Humidifiers Comparison: 151-300 Square Feet Coverage / $0-50 Price


Crane Drop EE5301 USA Filter-Free Cool Mist Humidifier

Honeywell Cool Moisture Humidifier, HCM-890B

Honeywell HWM705B Filter Free Warm Moisture Humidifier

Vicks 1.0 Gallon Cool Mist Humidifier

Honeywell HUL535W Cool Mist Humidifier

PuraSense Ultrasonic humidifier

Humidifier

Crane Drop EE5301

Honeywell HCM890

Honeywell HWM705B

Vicks V3100

Honeywell HUL535

PuraSense Ultrasonic

Coverage (Sq ft / m2)

250 / 23

250 / 23

250 / 23

250 / 23

250 / 23

300 / 28

Price

Currently Unavailable

Humidifier Technology

Ultrasonic

Evaporative

Vaporizer

Evaporative

Ultrasonic

Ultrasonic

Type of humidifier

Cool mist

Cool mist

Warm mist

Cool mist

Cool mist

Cool mist

Moisture output per 24h (Gallons/liters)

2.3 / 8.7

2 / 7.6

1 / 3.8

1.5 / 5.7

1 / 3.8

0.9 / 3.4

Tank size (gallons/liters)

0.9 / 3.4

0.8 / 3.0

1 / 3.8

1 / 3.8

1 / 3.8

0.34 / 1.3

Run time per tank

9 hours

10 hours

24 hours

16 hours

24 hours

7 hours

Removable tank

Water refill indicator

Humidistat

Humidity display

Mist output control

Control type

Manual

Manual

Manual

Manual

Manual

Manual

Programmable timer

Automatic safety shutoff

Carrying handle

Casters

Remote control

Filters

Filter price

Filter cleaning and (or) replace

Replace seasonally

Replace twice
during season

Germ protection

Demineralization cartridge

Noise level

35 dB

Steady quiet noise on low, loud on high

Quiet

Steady quiet noise on low, loud on high

Quiet

Super quiet

Energy usage (max)

38W

45W

260W

35W

N/A

N/A

Voltage

120V

120V

120V

120V

120V

120V

Size (inches / centimeters)

Height: 14.2 / 36

Width: 9.8 / 25

Depth: 9.8 / 25

Height: 11.6 / 29.5

Width: 14.4 / 36.5

Depth: 9.5 / 24

Height: 12 / 30.5

Width: 10.5 / 26.5

Depth: 6.2 / 16

Height: 12 / 30

Width: 11.1 / 28

Depth: 10.1 / 25.5

Height: 14.5 / 37

Width: 9.7 / 25

Depth: 9.7 / 25

Height: 8.7 / 24.5

Width: 7.1 / 18

Depth: 6.8 / 17.3

Weight (pounds / kg)

5 / 2.3

6 / 2.7

5 / 2.3

6.2 / 2.8

3.8 / 1.7

1.9 / 0.9

Warranty

1 year limited

3 year limited

3 year limited

3 year limited

2 year limited

Featured accessories

Pros

+ 360 degree mist nozzle

+ Can choose between
various colors

+ Adjustable mist output

+ Water refill indicator

+Simply to use, easy water
refill

+ No filters

+Small and compact, easy to use

+Easy removable tank with handle

+Doesn’t give off actual mist – no wet areas around humidifier

+Well designed

+Strong handle for water tank

+Medicine cup for added relief when used with liquid inhalants

+Easy to fill water

+Refill light

+No filters

+No visible mist

+Well designed handle

+Low power consumption

+Easy water refill

+Illuminated power switch

+No filters

+Can choose between black and white color

+Easy to clean

+Adjustable mist output

+Water refill indicator

+Directional mist nozzle

+Compact size

+Diffuser tray

+No filters

+Mist output control

+Water refill indicator

+LED on/off

+Can choose between various colors

Cons

Makes annoying burbling noise

The areas near humidifier get wet

Light can’t be turned off

Water tank handle can’t be used when full

Quite loud on high setting

Only 2 fan speeds, could be more

No auto safety shutoff

Have to buy a filter regularly

Only 2-speed settings could be more

Before refilling the water have to wait for it to cool down

Makes a bubbling sound

Quite loud

Wick filter gets dirty pretty quick

Only 2 fan speeds, could be more

No auto safety shutoff

Makes some water noises – clangs and bangs sometimes quite loud

Reservoir may be too tall to fit under faucet

The areas near humidifier get wet

Poor tank capacity

Run time only 7 hours – less than competitors

Overall Rating (max 5)

4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)

4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)

4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)

3.9 out of 5 stars (3.9 / 5)

4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)

4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)

15% Price/performance

5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

5% Design

4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

35% Performance

4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)

15% Features

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

10% Noise level

5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

20% Maintenance & Upkeep

4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

Conclusions, recommendations

Indoor Breathing choice

Summary:

In this category are cheap but effective humidifiers. They also don’t have very stylish designs but they do what they are made for – humidifies the air.


Crane Drop EE5301 USA Filter-Free Cool Mist Humidifier

Crane Drop EE5301 has no filters. It is simply to use, has an easy water refill. This Crane model has 360-degree mist nozzle, adjustable mist output, water refill indicator. Can choose between various colors.


Honeywell HWM705B Filter Free Warm Moisture Humidifier

Honeywell HWM705B is well designed, it has a strong handle for a water tank, medicine cup, refill light. Easy to fill water. Has no filters.


Honeywell HUL535W Cool Mist Humidifier

Honeywell HUL535 has a cool illuminated power switch, adjustable mist output, water refill indicator, directional mist nozzle. It has no filters. Easy to clean. Can choose between black and white color.


Honeywell Cool Moisture Humidifier, HCM-890B

Honeywell HCM890 is small and compact, easy to use. Easily removable tank with handle. Doesn’t give off actual mist – no wet areas around humidifier.


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PuraSense Ultrasonic is compact size humidifier with mist output control, water refill indicator, LED on/off light. It has no filters. It has diffuser tray. Can choose between various colors.


Vicks 1.0 Gallon Cool Mist Humidifier

Vicks V3100 has a well-designed handle, low power consumption. Easy water refill. No visible mist.


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