Needing Some Moisture

Being able to breathe clean air is something most of us take for granted, but it is not something I can do any longer. I have been struggling to keep my breathing passages moist and now it has come down to me researching the best humidifiers on the market these days that can make my home a much more comfortable place for me to breathe with ease. Now that I have finally decided to make the investment, I have begun researching the best humidifiers that fit my budget can be used in my home. I have asked around and quite a few of my friends directed me towards the best sites to begin my search.


There have been so many people telling me that you need this during winter, and I am inclined to believe them now as my breathing problems have elevated over the years. Studies have even shown that households that have humidifiers in their home are less likely to suffer from respiratory ailments. I checked out the website and it was quite helpful in breaking down the best whole house humidifiers.


During the winter months, the sales of humidifiers tend to skyrocket as people prepare for colder temperatures and the potential for moisture issues. Most people prefer a humidity level at between 40% and 60%. For those that suffer from congestion, a rate that is closer to 70-80% is more ideal for relief. If left unchecked, the humidity levels during the winter months can drop substantially to as low as 10%.


Built-in humidistats are found on the latest models of humidifiers and these models can be used to set the humidity level you want in the room. Humidifiers are specifically designed to place moisture back into a dry room and fall into two categories, warm mist and cool mist. Either category is effective, with arguments for each viable. The following are some of the best models I have seen that can provide all of the features that I demand within the budget I have set aside.


Air-O-Swiss AOS 7135 Humidifier

Air-O-Swiss AOS 7135

The majority of the more affordable humidifiers can create a cool or warm mist, varying between techniques to increase humidity in the air. This model is a bit more expensive, so users have the option between warm and cool mist. The BONECO uses vibrations set at high frequency to convert water to mist that is then sprayed throughout the room. This machine is powerful enough to cover a room that is 650 square feet, with the mist coming out at a warm 104 degrees Fahrenheit.


With a full tank, the machine is capable of running the entire day without a refill, with the spout rotating a full 360 degrees to it can be pointed in any direction. Other great features include humidification selector that can be set at between 40-75% and comes with presets, a temperature gauge, a ‘sleep’ function, and an updated, modern look.


Levoit Humidifier Mist Vaporizer

Levoit Mist Vaporizer

For those that don’t have a huge amount of money in their budget, this Levoit model remarkably features both cool or warm mist and at about half the price of many of the more top-rated models. The Levoit covers about 280 square meters, and you will have to use distilled or filtered water as it does not come with a filter. It is also equipped with an automatic mode that detects surrounding conditions and then adjusts the humidity levels accordingly, the power to change humidity levels from between 40% and 80%. It is so quiet that you won’t even know it is in the room, and that makes it ideal to place in a baby’s room.


The heat settings come in low/high, there are three fan settings, a remote control, and even an aromatherapy feature to use the scented essential oils of your choice with the aroma box that has been built in. You will never have to worry about leaking with this model, and the tank is big enough at 1.6 liters to hold enough water to last up to 24 hours, and the modern look is an added bonus.


Honeywell UV Evaporation Humidifier

Honeywell UV Evaporation Cool Mist

This is another affordable evaporation unit that works great in small to mid-sized rooms. The brand claims it can cover rooms as large as 700 square meters, but there have been some reports this is a bit of an overestimate. This machine automatically adjusts temperatures in the room and thereby contains the amount of moisture. For the price, it more than suffices, and most people that I know that bought it were happy with the output and service.