Humidifiers Comparison: 151-300 Square Feet Coverage / $51-100 Price


 

Vicks V4500 FilterFree Humidifier

Honeywell HUT-220 Humidifier Cool Mist White

Vicks V4600 Filter-free, Ultrasonic, Visible Cool Mist Humidifier for Medium rooms

Honeywell HUT-300 Designer Series Ultrasonic Humidifier

PureGuardian H965 70-Hour Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier, Table Top

TaoTronics Ultrasonic Humidifiers,3.5L Cool Mist Humidifier for Home Baby Bedroom with Filter, Two 360°Rotatable Mist Outlets, Classic Dial Knob Control -(3.5L/0.92 Gallon, US 110V)

Vicks V790 Germ-Free Warm Mist Humidifier

Humidifier

Vicks V4500

Honeywell HUT-220

Vicks V4600

Honeywell HUT-300

PureGuardian H965

Taotronics TT-AH002

Vicks V790

Coverage (Sq ft / m2)

200 / 18.5

250 / 23

250 / 23

250 / 23

300 / 28

300 / 28

300 / 28

Price

Humidifier Technology

Ultrasonic

Ultrasonic

Ultrasonic

Ultrasonic

Ultrasonic

Ultrasonic

Vaporizer

Type of humidifier

Cool mist

Cool mist

Cool mist

Cool mist

Cool mist

Cool mist

Warm mist

Moisture output per 24h (Gallons/liters)

1 / 3.8

1.3 / 4.9

1.5 / 5.7

2 / 7.6

1.9 / 7.2

1.9 / 7.2

2.4 / 9.1

Tank size (gallons/liters)

1 / 3.8

1 / 3.8

1.2 / 4.5

0.8 / 3

1 / 3.8

0.9 / 3.5

2 / 7.6

Run time per tank

24 hours

19 hours

19 hours

10 hours

13 hours

10 hours

20 hours

Removable tank

Water refill indicator

Humidistat

Humidity display

Mist output control

Control type

Manual

Manual

Manual

Manual

Manual

Manual

Manual

Programmable timer

Automatic safety shutoff

Carrying handle

Casters

Remote control

Filters

Filter price

Filter cleaning and (or) replace

Clean regularly

Germ protection

Demineralization cartridge

Noise level

Depends on setting used. Highest may be
little noisy

Whisper-quiet

Whisper-quiet

Whisper-quiet

Whisper-quiet

Max 38dB

Noticeable fan
sound

Energy usage (max)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

30W

30W

250W

Voltage

120V

120V

120V

120V

120V

120V

120V

Size (inches / centimeters)

Height: 11.2 / 28.5

Width: 15.3 / 39

Depth: 10 / 25.5

Height: 13.4 / 34

Width: 6.3 / 16

Depth: 13.7 / 35

Height: 12.8 / 32.5

Width: 8 / 20

Depth: 9.5 / 24

Height: 10 / 25.5

Width: 14.8 / 37.5

Depth: 8.5 / 19

Height: 13 / 33

Width: 6.3 / 16

Depth: 6.3 / 16

Height: 14 / 35.5

Width: 5.2 / 13

Depth: 8.5 / 19

Height: 13.6 / 34.5

Width: 16 / 40.5

Depth: 12.3 / 31

Weight (pounds / kg)

7.5 / 3.4

6 / 2.7

6 / 2.7

5.3 / 2.4

2.3 / 1

4 / 1.8

9.5 / 4.3

Warranty

3 years limited

2 years limited

3 years limited

2 year limited

3 years limited

1 year

3 years limited

Featured accessories

 Demineralization cartridge

 Light Bulb

Pros

+Easily removable tank with built-in carrying handle

+No filters

+Humidistat and automatic shutoff when reach desired humidity

+Three power settings

+Very easy water refill, don’t have to remove anything

+Easy to clean

+Variable moisture output

+Adjustable mist nozzle

+No filters

+No filters

+Mist output control

+Carrying handle

+Soft glow nightlight

+Integrated scent pad heater

+Adjustable mist nozzle

+Stylish

+No filters, easy to clean

+Carrying handle

+Mist output control

+Adjustable mist nozzle

+Antibacterial-treated water tank

+Cleaning brush

+Simple and elegant

+Mist direction nozzle

+Cleaning brush

+No filters

+Mist output control

+Low water warning light

+Two 360 degree rotatable mist outlets

+Cleaning brush

+Very quiet

+The filter in the tank never needs to be replaced

+2 tanks each 1 gallon

+Large moisture output

+Easy to refill and clean

+Don’t have to shut off to refill

+Mist output control

+Medicine cup

+Mineral absorber pads

+UV light kills bacterias

Cons

Have to use filtered water

A bit noisier than competitors

May have mold issues if not cleaning regularly

Makes some noise as the water circulates

Bright blue light

Have to change demineralization cartridge regularly or use filtered water

Have to use filtered water.

May create condensation in the room

Poor quality nozzle

Using handle you pick up only upper part of the humidifier

If not cleaning regularly may become noisier

Only 3 mist output settings.

No handle

Bright LED light, but can be turned off

Have to use filtered water

Tall. Difficult to fill water from the faucet.

No carrying handle

Quite tall, difficult to fill water from the faucet

The tank is not flat on top, so that makes a little bit more difficult to refill

Very bright LED power light

Low boiling noise

Have to clean very often

Overall Rating (max 5)

(4 / 5)

(4.3 / 5)

(4.2 / 5)

(4.5 / 5)

(4.5 / 5)

(4.5 / 5)

(4.5 / 5)

15% Price/performance

(4 / 5)

(4.5 / 5)

(4.5 / 5)

(5 / 5)

(5 / 5)

(5 / 5)

(4 / 5)

5% Design

(4 / 5)

(4.5 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4 / 5)

35% Performance

(3.5 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4.5 / 5)

(4.5 / 5)

(4.5 / 5)

(5 / 5)

15% Features

(4 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(3.5 / 5)

(3.5 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4 / 5)

10% Noise level

(4.5 / 5)

(5 / 5)

(5 / 5)

(5 / 5)

(5 / 5)

(5 / 5)

(4.5 / 5)

20% Maintenance & Upkeep

(4.5 / 5)

(4.5 / 5)

(4.5 / 5)

(4.5 / 5)

(4.5 / 5)

(4.5 / 5)

(4.5 / 5)

Conclusions, recommendations


Summary:

Great compact size humidifiers in this category with some great features.


PureGuardian H965 70-Hour Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier, Table Top

PureGuardian H965 is simple and elegant humidifier. It has mist direction nozzle, cleaning brush and has no filters.


TaoTronics Ultrasonic Humidifiers,3.5L Cool Mist Humidifier for Home Baby Bedroom with Filter, Two 360°Rotatable Mist Outlets

Taotronics TT-AH002 is very quiet humidifier with mist output control, low water warning light, 360-degree rotatable mist outlets. The filter in the tank never needs to be replaced.


Vicks V790 Germ-Free Warm Mist Humidifier

Vicks V790 has 2 tanks each 1 gallon, large moisture output, mist output control, medicine cup, mineral absorber pad, UV light. Easy to refill and clean. Don’t have to shut off to refill.


Honeywell HUT-300 Designer Series Ultrasonic Humidifier

Honeywell HUT-300 is very stylish. Has no filters, easy to clean. Has carrying handle, mist output control, adjustable mist nozzle, cleaning brush, and antibacterial-treated water tank.


Honeywell HUT-220 Humidifier Cool Mist White

Honeywell HUT-220 has variable moisture output, adjustable mist nozzle, no filters. Very easy water refill – don’t have to remove anything, easy to clean.


Vicks V4600 Filter-free, Ultrasonic, Visible Cool Mist Humidifier for Medium rooms

Vicks V4600 has mist output control, carrying handle, soft glow nightlight, integrated scent pad heater, adjustable mist nozzle. No filters.


Vicks V4500 FilterFree Humidifier

Vicks V4500 has 3 power settings, humidistat, and automatic shutoff when reach desired humidity. No filters. Easily removable tank with built-in carrying handle.


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