We would all like to be able to enjoy clean, fresh, and purified air anywhere besides our bedroom. It can be our office as well as some space in which we are frequently. But typically, humidifier kits are often oversized and impractical.
If you are one of those who are looking for humidification equipment for your home or office, here is a selection of the best humidifiers for small rooms & offices on the market. This list shows you the best-selling models of this year for their comfortable and practical size.
Types of humidifier
The main function of humidifiers is to improve our home environment, increasing the humidity level in those rooms where the environment is arid.
This, in turn, helps lower the risk of respiratory diseases. It is also good for plants and the prenatal stage when you have a baby to breathe better.
(i) Hot steam
Many consider that it is only a matter of boiling water. That’s it; However, hot steam humidifiers have filters that help the steam they take out is much cleaner. If you have a sick person at home from the respiratory tract, this could be of great help.
This type of humidifier uses evaporation through heat, so you do not run any risk of using tap water since, through boiling and the filters, the steam that the humidifier expels will be clean.
This makes them cheaper. However, it would help if you were careful with their use since, as its name indicates, it needs heat to function and tend to raise the ambient temperature. They do not require much maintenance.
You can add some essences or aromas to spread throughout the room, and this is a method widely used in aromatherapy or yoga. And it saves you from using heating inside a small bedroom, or in the office.
(ii) Evaporative cold vapor
They are characterized by absorbing the air from our home, using an extractor, and then humidifying it inside a filter with water.
The advantages of choosing a humidifier of this type are:
- They do not represent a danger because they do not get hot.
- It can be used in summer because it does not increase the temperature of the environment.
- But the most remarkable thing is that the water vapor they manage to produce is much cleaner. It is easily inspired.
However, it is important that the filters are cleaned frequently and that after a certain period of time, they are changed to prevent all kinds of bacteria from reproducing inside them. They may be a bit noisy when absorbing ambient air, but it is not too noticeable.
(iii) Ultrasonic cold steam
The three types of humidifiers perform the same function: increase the humidity of the environment. The difference lies in what process they carry out to achieve this goal. As its name indicates, this type of humidifier releases a cold mist that does not increase the room temperature.
Now, humidifiers well of cold steam ultrasonic used to volatilize water ultrasonically, by vibrations and thus creates steam. They are extremely silent, and in addition to being also the most recommended to avoid the reproduction of microorganisms that cause respiratory diseases.
They are considered the most effective because of the fog they create, capable of being distributed evenly, and do not consume too much electricity. Their greatest advantage is that they do not need filters, which saves you a lot of money. However, they do require continuous cleaning.
On the other hand, they are not noisy or dangerous, since they do not heat up at any time, but they can be more expensive than the previous options.
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- Capacity: 4.2 liters
- Power: 32 watts
- Weight: 1.8 kg
- Dimensions: 26.5 x 20 x 33 cm
This humidifier is an ultrasonic cold mist, which guarantees total comfort because it does not make any noise. The design is beautiful, and it is ideal for large rooms: up to 30 square meters.
The best thing is that it does not consume too much electricity and the tank is quite large as it has a capacity of 4.2 liters. It has an LED light that can be easily turned on or off so that humidity levels can be adjusted according to the room’s size.
The great advantage is that you can include essences as long as they do not contain oil, which would affect the operation of the device. It has very efficient security systems, and a red light comes on when it is not properly positioned and has an automatic shutdown if it runs out of water and tips over.
The steam output can be regulated, but we have a rotary knob in this humidifier, unlike an LED screen. As in the Tao Tronics, filling the tank is not an easy task; But if it detects that it is empty, the device turns off electronically.
It emits fallen light that we can choose to leave on or off with the “night” option, making it ideal to use it while we rest or even use it in children’s rooms acting as a night light. The noise it emits will have to be evaluated on our own since while it is quite enough, for some,s it is a bit annoying.
- Capacity: 2 liters
- Power: 17 watts
- Voltage: 240 volts
- Weight: 4.06 kg
- Dimensions: 24.9 x 24.9 x 33.9 cm
We continue with our guide to buying the best baby humidifier with one of the most innovative on the market. Unlike spray technology devices and those that use ultrasonic technology, this humidifier removes 99% of bacteria from the air.
Thanks to its technological advances, it uses much less energy than other similar products. It is also responsible for distributing the steam evenly so that your entire room achieves a pleasant and relaxing atmosphere.
Its simple control with LCD screen allows you to choose between different percentages of humidity, to be able to configure it to your liking. Also, despite being very manageable in size, it can operate in a room of up to 25 square meters.
The only downside to this humidifier is that it only holds 2 liters of water. However, thanks to its technological advances, these will last much longer than with a normal one.
The Philips HU4803 / 01 is a strong candidate for the best humidifier of the 2018 position. With a special technology that eliminates up to 99% more bacteria than other similar products, it offers you the best care for your children. Besides, its use is straightforward, it is small and convenient to store, and it offers you several options to adapt to the environment created to your liking.
- Capacity: 300 Millilitres
- Power: AC 100-240V
- Weight: 740 g
- Dimensions: 16.76 x 16.76 x 15.24 cm
This humidifier has a modern and natural design that resembles wood, making it the focal point in your living room or bedroom. It has a capacity of 300 ml in its water tank and can work up to 10 continuous hours.
The important point is that it has an automatic shutdown system when the water in the tank runs out—the best to keep your home safe. Essential oils can be added to the reservoir to practice aromatherapy at home. Likewise, the humidifier has 7 different LED lights colors, which you can change to your liking.
Something that I really like is that it is hushed. Making it possible to use it in the bedroom or even in a baby’s room. It can be programmed to work continuously or for periods of time of 1, 3, or 6 hours.
- Capacity: 500 Millilitres
- Timer: 4 timer settings
- Mist Mode: 2 mist mode
- Led: 7 different colors
First of all, this ultrasonic humidifier stands out for having a remote control that allows you to control its operation remotely. Its tank, with a capacity of 500 ml, offers between 3 and 6 hours of autonomy, depending on the intensity at which it is activated. It allows the use of essential oils and is very quiet. It includes LED lights of 7 different colors, so it can even be used as a lamp to create cozy environments.
This aromatherapy oil diffuser can be set for 60, 120, 180min, or a continuous run option for aroma and mist as you like. You can set to mist or spray oil for a set amount of time and then rest, diffusing intermittently with remote included.
2 Mist Output Modes: You can choose between high and low mist output according to your preference. The mist setting pushes out a spray of mist every 30 seconds—this aromatherapy oil diffuser with 7 color mood nights. You can cycle, fix one color, or turn it off. It can work as a diffuser and an atmosphere lamp. The colors can be relaxing, and the brightness is adjustable, depending on your tastes.
- Capacity: 400 Millilitres
- Timer: 4 timer settings
- Mist Mode: 2 mist mode
- Led: 7 different colors
This humidifier with an adjustable timer in 1, 3, and 6 hours has a 400 ml water tank and an aroma diffuser, so it can also be used as an air freshener. Also, it can be placed in constant mode and has a fog function. It is tranquil and generates deficient energy consumption. Its design is really modern and attractive and has LED lights with 7 color variations.
The pure water of essential oils is atomized by ultrasonic technology so that the fragrance floats in the air, soothing your emotions, reducing stress, helping sleep, and moisturizing the air. Your room will be full of fragrance, and a few drops of oil in the water can reduce your daily fatigue and ensure you have a better sleep. Suitable for bedroom, study room, office, living room, bedroom, yoga, SPA, meeting room, baby room, etc.
The design has an anhydrous automatic shutdown function. The essential oil diffuser will automatically shut down 5 seconds after the water is used up. This will ensure your safety and protect the aroma diffuser itself. Besides, the aroma diffuser is made of BPA-free material, 100% non-toxic, and environmentally friendly.
There are 4 timer settings, 1H, 3H, 6H, and even continuous operation. You can set it at any time. Under continuous strong fog or intermittent fine fog (with or without light), you can choose one to suit your mood.
- Capacity: 2.7 liters
- Nozzle: 360 degree
- Weight: 1.28 kg
- Dimensions: 32 x 20 x 20 cm
Good steam flow for a convenient size device. Simple in handling, without sophisticated extras, but compliant in its tasks. Durable enough for your container capacity.
It can go up to two nights at medium power with no problems. With this background, we can ensure that the value of money is optimal. Both the solid materials and the sober and elegant design make it a very suitable appliance for humidifying medium or small rooms.
Nor does it make too much noise during its operation, although this factor is always subjective and not totally silent. Its manual control is for many users an advantage rather than a disadvantage.
The simplicity of its central control works in its favor with functions as simple as turning it off or on or the steam flow intensity. Although it does not have a specific tank for oils or essences, you can do some tricks like boiling eucalyptus leaves and filtering the water into the tank.
- Batteries required: No
- Weight: 2 kg
- Dimensions: 32.6 x 17.5 x 34 cm
Despite being largely due to its container’s capacity, the medium-high range model is very manageable due to its design. It incorporates all kinds of features, including an ionizer to eliminate bacteria and the possibility of being used as a diffuser of aroma.
Very effective in increasing humidity percentages. Within an hour, it can be increased by up to 20%. One of the most valued aspects to refer to its optimal enclosure is that it does not leave traces of water on the place where it is located.
Excellent autonomy lasts over the day without a problem and very quiet. The flow is abundant and adjustable with three types of the intensity of humidity. As a specific objection, the container has to be loaded from the bottom and is somewhat uncomfortable. Another could be that the price is above the average, but the result generally supports the investment if the use to be made frequent.
- Capacity: 0.5 litres
- Power: 12 watt
- Voltage: 24 V voltage
- Weight: 300 g
- Dimensions: 7.6 x 40.6 x 50.8 cm
The particularity of this humidifier is that its water tank is made of plastic bottles. And it brings two adapters so that regardless of the type of bottle, we can use it.
The capacity? It depends on the bottle we use. It can generate 80ml / h of steam, suitable for environments up to 20m2. If we use it in larger environments, likely, we will not be able to create the ideal humidity values.
The main disadvantage is that the steam outlet regulator does not work as well as advertised. But at least it turns off automatically when it detects that the bottle is empty. It is ideal for taking on a trip because it is very compact and comes with a carry bag.
- Capacity: 150/300ml
- Noise level: 24db
- Weight: 630 g
- Dimensions: 17 x 17 x 14 cm
- Max room: 10/15m2
- Aromatherapy: yes
- Timer: yes
- Humidity meter: no
The Ecotec is a small, simple, and practical humidifier with a design that imitates wood and hat goes unnoticed anywhere. It has a timer of up to 10 hours, led light adjustable intensity and color, and the possibility of using it for aromatherapy.
Regarding the operation, it is hushed and automatically disconnects when it runs out of water. The water tank is not too big, but that makes it a small and discreet humidifier. You can also choose between two shades of wood and two tank sizes: 150ml and 300ml, enough for a room of about 15m2.
The cecotec is a basic model and does not incorporate a hygrometer, so you will have to control the air’s humidity by other means. The cecotec humidifier comes in two different versions, with very little price difference between them, the first with 150ml capacity and 300ml.
The timer in the two versions is also different. You can program the shutdown in the smaller version in 1 and 3 hours, while in the 300ml version, you can program it in 1h, 3h, and 6h since the tank lass longer. The led light work automatically, changing between 7different colors, it is dim and does not disturb, but it can be deactivated anyway if you want.
The humidifier is suitable for use with aromatherapy, but does not include oil, if you need it you can buy it here.
The 150ml has a power of 7w with a maximum flow of about 30ml/ h and the 300ml of 10w with a maximum flow of about 40ml/h. Although it may seem so because of its size, it is not wireless, and it works plugged into the electrical current. The dimensions are 14x17x17 cm, i5t weighs 0.65 kg, and the power is around 10w.
- Capacity: 400 ml
- Power: AC 100-240V 50/60Hz – DC24V 650mA
- Weight: 760 g
- Continuous use: 12 h
- Timer: 1-6 h
- Dimensions: 16 x 16 x 26.5 cm
A humidifier is characterized apart from its elegant design because it can be controlled by voice or by a mobile App. It has a capacity of 400 ml, so it can perfectly endure 6 hours (high intensity) or 12 hours (low intensity) in continuous mode.
Program it at the times you want is really useful to put it into operation every day, for example, before you get home from work and thus have optimal humidity in your home.
Besides, it is handy for children’s rooms since, apart from being very quiet, it has 7 LED colors adjustable in intensity if children want to sleep with the light on at night.
If you want it to do the aromatherapy function, here you can buy oils of different scents.
- Capacity: 120 Millilitres
- Power: AC 100-240V 50/60HZ
- Weight: 400 g
- Dimensions: 19.4 x 11.4 x 11 cm
If you are looking for an economic model to enjoy this system’s advantages and want it for a room, this brand will surely offer you what you are looking for.
It is perfect for solving any type of respiratory problem or for calming the symptoms of dry skin. Throw small humid breezes, which will make the environment much more pleasant, and therefore you can feel much more comfortable.
Two of the things I like the most is that it turns off automatically as programmed and especially that it has different lights. And is that despite being one of the best cheap humidifiers on the market, it has everything you need to enjoy its benefits.
As for its noise level, it is not high at all. What’s more, on many occasions, it is so low that it seems to be off. I have to get closer, and at that moment, I realize that everything works correctly.
It is really not easy to find a model with these characteristics at this price. For this reason, I have included it in this list, because it surely interests you.
- Noise: 25dB
- Automatic shut-off: yes
- Nozzle: 360 degree
- Weight: 750 g
- Dimensions: 26.8 x 24.2 x 35 cm
This humidifier is very modern with a careful design, with its rounded base, its backlit touch screen, and its luminous function. The tank shape is conical with a 360 ° rotatable nozzle. Despite its imposing dimensions (25 x 30 cm), it is a pleasant device to use.
With its 2.5 L tank, it achieves an autonomy of 22 hours on surfaces of up to 20 m² (but users note an efficiency of up to 40 m²). Of course, it also includes an automatic shut-off function in case the tank is empty.
The touch buttons allow you to regulate the humidity intensity from 30-90% and the steam flow intensity in five levels. Still, it also has an automatic mode that will regulate the power itself depending on the level, thanks to the humidity sensor.
Originally designed for babies, this humidifier can be used anywhere in the house. But the advantage is that the console shows, in addition to humidity, the room’s temperature, which is very convenient for the child’s room.
Also, it acts as a true night lamp since it is possible to adjust the light of the seven colors so that they work alternately or choose one permanently. Its intensity is low enough so as not to interfere with the baby’s sleep. Plus, at just 25 dB, it’s arguably the quietest humidifier in our selection.
Finally, the Hygro Plus has a small compartment that allows you to add essential oils. In this specific case, on the contrary, it is not recommended to use it in the child’s room since many of the essences of the oils are not healthy for the baby.
13. Medisana Medibreeze 60003 Humidifier (Best for babies rooms)
- Capacity: 0.68 litres
- Weight: 600 g
- Dimensions: 16 x 11 x 20 cm
Another compact (16 x 11 x 20 cm) and simple humidifier for babies is the Medisana Medibreeze 60003. Its water tank is 0.68 liters, which gives it an autonomy of about 6 hours at maximum power and about 9 hours at minimum power.
Like the Chicco Humi, it automatically shuts off when the water tank is low. However, it includes two levels of vaporization intensity, which the Chicco does not include. Even so, its power is not too high, so we must use it in small rooms.
It incorporates 6 blue LED lights as a companion light that we can turn on or off. Anyway, the buttons have quite intense LED lighting that can be annoying for some people.
Some buyers have indicated that it makes a little more noise than other humidifiers, especially at full speed.
Unlike other humidifiers, the Medisana Medibreeze 60003 allows the use of oil-free aromatic essences (not essential oil).
How to buy the best humidifier
Now comes the most interesting, it is possible that by now you have already chosen the ideal type of humidifier for your home. However, when deciding which of all is the best you must take into account that it meets certain basic characteristics .
What matters is that you know the differences of each of these and the values, not only the minimums but also the maximums that will determine that the humidifier works properly, that it is durable, and that it is not so expensive.
I am referring to the humidifying capacity it has: how fast it can create steam, always taking into account the dimensions of the room where it is to be placed. This is usually a factor that many ignore, but it is the most important.
The first thing you should do is determine the rooms where you will place the humidifier: having clear dimensions will help you choose a suitable humidifier. If the room is small, the humidifier should be too. It happens that with small rooms, they use a very large humidifier, which can lead to dryness in the long run.
On the other hand, a small humidifier in a large room will need more hours to fulfill its function and sometimes more electrical energy. For a 30 square meter room, a humidifier with a nebulization factor is very similar to 230ml / h be used .
This only applies to hot steam humidifiers and ultrasonic cold steam humidifiers. This factor’s importance is that the amount of water that the tank supports will represent the time it can be working.
Doctors will indicate that it is not necessary to keep the humidifier on 24 hours a day. Besides, humidifiers with large tanks also tend to have a higher power, and therefore, if you are going to use it in a large room, the tank should be of more than 2 liters.
When a person gets sick with the flu, they usually have greater complications breathing at night, especially babies, and humidifiers are beneficial for these cases. Still, it is not convenient to keep it on for a long time, so you should have the option of programming their operating times.
Either it turns off automatically after a certain time or turns off once a specific humidity level has been reached and turns on again when you need to regulate these relative humidity levels again. This second option is known as a humidistat.
But the programming does not include only this, but also that you can control the humidity level you want for each room or the power at which you want it to work. Some also include a hygrometer to measure humidity levels accurately.
It is the most important factor if you plan to use the humidifier at night and cannot be aware of turning it off. Ideally, it can automatically shut off once it reaches the desired humidity levels.
With hot steam humidifiers, this must be a safety device that cannot be absent, since, if the humidifier falls, there should be no risk of hot water spilling out or that the appliance itself, being hot, has contact with the ground, especially if it is carpeted.
Easy to clean
Clearly, the easiest to clean is hot steam humidifiers, as they do not have filters, and the water they use itself reaches a boiling point at which it kills bacteria.
However, if you have another type of humidifier, they do require constant maintenance. You only need to clean the water tank, and then you will have to check that it is easy to remove and replace.
In the case of filters, they should be easy to remove and replace after being cleaned or replaced. In the end, they all require certain maintenance, and you have to make sure that it is easy to do.
Depending on the brand of filters, each one will have a different indication of time, not only for cleaning but also for replacing them.
In this case, the most important thing is that replacing them is not more expensive than if you bought a new humidifier and that it is also an easy process to do.
Before purchasing the humidifier, you should check that the filters are easy to get, that you can replace them yourself, and that they are not very expensive.
This is relevant if you want to change it from one room to another or only want to use it at certain times and that the rest of the day remains stored. For this, the most important factors will be size, weight, and shape.
Although you should also consider that the weight can vary if the tank is full or not with water, you must consider it and check that it has a stable handle or a long cable not to move it constantly.
It may be a reason why many humidifiers go to waste: the loudest are those with hot steam, then those with cold mist due to evaporation, and lastly, there are ultrasonic ones. The latter is considered the quietest of the three types of humidifiers.
But this does not mean that a hot steam humidifier is not worth buying, especially if you are going to use it during the day or in a large room. If you plan to use it during the day, the noise will likely be lost with the rest of everyday sounds.
To determine this factor, it is essential to bear in mind that the most expensive is not always the most efficient, and vice versa.
The price will be related to the type of humidifier and its components, additional characteristics, manufacturing materials, etc. So, the important thing is to have the most expensive, but the one that actually meets all or most of the factors that I mentioned above.
That gives you the confidence that the investment you make will be worth it and that it is not an expense that you will soon have to do again due to poor quality. Take into account that those humidifiers that require filter replacements can be, in the long run, more expensive.
What is a humidifier for?
A humidifier will allow you to generate steam in the room you place it in simple words. Now, the question is likely to arise, and why do I want steam?
Well, I’ll tell you that it will be advantageous at home. Thanks to the water vapor you can improve the air quality in your rooms. This vapor translates into humidity, which is great in winter, as heating tends to dry out the house’s air. What produces respiratory diseases.
So by using a humidifier, you will reduce the risk of respiratory diseases. It will be of great help if you have children or older adults at home. They are usually the most affected by these conditions.
Benefits of the ultrasonic humidifier
Buying a humidifier will bring you many advantages, both for your health and that of your children. One of them (and the most important, in my opinion) is that it will help you reduce dryness at home.
When there is little humidity, the air becomes dry, which is harmful to the body. It brings as consequences diseases in the skin, respiratory tract, and dry throat.
Using a humidifier will increase the humidity level in the rooms, which translates into more humidity in the body and a greater resistance to the microorganisms that cause colds—own winter weather.
- If static electricity bothers you, the humidifier will help you with that. By using it, you can reduce static levels in the room. The currents will be a thing of the past.
- It will also help prevent cracks in the walls. The lack of moisture affects both your skin and the walls. By improving the humidity levels, the walls of the room will not chip or crack.
- If you have a baby at home, the best thing you can do is buy a baby humidifier.
They tend to have lower defenses than those of an adult, so the air in your home must be very hygienic. The humidifier for babies will help you with since they usually have filters that trap disease-causing microorganisms.
If your baby has many mucus or respiratory problems, the humidifier will become your best ally. Increased humidity in the environment will help decongest the airways, allowing you to sleep through the night.
Also, apart from being a humidifier, some models have light and cute and childish designs so that you can use them as a night light in your little one’s room.
Benefits of using an aromatherapy humidifier
The main thing it will help you with is to help you breathe better, which is highly recommended for people who suffer from any allergy, asthma, or sinusitis.
You will avoid the discomfort caused by skin and throat irritation, thus reducing the likelihood of developing dermatological problems.
They also reduce the risk of the appearance and spread of respiratory diseases since viruses and bacteria have a harder time traveling through a humid environment, so if you tend to the typical winter flu or older adults live in your house or drink, you recommend even more that you buy a humidifier.
Another thing that can help you a lot is an air purifier that will avoid all allergy problems and respiratory difficulties in most cases.
It reduces static electricity, something that frequently happens when the environment is arid. Therefore, if you especially have small children, avoid giving them these little shocks that, although they are not harmful, are quite annoying.
Protect your skin and delay aging. If your environment is arid, the skin deteriorates faster, so if you are interested in taking care of yourself, it is recommended that apart from hydrating yourself well and applying creams, you have an environment with a healthy humidity percentage (40-60%).
Easy to use and silent. You can use it perfectly to sleep better, and you don’t need to read an instruction manual since its use is very intuitive.
If it has the aromatherapy function, you will appreciate it since your home will smell much better, and there are a wide variety of oils so that you can choose from many types.
Finally, for those who want the furniture and electrical appliances in their home to last longer, you have to know that an excess of dryness in the environment produces cracks in the walls, and the furniture ends up cracking.
What is an ionizing humidifier?
Now that you know what a humidifier is and what great benefits it brings to you and your family, I must tell you about a special type: the ionizing humidifier.
This variety differs from traditional humidifiers in that, in addition to generating steam, it generates negative ions into the environment. And in turn, those negative ions fight allergens and bacteria in the air, making the air you breathe purer and cleaner.
If you have children or the elderly at home, humidifiers with this benefit are the most recommended. As I mentioned before, the defenses of a child or an older person are lower, and the cleaner the air, the better.
How to humidify a room
Actually, humidifiers are very easy to use since they work using electrical power or USB connection, so once you connect them to it, they will start working independently. It would help if you chose the level of humidity you want to achieve, in some cases the power and time in which they will work.
Find the right place to place the humidifier, that is, where it will not run the risk of it constantly falling, especially if it is the hot steam. There are other methods of keeping a room humid.
However, they are not as efficient, since you will not always be able to control the humidity level, they have a little scope, in the long run, they can be more expensive, cause allergies, and do not have filters that clean the air they use.
Conclusion: which humidifier to buy
Now, after having told you about all these air humidifiers, I will recommend 2 models , which for me are the best.
- The first is the VICTSING humidifier, a model with a unique and unusual design, which will make it, in addition to being functional, an element in the decoration of your room.
It would be best if you bought it since you can do aromatherapy and give moisture to the environment. And it also has led lights that change color in 7 different shades. Something that will help you relax after a hard day.
- But if you want a more complete kit , my recommendation is the Miniland Ozone Humidifier.
What I like most about this model is the comfort it generates. It has a remote control to control all the functions of the device. This is what makes it different from other humidifiers.
Another highlight is its excellent capacity of the 5-liter water tank , which translates into a long autonomy time , without having to refill it again. An important plus for you to decide to buy it.
I hope this article has helped you learn more about the world of humidifiers and you have decided to buy one for its great health benefits.
If you have any questions or want to share an experience with these appliances, write me in the comments that you will find at the end of the page. Both me and the other visitors will love to read you!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Is a cool mist or hot mist humidifier better?
This depends on how you use it.
- For example, cold steam allows you to moisten the air in your room and reduce the relative temperature on those hot days.
- In contrast, hot steam gives a relative increase in humidity and temperature in cold weather and is recommended for treating respiratory conditions (such as asthma or the common cold).
How many drops of essential oil should be added per 200 ml of water?
You can add between 2 to 5 drops of the essential oil of your choice for that amount of water. With this amount, it will be enough to achieve good aromatherapy results.
Can the humidifier harm the animals at home?
Some models work with vibration or ultrasound to generate steam, which in many cases causes discomfort and damage to the hearing system of dogs, cats, or any other pet.
Besides, concentrated aromas in closed rooms can cause allergies in some pets. For this reason, it is recommended to read the manufacturer’s instructions to know if the product is suitable for use near pets.
Can the humidifier be used alone as an aroma diffuser without adding humidity to the environment?
These devices work with water, so use only with oils is not recommended .
Some models have control to regulate the humidity output, allowing them to control the steam output. So you could use the steam in low density.
Does the humidifier use a lot of electrical energy?
Energy consumption could be close to 175 W for every hour of use, as you need between 1 or 2 liters of water to humidify a 15 to 20 m² room.
However, it all depends on the type of humidifier, as each manufacturer has different designs and functions to save energy.
For a 25 square meter room, what humidifier do I need?
You should buy one that has a water tank for at least 500 to 600 ml.
Does using the humidifier improve breathing and eliminate snoring?
These devices are recommended for use when pulmonary or respiratory conditions are present. They keep the air moist to improve its passage during breathing, creating a relaxing effect on the respiratory system.
So it could reduce snoring, if it is caused by conditions in the nasal passages.
Can I use the humidifier to repel mosquitoes?
Yes, as long as your humidifier supports the use of oils. You can add a few drops of essential oil to repel mosquitoes, inside its tank, in the same way oils are added for aromatherapy.
Among the most used oils for this purpose, I can recommend:
- Tea tree oil.
- Citronella oil.
- Eucalyptus oil.
- Lavender, lemon, cinnamon or basil essence.
When is the humidifier necessary?
This will depend on your home’s environment, and the best way to know it is through a hygrometer to measure the humidity of the air.
Both an excess of humidity and dryness are harmful to health, so you should keep yourself in the balance that is between 40% and 60% for many experts.
In case you live in an area with excess humidity, I recommend that you read the article on DeLonghi dehumidifiers or dehumidifiers.
Does the humidifier have any disadvantages?
The only disadvantages are in the first place that it is misused, such as having it in operation when we have optimal humidity levels, and we increase the humidity of the air too much.
Second, we do not clean the filters when necessary, thus causing an increase in mites and fungi in the air. Therefore, if we carry out proper maintenance and use it correctly, everything will be advantageous.
How to clean a humidifier?
The first thing is to check if the humidifier you have, the manufacturer recommends you change the filter from time to time.
If not, you should remove the filter and wash it with cold water without adding any corrosive product. To disinfect the tank’s bottom, I recommend pouring hydrogen peroxide until it covers the bottom and leaving it for 45 min.
Then rinse with cold water, and you will have it disinfected. The periodicity with which I advise you to clean both the filter and the water tank is every 3 or 4 days and weekly disinfect with hydrogen peroxide.
How big should my humidifier be?
The size of a humidifier will depend mainly on the size of the water tank of each model and the amount of humidity you need.
On the other hand, the humidity generated by the humidifier is measured in ml / h. You must bear in mind that a device that generates below 200 ml / h will be valid for small rooms (less than 20 square meters), while those of more than 400 ml / h can be effective until in rooms of 50/60 square meters.
Is it recommended to use humidifiers for babies?
The respiratory system of babies is more sensitive to some environmental factors, such as humidity. This can also affect the eyes and skin.
Therefore, for the baby to be in a room with the correct humidity level (between 40% and 60%), the use of a humidifier may be the solution.
Of course, you should measure the humidity level in the room with a hygrometer since both excess humidity and lack of it can harm the baby’s health.
Where is it better to place a humidifier?
The best place to put a humidifier is on a table or furniture, approximately 1 meter above the floor.
It is recommended to place it in a place that does not disturb, and if it is a model that does not allow the steam to be adjusted, it is better to leave the door of the room open so that you do not cause excess humidity in it.
Never place the humidifier on the floor, as it will have to use more power and time to function properly, and on top, it could damage wooden floors, doors, or windows due to the level of condensation of the water vapor.
Can essences be used in all humidifiers?
The answer is that, although essences can be used in many humidifiers, not all models allow it, so you will have to consult the manufacturer’s instructions to see if it is possible in yours.
In general, cold mist humidifiers are not valid for using essences since the oil particles do not decompose. The same does not happen with hot mist because it does allow some drops to be added when the water boils.
Can I make a homemade humidifier?
If you do not have a humidifier and it is not in your plans to purchase one, here are some tips on how you can create a slightly more humid environment in your home:
- Hang freshly washed clothes indoors.
- Leave wet rags or towels on the radiators.
- When you shower, leave the bathroom door open to allow the steam to spread throughout the house.
- Ceramic containers to hang on radiators.
- Put indoor plants inside the house.