Humidifiers Comparison: 2500+ Square Feet Coverage / $151-200 Price


AIRCARE 4DTS 300 Variable-Speed Console-Style Evaporative Humidifier

Honeywell HE240A Furnace Humidifier

Aprilaire 600 Humidifier Auto

Honeywell HE120A Whole House Humidifier

Aprilaire 400 Humidifier Bypass

Honeywell HE360A Whole House Powered Humidifier

Humidifier

Essick Air / Aircare 4DTS-300

Honeywell HE240

Aprilaire model 600

Honeywell HE120

Aprilaire 400

Honeywell HE360

Coverage (Sq ft / m2)

2700 / 251

3000 / 279

4000 / 372

4000 / 372

4000 / 372

4500 / 418

Price

Humidifier Technology

Evaporative

Evaporative

Evaporative

Evaporative

Evaporative

Evaporative

Type of humidifier

Cool mist

Cool mist

Cool mist

Cool mist

Cool mist

Cool mist

Moisture output per 24h (Gallons/liters)

13 / 49.2

16  / 60.5

17 / 64.3

17 / 64.3

17 / 64.3

18 / 68.1

Tank size (gallons/liters)

5.5 / 20.8

Direct from the water pipe

Direct from the water pipe

Direct from the water pipe

Direct from the water pipe

Direct from the water pipe

Run time per tank

10 hours

Removable tank

Water refill indicator

Humidistat

Humidity range

25% – 65%

15% – 50%

15% – 50%

15% – 50%

15% – 50%

15% – 50%

Humidity display

Automatic – 

Manual –

Automatic  – 

Manual –

Mist output control

Control type

Electronic

Manual

Manual or
electronic

Manual

Manual or
electronic

Manual

Programmable timer

Automatic safety shutoff

Carrying handle

Casters

Remote control

Filters

Automatic –

Manual –

Filter price

Filter cleaning and (or) replace

Replace seasonally

Replace annually

Replace annually

Replace annually

Replace 2x per year

Replace annually

Germ protection

Demineralization cartridge

Noise level

46 – 70dB

Noticeable sound

Noticeable sound

Noticeable sound

Noticeable sound

Noticeable sound

Energy usage (max)

135W

75W

N/A

75W

N/A

75W

Voltage

120V

120V

120V

120V

120V

120V

Size (inches / centimeters)

Height: 22 / 56

Width: 28 / 71

Depth: 14 / 35.5

Height: 15.3 / 39

Width: 15.7 / 40

Depth: 9.4 / 24

Height: 15.7 / 40

Width: 15.3 / 39

Depth: 10.2 / 26

Height: 10.9 / 27.5

Width: 9.1 / 23

Depth: 12.7 / 32

Height: 15.7 / 40

Width: 15.3 / 39

Depth: 10.2 / 26

Height: 15 / 38

Width: 14 / 35.5

Depth: 10.2 / 26

Weight (pounds / kg)

28 / 12.7

9 / 4.1

9.8 / 4.4

11 / 5

8.8 / 4

18.5 / 8.4

Warranty

1 year limited

1 year limited

5 year limited

1 year limited

5 year limited

1 year limited

Featured accessories

 Maintenance Kit

 Humidistat

 Maintenance Kit

 Humidistat

Pros

+Multiple finishes

+High humidity output

+Adjustable humidistat

+Humidity display

+9 fan settings

+Dual water bottles

+Check filter alerts, water refill indicator

+2-stage AirCare filter

+Casters

+Easy to set up, doesn’t require a lot of maintenance, easy to clean

+Covers large area

+Warm air evaporation

+Humidistat, mist output control

+PerfectFLO system optimizes water usage and efficiency for
low-cost humidifying

+Installation video available

+The kit inculdes everything needed for installation

+Covers large area

+Humidistat

+Auto outdoor sensor

+May reduce energy costs – during the colder months can help you
feel warmer, leading to reduced heating costs

+Can use warm water

+Water panel changes indicator

+Efficient water usage

+Covers large area

+Intelligently designed

+Warm air evaporation

+Humidistat, mist output control

+The kit includes everything needed for installation

+The viewing window on the enclosure

+Covers large area

+Humidistat

+Auto outdoor sensor

+May reduce energy costs – during the colder months can help you feel warmer, leading to reduced heating costs

+Can use warm water

+Water panel changes indicator

+Efficient water usage

+Covers large area

+Warm air evaporation

+Humidistat, mist output control

+The kit includes everything needed for installation

+The viewing window on the enclosure

Cons

Have to replace filter regularly

Higher fan speeds are very loud

The plastic is flimsy

The humidistat is not accurate

Only 1-year limited warranty

Have to replace filter annually or more often

Only 1-year limited warranty

Should be installed by a qualified HVAC technician

Have to replace filter regularly

Have to replace filter annually or more often

Only 1-year limited warranty

Should be installed by a qualified HVAC technician

Have to replace filter regularly

Have to replace filter annually or more often

Only 1 year limited warranty

Overall Rating (max 5)

4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)

4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)

4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)

4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)

4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)

4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)

15% Price/performance

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

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5% Design

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35% Performance

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15% Features

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10% Noise level

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 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

20% Maintenance & Upkeep

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)

3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

Conclusions, recommendations


Summary:

The most powerful humidifiers in this category with great features and affordable price.


Aprilaire 600 Humidifier Auto

Aprilaire model 600 covers a large area. It has a humidistat, auto outdoor sensor. May reduce energy costs – during the colder months can help you feel warmer, leading to reduced heating costs. Can use warm water. Water panel changes indicator. Efficient water usage.


Honeywell HE240A Furnace Humidifier

Honeywell HE240 covers a large area. It has a warm air evaporation, humidistat, mist output control. PerfectFLO system optimizes water usage and efficiency for low-cost humidifying. Installation video available. The kit includes everything needed for installation.


Honeywell HE120A Whole House Humidifier

Honeywell HE120 covers a large area. Intelligently designed. It has a warm air evaporation, humidistat, mist output control. The kit includes everything needed for installation. The viewing window on the enclosure.


Honeywell HE360A Whole House Powered Humidifier

Honeywell HE360 covers a large area. It has a warm air evaporation, humidistat, mist output control. The kit includes everything needed for installation. The viewing window on the enclosure.


Aprilaire 400 Humidifier Bypass

Aprilaire model 400 covers a large area. It has a humidistat, auto outdoor sensor. May reduce energy costs – during the colder months can help you feel warmer, leading to reduced heating costs. Can use warm water. Water panel changes indicator. Efficient water usage.


AIRCARE 4DTS 300 Variable-Speed Console-Style Evaporative Humidifier

Essick Air / Aircare 4DTS-300 has multiple finishes, high humidity output, adjustable humidistat, humidity display, 9 fan settings, dual water bottles, check filter alerts, water refill indicator, 2-stage AirCare filter, casters. Easy to set up, doesn’t require a lot of maintenance, easy to clean.