In a previous blog post we mentioned the benefits of using an Air Innovations® home cool humidifier in your home or office. Now let’s take a look at some of the top features to look for to help you choose the best humidifier model to meet your needs.
Buying a small humidifier or a large room humidifier should be simple task, and it is simple if you know what features to look for. Use this handy list when making your decision – you won’t look back.
1. Easy Handling
You're busy, and your to-do list is never done. Handling the humidifier in your home needs to be quick, easy and hassle-free.
Look for a humidifier with a tank that’s easy to refill in two or three simple steps. If it’s easy to handle, you’ll use it more often and your home will benefit in a big way. Look for a unit that has a handle at the top making it easier to transport to and from your kitchen sink when it’s time to refill. Also, look for a top fill humidifier that can stay in place and you can use a pitcher to fill it. After all, no handing is no spilling. This feature makes the best humidifier for the bedroom where water is far from the sink.
2. Quiet Operation
Your humidifier is supposed to help you sleep, not wake you up! To be satisfied with the one you’ve chosen, be wise and buy a quiet humidifier or better yet look at ratings and reviews for silent humidifier comments.
The quietest humidifier you can find on the market is an ultrasonic humidifier. It uses a vibrating metal plate operating at an ultrasonic frequency to create tiny water droplets. These are channeled into the room via a fan, and all this happens silently.
Smart, quiet, humidified.
3. Anti-Microbial Properties
Mold and bacteria thrive in moisture which can make humidifiers the perfect breeding grounds for all sorts of problems.
Avoid this nasty situation by investing in an antimicrobial humidifier created from antimicrobial materials that help prevent bacteria, mold and mildew growth. Your other option is scrubbing your humidifier every week to rid it of germs – no thanks.
Low maintenance humidifiers, from Air Innovations, come highly recommended. We even wrote a guide on how to clean and maintain your humidifier in just a few easy steps!
4. Long Run Time
Does a humidifier that can run for up to 120 hours or five full nights of sleep before it needs refilling sound good? Consider the tank size and the size of the room when buying a humidifier for your home.
Humidifiers come in all shapes and sizes, and the right buy will make a big difference. Some humidifiers come with huge water tanks and can humidify a large room for 70, 96, or even 120 hours – that’s impressive!
5. Digital and Remote Controls
It is possible to over-humidify a room. The ideal humidity for your home is somewhere within the range of 40-60%.
To reach this ideal humidity, you can install a hygrometer (humidity meter) in your home and adjust your humidifier manually. Or you could select a humidifier that measures the humidity itself and adjusts its performance accordingly, shutting off when it reaches the ideal humidity in your home with the bonus of a digital display.
The second option is efficient, reliable and easy, don’t you think? Air Innovations Cool Mist Digital Humidifiers include a built-in, programmable humidistat that lets you set the humidity to whatever level you want.
A humidifier with a remote control is an easy way to know your settings, especially at night without the lights on.
6. Safety Features
A tea pot or kettle placed on your stove is one way to add humidity to a room, but it does so at a very high temperature. This can be a safety issue especially when operating this type of unit around small children.
Opting for a cool mist humidifier eliminates this risk of burns which means that you’re not only buying the latest technology, but you’re also buying the peace of mind that goes with it. In almost every case a cool mist humidifier is the best choice for a kids humidifier because has a cool clean mist.
7. Quality that Lasts
There are signs that indicate the quality of what you’re buying – you just need to look for them.
Look for a humidifier that comes with a warranty; this shows that the company not only believes in the product they're selling, but they care about their customers' satisfaction. Another way to tell if a company sells reliable products is to look for online reviews detailing customers’ first-hand experiences and advice.
“I was apprehensive about purchasing a humidifier, but I have to say I couldn't be happier!! I have used my air innovations over the last few winter months and am glad to say I wasn't sick, had no dry or sore throat, and my skin doesn't feel as dry in the morning. It's very quiet and I'm very happy with the decision to buy one. This is the first time I've tried a humidifier and was pleased that it works perfectly!”
Collet – Verified Buyer – 5-Star Review on Air-Innovations.com
Sleep better, look better and feel better TM when you purchase a humidifier from Air Innovations!