Survey: What Features to Look for When Choosing a Humidifier

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When you are trying to decide on what best humidifier to buy, you will want specific functions for emitting the water vapor, maybe to include a timer, and maybe built-in plastic filters. You might want a tray for adding essential oils.

Since we do not know your ideal humidifier, we have compiled the survey below to be pertinent from your perspective and significant to your specific needs and point of view.  We want you to be in love with our website and come back often to see new articles and products geared especially for humidifier users.  In taking the survey, you will provide us with invaluable knowledge for you and others to better your experience buying and using humidifiers in your home or anywhere you need moisture.

We have conducted a survey, What Features to Look for When Choosing a Humidifier for a week and 351 people who love humidifiers have responded to it.

The top 5 features you should consider when buying a humidifier:

  • Large water capacity
  • Whisper-quiet fan
  • Auto Shutoff
  • Have both features: cool- and warm-mist
  • Ability to adjust the mist level

Most buyers of humidifiers prefer a cool-mist vapor. Some buyers like a warm-mist, but remember, the warm mist will be cool when the mist hits the air. However, babies and pets can dump them over and be burned so most people prefer not to use a warm-mist unit. People without kids and pets will have no problem with a warm-mist humidifier.

When you are looking for a cool- or warm-mist humidifier with a large water capacity, runs whisper-quiet, has an automatic shutoff when the water level is low, ability to adjust the mist from low, medium, or high, listed below are some ideas for your consideration:

  1. URPOWER Ultrasonic Cool-Mist Humidifier
  2. Levoit Hybrid Ultrasonic Cool- and Warm-Mist Humidifier with Remote
  3. TaoTronics® Ultrasonic Cool- and Warm-Mist Humidifier with Humidity Control
  4. Air-O-Swiss AOS 7147 Ultrasonic Warm- and Cool-Mist Humidifier



Levoit Humidifier

Levoit LV600HH

TaoTronics Humidifier

TaoTronics® TT-AH007

Air-O-Swiss AOS 7147 Humidifier

Air-O-Swiss AOS 7147

Water Capacity1.3 gal.1.6 gal.1.4 gal.3 gal.
Whisper-Quiet FanYesYesYesYes
Auto ShutoffYesYesYesYes
Adjustable MistYesYesYesYes
Essential Oil TrayNoYesNoNo
LED DisplayNoYesYesYes
Run-Time Hours 14-1720-361524
360° NozzleNoYesYesNo





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