Humidifiers Comparison: 301-500 Square Feet Coverage / $0-100 Price


Honeywell HCM350 Germ Free Cool Mist Humidifier

Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier with Auto Shut-Off, 1 Gallon, Model V745A

Air-O-Swiss BONECO Cool Mist Ultrasonic Humidifier U200

Honeywell Easy to Care Cool Mist Humidifier, HCM-750

Sunpentown Home Living Room Appliance Dual-Mist Ultrasonic Humidifier

Crane USA Digital Clean Control Warm & Cool Mist Humidifiers

PureGuardian H1510 100-Hour Ultrasonic Warm and Cool Mist Humidifier, 1.5-Gallons

Humidifier

Honeywell HCM-350

Vicks V745

Boneco U200

Honeywell HCM-750

Sunpentown SU-4010

Crane Germ Defense

PureGuardian H1510

Coverage (Sq ft / m2)

360 / 33

400 / 37

430 / 40

484 / 45

500 / 46

500 / 46

500 / 46

Price

Humidifier Technology

Evaporative

Vaporizer

Ultrasonic

Evaporative

Ultrasonic

Ultrasonic

Ultrasonic

Type of humidifier

Cool mist

Warm mist

Cool mist

Cool mist

Cool mist, warm mist

Cool mist, warm mist

Cool mist, warm mist

Moisture output per 24h (Gallons/liters)

2 / 7.6

2 / 7.6

1.8 / 6.8

2 / 7.6

2.5 / 9.5

2.5 / 9.5

1.9 / 7.2

Tank size (gallons/liters)

1.1 / 4.1

1 / 3.8

1 / 3.8

1.5 / 5.7

1.06 / 4

1.2 / 4.9

1.5 / 5.7

Run time per tank

13 hours

12 hours

13 hours

18 hours

10 hours

12 hours

19 hours

Removable tank

Water refill indicator

Humidistat

Manual – 

Electronic –

Humidity range

40%-80%

Humidity display

Manual –

Electronic –

Mist output control

Control type

Manual

Manual

Manual

Manual

Manual

Manual or
electronic

Manual

Programmable timer

Manual –

Electronic –

Automatic safety shutoff

Carrying handle

Casters

Remote control

Filters

Filter price

Filter cleaning and (or) replace

Seasonally

Seasonally

Germ protection

Demineralization cartridge

Noise level

Silent on low, quite loud on high

Gentle noise

25dB

White noise

Very little
noise

White noise

White noise

Energy usage (max)

50W

246W

20W

40W

80W

130W

110W

Voltage

120V

120V

120V

120V

120V

120V

120V

Size (inches / centimeters)

Height: 13 / 33

Width: 19 / 47

Depth: 10 / 27

Height: 14 / 36

Width: 12 / 31

Depth: 8 / 20

Height: 10 / 27

Width: 5 / 12

Depth: 10 / 24

Height: 12 / 32

Width: 17 / 43

Depth: 10 / 25

Height: 12 / 32

Width: 13 / 34

Depth: 5 / 14

Height: 15 / 38

Width: 10 / 25

Depth: 13 / 34

Height: 12 / 29

Width: 14 / 35

Depth: 8 / 19

Weight (pounds / kg)

9.9 / 4.5

4.7 / 2.1

4 / 1.8

8.2 / 3.7

7.5 / 3.4

7.5 / 3.4

4.1 / 1.9

Warranty

3 year limited

1 year

3 year limited

3 year limited

1 year limited

1 year limited

3 year limited

Featured accessories

 Vicks Vaposteam

 Germ Defense

Pros

+Stylish design

+The water reservoir has a handle and it is easy to refill

+UV technology kills up to 99.9% of bacteria

+Dishwasher safe

+Effective, warms up the room nicely

+Easy to refill, easy cleaning

+Inexpensive

+No filters

+Simple and elegant

+Mist output control

+LED night light on/off

+Refill indicator light

+Container for essential oil

+Hydro cell, a demineralization cartridge, EZCal cleaner

+Long running time (Can run up to 48 hours)

+Continuous water flow

+Dishwasher safe parts

+Easy to refill

+Mist output control

+Warm and cool mist

+High humidity output

+Two 360 degree rotatable mist outlets

+Cleaning brush

+Overheat protection

+Carrying handle

+Mist output control

+Warm and cool mist

+High humidity output

+Mist output control

+Antimicrobial protection

+Very quiet operation

+360 degree mist outlet

+The model with LCD screen has a humidistat, programmable timer
and other good features

+Cleaning brush

+Modern and colorful

+Warm and cool mist

+Low water indicator light

+A soft-glow nightlight

+Variable spray control

+Cleaning brush

+Silver clean protection

+Quite large tank

+Very quiet

Cons

Pretty large size

Have to replace filter regularly

No auto shutoff

No water refill indicator

No handle for the whole humidifier

Only 2 comfort settings

Uses a lot of power

Output is vertical

Need regular cleaning

Steam goes up vertical

A little difficult to refill

Have to clean regularly

Have to replace the hydro cell, demineralization cartridge and
EZ-Cal regularly

Makes a running water noise

Also the fan is loud

Have to change filter regularly

No auto shutoff

Illuminated water window is very bright

When change from warm to cool mist  takes time to cool the water.

Have to change ION replacement filter regularly

The warm mist is not very warm

Clicking noise when gets to empty

A little difficult to refill

Have to remember to remove the nozzle before removing the tank

Warm mist is more like a lukewarm

LED indicator is bright

Hard to clean and a little difficult to refill

The warm mist could be warmer

Overall Rating (max 5)

3.8 out of 5 stars (3.8 / 5)

4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)

3.9 out of 5 stars (3.9 / 5)

3.9 out of 5 stars (3.9 / 5)

4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)

4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

15% Price/performance

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)

3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 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)

4.5 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)

35% Performance

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)

4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

15% Features

3 out of 5 stars (3 / 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)

4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

10% Noise level

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

5 out of 5 stars (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)

4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

20% Maintenance & Upkeep

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)

3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)

4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

Conclusions, recommendations

Best price

Indoor Breathing choice


Summary: 

A bit more powerful category with an affordable price. These humidifiers are working good but do not have many features. 


Sunpentown SU-4010 Home Living Room Appliance Dual-Mist Ultrasonic Humidifier

Sunpentown SU-4010 is warm and cool mist humidifier with high humidity output and two 360-degree rotatable mist outlets. It has also cleaning brush, overheat protection, carrying handle. 


Crane USA Digital Clean Control Warm & Cool Mist Humidifiers

Crane Germ Defense has 2 models – one with electronic controls and one with a manual. Crane Germ Defense has warm and cool mist, high humidity output, mist output control, antimicrobial protection, very quiet operation, 360-degree mist outlet, cleaning brush. The model with LCD screen has a humidistat, programmable timer, and other great features.


Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier with Auto Shut-Off, 1 Gallon, Model V745A

Vicks V745 is effective, warms up the room nicely. Easy to refill, easy cleaning. Inexpensive and has no filters.


PureGuardian H1510 100-Hour Ultrasonic Warm and Cool Mist Humidifier, 1.5-Gallons

PureGuardian H1510 is modern and colorful humidifier with warm and cool mist. It has low water indicator, a soft-glow nightlight, variable spray control, cleaning brush, silver clean technology, quite a large tank. PureGuardian H1510 is very quiet.


BONECO Cool Mist Ultrasonic Humidifier U200

Air-O-Swiss U200 is simple and elegant humidifier with mist output control, LED night light, refill indicator light, a container for essential oil, hydro cell, a demineralization cartridge, EZCal cleaner.


Honeywell Easy to Care Cool Mist Humidifier, HCM-750

Honeywell HCM-750 has a very long running time (can run up to 48 hours), continuous water flow dishwasher-safe parts, mist output control. It is easy to refill.


Honeywell HCM350W Germ Free Cool Mist Humidifier

Honeywell HCM-350 has a stylish design. The water reservoir has a handle and it is easy to refill. UV technology kills up to 99.9% of bacteria. Dishwasher safe.


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