Humidifiers Comparison: 801-2500 Square Feet Coverage / $0-100 Price


Bionaire BUL7933 Ultrasonic Humidifier

Essick Air 5D6 700 4-Speed Mini Console Humidifier

AIRCARE D46 720 4-Speed Tower-Style Evaporative Humidifier

AIRCARE MA0800 Digital Whole-House Console-Style Evaporative Humidifier

Humidifier

Bionaire BUL7933

Essick Air / Aircare 5D6-700

Essick Air / Aircare D46-720

Essick Air / Aircare MA0800

Coverage (Sq ft / m2)

1000 / 93

1100 / 102

1300 / 121

1700 / 158

Price

Humidifier Technology

Ultrasonic

Evaporative

Evaporative

Evaporative

Type of humidifier

Cool mist

Cool mist

Cool mist

Cool mist

Moisture output per 24h (Gallons/liters)

2 / 7.6

5 / 18.9

6 / 22.7

8.5 / 32.2

Tank size (gallons/liters)

1.5 / 5.7

3 / 11.3

3 / 11.3

2.4 / 9.1

Run time per tank

18 hours

14 hours

12 hours

8 hours

Removable tank

Water refill indicator

Humidistat

Humidity range

30% – 60%

25% – 65%

25% – 65%

20% – 95%

Humidity display

Mist output control

Control type

Electronic

Electronic

Electronic

Electronic

Programmable timer

Automatic safety shutoff

Carrying handle

Casters

Remote control

Filters

Filter price

Filter cleaning and (or) replace

Replace seasonally

Replace seasonally

Replace seasonally

Germ protection

Demineralization cartridge

Noise level

Nearly silent

Lowest speeds are silent, highest speed loud

Lowest speeds are silent, highest speed loud

Lowest speeds are silent, highest speed loud

Energy usage (max)

45W

135W

40W

81W

Voltage

120V

120V

120V

120V

Size (inches / centimeters)

Height: 23 / 58.5

Width: 8 / 20

Depth: 9.5 / 24

Height: 13.7 / 35

Width: 17.7 / 45

Depth: 9.2 / 23.5

Height: 26.5 / 67

Width: 15 / 38

Depth: 15 / 38

Height: 17 / 43

Width: 16.5 / 42

Depth: 11 / 28

Weight (pounds / kg)

8.6 / 3.9

8.5 / 3.9

14.3 / 6.5

8.5 / 3.9

Warranty

1 year

1 year limited

1 year limited

1 year limited

Featured accessories

Pros

+Attractive design

+Filter free

+Many great features – water refill indicator, humidistat, LCD
display, 24 hour timer, actual room humidity sensor, empty tank indicator

+LCD display on/off button

+Carrying handle

+Antimicrobial protection

+Compact design

+Water refill indicator, humidistat, humidity display, 4-speed fan

+2 evaporative wicks

+Easy to fill water

+High moisture output

+Quite large tank

+Carrying handle

+A slim design

+Humidistat, display, 4-speed fan, refill light

+Dual water tanks

+Carrying handle

+2 Evaporative wicks

+High moisture output

+Water refill indicator, humidistat, display, check filter indicator, auto mode, 3-speed motor

+Carrying handle

+Control panel lock

+Mineral-absorbing wick filter

+Very high moisture output

Cons

Not sure if this unit can cover 1000sq ft room because it only outputs 2 gallons of moisture per 24 hours.

Need regular cleaning

Have to change filters regularly

Quite loud highest fan setting

The humidistat is inaccurate

The intake and exhaust are close to each other – not good idea

Have to change filters regularly

Loud highest fan speed

Side tanks are uncommonly long – awkward to refil

Have to change filters regularly

Loud highest fan speed

Not very stylish

Could be bigger tank

Overall Rating (max 5)

(4.1 / 5)

(4.3 / 5)

(4.3 / 5)

(4.6 / 5)

15% Price/performance

(4 / 5)

(4.5 / 5)

(4.5 / 5)

(5 / 5)

5% Design

(4 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4 / 5)

35% Performance

(3.5 / 5)

(4.5 / 5)

(4.5 / 5)

(5 / 5)

15% Features

(4.5 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4.5 / 5)

10% Noise level

(5 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4 / 5)

20% Maintenance & Upkeep

(4.5 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4 / 5)

Conclusions, recommendations

 

Indoor Breathing’s choice 


Summary:

This is one of the best categories. Cheap prices and great performance along with good features such as electronic controls, water refill indicators, humidistats etc. 


AIRCARE MA0800 Digital Whole-House Console-Style Evaporative Humidifier

Essick Air / Aircare MA0800 has a water refill indicator, humidistat, display, check filter indicator, auto mode, 3-speed motor, carrying handle, control panel lock, mineral-absorbing wick filter, very high moisture output.


AIRCARE D46 720 4-Speed Tower-Style Evaporative Humidifier

Essick Air / Aircare D46-720 has a slim design, humidistat, display, 4-speed fan, refill light, dual water tanks, carrying handle, 2 Evaporative wicks, high moisture output.


Essick Air 5D6 700 4-Speed Mini Console Humidifier

Essick Air / Aircare 5D6-700 has a compact design, water refill indicator, humidistat, humidity display, 4-speed fan, 2 evaporative wicks, easy to fill water, high moisture output, quite a large tank, carrying handle.


Bionaire BUL7933 Ultrasonic Humidifier

Bionaire BUL7933 has an attractive design. It is filter free. Many great features – water refill indicator, humidistat, LCD display, 24-hour timer, actual room humidity sensor, empty tank indicator, LCD display on/off button, carrying handle, antimicrobial protection.


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