It is no secret that the optimum microclimate in the human dwelling is a temperature of about 22 ° C and a humidity of 40 - 60%. Then the immunity is not affected, and sleep better, and the skin with mucous membranes does not dry up. It is not possible to reach the above-mentioned indices without using the climate control devices, so let's make up our minds to buy them. We offer you our own rating humidifiers for the room, which will make the weather in your home.
Today on the market there are several types of humidifiers, fundamentally different in design and manufactured effect.
There are 4 types:
air cleaners (cold). Here the principle is simple: the air is drawn in, passed through a wet filter, and - clean and moisturized - dispersed throughout the room with a fan. Such devices cost the least and, in principle, should not give any condensate, scum on the walls and furniture, and scale on the walls of the device. But the humidity is not higher than 45% with such humidifier. Although, whether it has to be more is debatable. The filters need to be replaced regularly.
Steam humidifiers (hot) - These humidifiers heat water and turn it into steam, which is released in a free flight around the room. This steam humidifies the air enough, but can condense and precipitate "dew" on your furniture and walls. On the other hand, it can raise your room temperature by a couple of degrees in the winter. But on the third hand - a small child can get burnt by the hot steam. And on the fourth side - the steam disinfects the air in the room. But with the fifth - such humidifiers are a little noisy and not that very energy efficient ... In general, there is something to think about when choosing. Steam humidifiers need to be cleaned regularly from the inside to remove limescale.
Ultrasonic humidifiers - This is a more advanced gadgets compared to steam, as, firstly, do not create steam, and finely dispersed fog (and because condensation is not falling out anywhere), and secondly, this fog is not hot, and therefore safe - though put a children's room humidifier. In addition, it uses less energy and is quieter than a steam humidifier, and the humidification level can be adjusted. Humidifiers are often equipped with a humidistat, which controls the humidity level in the room and temporarily turns the gadget off when the desired value is reached. So that it can be automatically turned back on when it is time. A more ultrasonic humidifier can use essential oil to fragrance your home - which is strongly advised against doing in the steam.
Air Sinks are the most expensive gadgets in this category, as they provide not only humidification but also air purification. The principle of operation is similar to a traditional cold cleaner, only the air passes not through a wet filter, but through a tank of water, where, in fact, it is washed. Therefore, the sinks retain dust, odor particles and smoke that settle on the rotating blades inside the device.
Why white dust often appears on surfaces in rooms where humidifiers operate?
Such phenomenon can indeed be observed, but it is not the fault of humidifiers, but of owners, who pour into them not filtered water, but simply from the tap. All salts and impurities in the water, which are contained in a deposit on the furniture. Such a problem is typical for ultrasonic humidifiers. To solve it, you should fill them only filtered clean water, rinse the tank and the internal filters (if they are there) regularly to prevent limescale, which then will settle on your surfaces. And also pay attention to humidifiers with special water filters that soften it and neutralize salts that can precipitate around the room, such as COOPER&HUNTER CH-3035T Bali.
What is the power consumption of humidifiers?
Don't be afraid that by putting a humidifier in your home that normally has to run both day and night, you will greatly increase your energy costs. Yes, hot steam generators certainly eat up your kilowatts. But here are ultrasonic humidifiers usually have power in the range of 25 - 30 watts, and Baseus slim waist - and even 5 watts, which means your energy consumption per month will be low.
How do I drip essential oil into my humidifier?
Usually, the descriptions of those gadgets, which are equipped with a fragrance function, tell about this separately. And it also says exactly where to drop the essential oil. Because you can not just add it to water, it can ruin the device. For example, in ELECTROLUX EHU-5015D it is clearly stated in the instruction that it can be used for room aromatization, but the essential oil must be dropped on a sponge specially designed for this purpose. Also has this warning:
A cheap simple humidifier if you are urgently concerned about the problems of the microclimate (for example, if ill), and free money do not have.
Ultrasonic humidifier with electronic control for the price of a cake (but the health benefits from it will be incomparably more). And as the cherry on top of it, you can hook a lamp or mini-fan coming with the humidifier itself (although at the same time can only include something one, as they are connected via a single USB-port).
It is capable of turning water into steam (better would be in the wine!) With a capacity of 35 ml / h and is ready to serve up to 10 m2 room. If you switch the humidifier to constant operation (and there is also a more economical - variable), its full 380 ml tank is enough for 6 hours of uninterrupted irrigation. Keep in mind only that there is no gyrostat or tamer, so the humidifier can only shut off in two cases: run out of water or you physically turn it off.
You can add a few drops of essential oil for added aroma.
The gadget weighs a little over 150 g and measures 17×12×12 cm. But it can be powered through its micro-USB cable, which must be connected either to a USB port on your computer, or to a standard charger, which is not included with the humidifier.
This is the most expensive humidifier that we were able to find on the expanses of fans. What does it have such a wonderful feature that it costs you can buy a laptop?
This ultrasonic humidifier with a capacity of 300 ml/h, which, as promised by the manufacturers, serves at its best area of 30 square meters.2, and it can work as a humidifier and as a fan. There is a timer (up to 18 hours) and the automatic shutdown feature, as well as hygrostat, which monitors the maintenance of the desired humidity in the room. Which, by the way, you can set in the settings: from 30% to 70%.
Besides, it has a lot of other features:
ultraviolet air purification;
technology Air Multiplier™, which creates a powerful continuous airflow, so the humidifier works as a vane-free fan;
10 adjustable airflow speeds;
compliance asthma & allergy friendly ™;
quiet operation (57 dB in the humidifier mode and 62 dB - fan).
This gadget is so smart that even the remote control has a special magnet that can be attached to the body of the humidifier so that it will not be lost in the room.
With an empty water tank (3 liters) humidifier weighs about 3.5 kg and takes a lot of space: 57.9 × 24 × 13.5 cm. Can come to you in white or gray. The manufacturer gives a warranty of 2 years.
In reviews on this humidifier one of the commenters even wrote that such gadgets are in the halls of palaces in Vienna. In which, however, did not specify...
Ultrasonic humidifier with touch control and a function of ionizing air. Here you have automatic humidity control in the room, and sensors, and the temperature and humidity sensor automatic shutdown timer up to 12 hours (taktoh gadget can continuously work up to 35 hours), and 5 speeds of the pair. In addition to humidification, it purifies the air with its ceramic filter. And it ionizes the air to make it hygienic. And it raises the temperature in the room thanks to the warm steam function. And if the water in the tank runs out, the clever device will shut itself off. You can safely add essential oils for fragrance and do not be afraid to leave it running all night long-it will turn on and pause when it is necessary. By the way, for night time it has a special night mode.
Capacity of the water tank - 5 liters, and the performance is 450 ml/h, this humidifier is able to serve up to 45 m2. At the same time, it itself weighs less than 3 kg, and takes up this much space: 34.4×27×25 cm.
Controlled by the multi-function LED display on the body or by remote control. The manufacturer gives 2 years warranty on this model humidifier. Reviews so far good.
Also not the cheapest ultrasonic humidifier with electronic control. Its capacity is 300 ml/h, but you can manually adjust the intensity of evaporation. And when the nearly 6-liter tank runs out of water, the gadget will warn the negligent owner and shut itself off out of harm's way.
This humidifier has a function of ionizing the air and cleaning it - through a ceramic filter (that is, one that is not a consumable). All in all, you won't hear much noise - what's 25dB?
The gadget is compatible with aroma pads MAXCAN FH-240 Lavender, MAXCAN FH-240 Eucalyptus, so in addition to the humidifier consider that you also get aroma lamp. Also, its tank has handy handles, so you won't crack an important part while you're drawing water.
A timer for up to 24 hours and an automatic shut-off when the time expires will allow you to turn the humidifier on - and forget about it. Lightweight - up to 2kg - and compact - 38×26×19cm - it will serve you for years to come. Well, at least for the first year the manufacturer provides a warranty.
Stylish ultrasonic humidifier with touch control, timer for 12 hours, automatic shutdown after the set time, or the end of water. This humidifier can also automatically control the humidity level in your room, and pause the humidifier itself when you need it. A nice feature of this model is the filter cartridge that softens the water, thus producing a salt-free mist. Function of ionization of air also is present. Well, and aromatize the room, dropping essential oil, too, you can.
Capacity of the humidifier 300 ml/h, the volume of water tank - 3.5 l. With these parameters it is able to serve no more than 25 m2 room. The gadget itself (without water) weighs just over 2 kg, and its dimensions are as follows: 34.4×5.6×25.6 cm.
This humidifier comes with a one-year warranty, and users in reviews talk about the quiet operation and convenient top water fill.
A representative of the proud class of inexpensive humidifiers (up to 1000 UAH), yet ultrasonic, cute by design and with touchscreen control.
At first glance, it has everything that in the more expensive brethren: temperature and humidity sensors, and hygrostat, which allows you to maintain a given room parameters. It also has a timer (up to 12 hours), as well as air purification and fragrance functions. This humidifier also allows you to select one of three modes of fog production.
Tanks of 4 liters and capacity of 260 ml/h allow you to forget about filling the gadget with water for a long time. At the same time, it eats a lot: its power consumption is only 25 W, it weighs less than 1 kg (with an empty tank) and has the following dimensions: 28,5×19,5×18,6 cm. And reviews on it are quite favorable.
The stylish white and silver gadget can also be considered inexpensive (as for a humidifier), but productive (as for the same) - with 300 ml/h steam generation.
It is capable of providing a microclimate for a room of up to 35m2, while giving very little noise - up to 25 dB. And when the water runs out, the appliance switches off so as not to burn out. But the automatic shutdown by time or when the desired humidity (as well as in general analysis of humidity) - no timer, no gyrostat or sensors).
But there is a ceramic filter for water softening. The water tank has a capacity of 5.2 liters.
The control of this humidifier is mechanical - there is almost nothing to break, and yet the manufacturer gives 1 year warranty on it. Empty (without water), the gadget weighs less than 2 kg, and has the following dimensions: 35×25×16 cm. Reviews on it are mostly enthusiastic.
Ultrasonic humidifier with touch control and cost just under $100. The capacity is standard - 300 ml/h. Its strengths are simple operation and Intelligent Pro technology. This technology will allow you to judge the humidity in your room by the color of the indicator on the gadget body: orange means it is too dry, purple means it is optimal, blue means it is too humid.
This humidifier also has an air fragrance function and a filter that, firstly, protects the internal parts and, secondly, partly gets rid of extraneous odors in the air. It is capable of serving a room of no more than 30 m2. There is no timer, which is probably the only disadvantage of this model. The capacity of the tank is 4 liters, but if it is empty, the humidifier itself weighs a little over 1.5 kg. And its dimensions are as follows: 29.4×23×16 cm. Reviews rather controversial, but that of them is true, you can only understand from your own experience.
This washer caught our attention, first of all, the price - it costs as good as an ultrasonic humidifier, while usually the price of this class of devices is much higher.
The thing looks pretty stylish - a black cylinder that can be placed on the floor, table or nightstand. The dimensions are not much different from conventional humidifiers: The humidifier is approximately 38×29.2×29.2 cm, but the sides are slightly different, so you can place it on a table or countertop, while keeping the humidifier in front of the table or drawer. Gadget is able to "wash" room air, an area not more than 20 m2, and the productivity is half less than most humidifiers - only 150 ml/h. But this thing is not only humidifies, but also really cleans, disinfects and eliminates extraneous odors!
Remember only that as well as in any air washer, the drum with disks, you must not forget to wash periodically, otherwise with humidified air in the room will be spread and the bad smell that soon appears from the scale.
A tank of just over 2 liters will allow the gadget to work on creating the weather in the house uninterruptedly for 15 hours. And the noise level is also very low - down to 25dB.
The lid of the gadget has a nice touch screen control panel with 6 buttons and light indicators. And there is a lot to customize:
You can select one of the three performance modes: low, medium and high.
AUTO mode allows you to maintain a constant level of humidity in the room, automatically reducing or increasing the operating intensity depending on the environmental conditions.
Night mode, which makes the machine as silent as possible with the lights off.
Ionisation function for air disinfection.
Timer for 1 - 8 hours and auto shut off after the set time.
Childproofing - pressing two secret buttons locks the entire control panel - so if the baby decides to explore an unexpected new item in the room, they are both safe (at least until the baby starts drinking water from the reservoir).
And, of course, when the water in the reservoir runs out, the smart device will turn off. Reviews for it are encouraging. The manufacturer promises a 1 year warranty.
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