the average home.This is a unique machine in that it works as a combination air filter/humidifier. It has a filter that catches air pollution, such as pollen, dust, etc. and it also moistens the air. It is a great unit if you want to humidify a larger area and have the advantage of removing particles from the air that hinder your breathing. This is a wonderful unit for allergy-sufferers or those with asthma or other breathing problems.
4. Aprilaire Humidifier Whole House Humidifer, Model 700
The Aprilaire Model 700 Humidifier is perfect if you want a whole-house humidifier. This unit covers up to 4200 square feet. It usually needs to be installed by a professional heating and air conditioning specialist. It has an output of up to 3/4 of a gallon per hour and can raise the relative humidity of your home, making it feel warmer at a lower temperature and keep you more comfortable in other ways as well, alleviating dry skin and sinus membranes. The Aprilaire unit is fully automatic and monitors changes in outdoor teperature and humidity to keep you comfortable and your unit healthy.