Humidifiers Review Summary

Essentially, a humidifier is used to increase the amount of humidity in the air. This is crucial because spending longer periods of time in rooms with low levels of humidity can cause a number of health issues such as dry skin or irritations of the throat and/or nasal passages. Even your sleep can be negatively impacted. These side-effects of low humidity can cause your body stress which in turn can lead to a whole new list of health problems.

A humidifier is almost a must for people who live in areas with a very dry or desert climate. Also, if you have to use central heating in your home for longer periods of the year (like in the northern half of the US or in Canada) a humidifier can help balance humidity levels and protect you and your family. Finally, if you have respiratory problems a machine like this can be a valuable asset no matter where you live.

In stress relief, humidifiers are especially useful because they improve the overall climate in the bedroom. Making sure the air we breathe at night is not too dry can be a major step for those struggling with a restful night’s sleep.

The Results

Over the course of  the past week we have published detailed reviews of four humidifiers on These reviews are intended as a guide to use if you are planning to buy a humidifier of your own:

Clearly, the four humidifiers we reviewed are all commendable products that will definitely scratch your itch if you want (or need) to manage the levels of humidity in your home. That said, they do address the subject of humidification from slightly different angles and are therefore suited to differing usage scenarios that may or may not apply to what you are looking for.

Our Recommendation: Crane Drop Shape Cool Mist Humidifier

 Ultimately though, there is one product that we liked better than the rest: The Drop Shape Cool Mist Humidifier by Crane. It’s an ultrasonic cool mist device that does not require a filter to run. It comes equipped with an auto-shutoff safety sensor which will automatically switch the power off when the water tank is empty. The Crane can run on a gallon of water for 24 hours and is extremely quiet. If your tap water has a high mineral content then you can use distilled/filtered water or use the Crane demineralisation filter. It can handle a 250 square feet room. Its design and appearance is also a huge plus for the device because it can be decorative as well. Basically, we think it rocks. 

The Contenders

  • Air-O-Swiss AOS 7147 Ultrasonic Humidifier
    The Air-O-Swiss AOS 7147 is a digital ultrasonic humidifier which uses high-frequency vibrations to generate a micro-fine mist. It is the ideal solution if you are looking to humidify a room of up to 600 square ft. in size. You can choose between warm and cool mist and then the AOS 7147 uses Intelligent Temperature Compensation (ITC) to automatically adjust the mist output to create the ideal level of humidity based on the temperature inside your space.
  • Aroma Atomizer Air Humidifier LED Ultrasonic Purifier Diffuser
    The Aroma Atomizer Air Humidifier LED Ultrasonic Purifier Diffuser is a small humidifier designed to be used in conjunction with essential oils. It uses an ultrasonic diffuser which, without the use of heat, breaks down the water into microscopic particles.
  • Honeywell HCM-350 Cool Mist Humidifier
    Honeywell’s HCM-350 Cool Mist Humidifier aims to help you manage the humidity levels in your home. It comes with a patented UV feature to minimise germ pollution in the water. The manufacturer claims that this feature will actually eliminate 99.9% of all germs in the water used in the device, so that the mist is almost totally germ-free and safe for your family.

Honourable Mentions

If you want to humidify the room your baby sleeps in, the Safety 1st Ultrasonic 360 Humidifier could well be your best bet. With its quiet operation, two 360 degree mist outlets, an easy-fill tank for 12 hours of nursery coverage as well as auto shut-off, it gently and safely soothes your child with moisture rich air.

Do you agree?

Which of the humidifers we have reviewed here on is your favorite?
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Humidifiers Review Summary

Humidifiers can help you manage the humidity levels in your home and avoid typical humidity induced side-effects on your skin, throat and nose as well as improve the quality of your sleep.

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  1. Rating I puchased both the Germ gidrauan and a Air-o-Swiss humidifier because they were both reviewed very well and I couldnt make up my mind. I Love them both. I live in a 1800 sqare foot home. The Germ Guardian is virtually silent, easier to fill and replace than the Air-o-swiss humidifier. Although, I think I like the idea of a replacement cartridge and silver stick in the Air-o-swiss that I would need to replace at the end of each winter season, (when I need humidifiers). They both put out alot of mist. Everyone that comes to my home comments on the humidifiers output and how the house feels and wants to know what brands they are. I run both humidifiers non-stop so it seems I need to clean them about once every 10 days; they are easy to clean. I do get the white dust or film others complain about but its a small price to pay to get rid of my severely dry skin. I plan on installing a undersink water purifier to see if that eliminates the white dust instead of buying distilled water as that would cost to much on a continual basis. The Air-o-swiss is kept in the living room and is also virtually silent, needs to be filled twice a day because I keep it on maximum out-put plus it covers larger area. The germ gidrauan is kept in my bedroom, does not interupt my sleep and needs to be filled once a day for my needs. Awesome products! I like the retro look of the Germ Guardian humidifier but really would have liked something more non-descript to blend in to surroundings. But who cares, I loves the fact that my skin is not stinging from dryness.

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