Humidifiers Comparison: 801-2500 Square Feet Coverage / $101-150 Price


 

 

Vornado Evap40 4-Gallon Evaporative Humidifier

AIRCARE EP9 800 Digital Whole-House Pedestal-Style Evaporative Humidifier

AIRCARE MA1201 Whole-House Console-Style Evaporative Humidifier

AIRCARE EA1201 Digital Whole-House Console-Style Evaporative Humidifier

AIRCARE MA1201 Whole-House Console-Style Evaporative Humidifier

Humidifier

Vornado Evap40

Essick Air / Aircare EP9-800

Essick Air / Aircare MA1201

Essick Air / Aircare EA1201

Honeywell HCM-6009

Coverage (Sq ft / m2)

1000 / 93

2000 / 186

2500 / 232

2500 / 232

2300 / 214

Price

Humidifier Technology

Evaporative

Evaporative

Evaporative

Evaporative

Evaporative, air washer

Type of humidifier

Cool mist

Cool mist

Cool mist

Cool mist

Cool mist

Moisture output per 24h (Gallons/liters)

4 / 15.1

9 / 34

12 / 45.4

12 / 45.4

9 /34

Tank size (gallons/liters)

4 / 15.1

3.5 / 13.2

3.9 / 14.7

3.5 / 13.2

3.25 / 12.3

Run time per tank

24 hours

9 hours

8 hours

7 hours

8 hours

Removable tank

Water refill indicator

Humidistat

Humidity range

N/A

25% – 65%

25% – 65%

25% – 65%

35% – 55%

Humidity display

Mist output control

Control type

Manual

Electronic

Electronic

Electronic

Manual

Programmable timer

Automatic safety shutoff

Carrying handle

Casters

Remote control

Filters

Filter price

Filter cleaning and (or) replace

Replace seasonally

Replace seasonally

Replace seasonally

Replace seasonally

Replace every 1-3 months

Germ protection

Demineralization cartridge

Noise level

White noise

From nearly silent till extremely loud

From nearly silent till loud

From nearly silent till loud

From nearly silent till loud

Energy usage (max)

33W

135W

80W

80W

N/A

Voltage

120V

120V

120V

120V

120V

Size (inches / centimeters)

Height: 13.5 / 34.5

Width: 10.5 / 26.5

Depth: 19.5 / 49.5

Height: 27.5 / 70

Width: 17.6 / 45

Depth: 17.6 / 45

Height: 20 / 51

Width: 12 / 30.5

Depth: 20 / 51

Height: 18.5 / 47

Width: 21.5 / 54.5

Depth: 19 / 48

Height: 17.5 / 45

Width: 21 / 54

Depth: 13 / 33

Weight (pounds / kg)

9 / 4.1

29 / 13.2

15 / 6.8

16.5 / 7.5

21 / 9.5

Warranty

5 year limited

1 year limited

1 year limited

1 year limited

5 year limited

Featured accessories

Pros

+Simple, effective design

+3 fan speeds, humidistat, mist output control

+Two large capacity water tanks with carrying handles

+Energy-efficient operation

+2 Wick filters

+Easy to fill water tanks

+Very high moisture output

+Water refill indicator, humidistat, display, 9 fan speeds, filter replacement indicator

+Front fill makes it easy to fill the water

+Available 3 finish options

+Evaporative wick

+Casters

+Very high moisture output

+Water refill indicator, humidistat, humidity display, carrying handle, casters, auto mode

+Mineral-absorbing filter

+Large tank holds 3.9 gallons

+Simple operation

+Silver or espresso finish

+Water refill indicator, humidistat, digital touch screen panel, 9 fan speeds, mist output control, check filter indicator

+Casters for easy mobility

+Easy-pour tank

+Large tank holds 3.5 gallons

+Nighttime setting

+Air-washing technology plus protec protection

+Humidistat, carrying handle, casters

+Nearly 360 degree output

+Dual water tanks

+High moisture output

+Doesn’t get dirty

Cons

Have to replace filters regularly

Heavy and hard to move around when full – no handles, no casters

When the water flows into the bottom, it gurgles.

Have to replace wick regulalry

Highest fan speeds are loud especially #9.

Opening to fill water is not big enough

Have to replace filter regulalry

Only 3 fan speeds

Loud on highest speed

Has to replace wick regulalry

Highest fan speeds are loud especially #9.

Opening to fill water is not big enough

Have to replace filters regulalry

Only 3 fan speeds

It occasionally rattles on the lowest setting

Overall Rating (max 5)

(4 / 5)

(4.3 / 5)

(4.6 / 5)

(4.6 / 5)

(4.3 / 5)

15% Price/performance

(3.5 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(5 / 5)

(5 / 5)

(4.5 / 5)

5% Design

(4.5 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4 / 5)

35% Performance

(4 / 5)

(4.5 / 5)

(5 / 5)

(5 / 5)

(4.5 / 5)

15% Features

(4 / 5)

(4.5 / 5)

(4.5 / 5)

(4.5 / 5)

(4 / 5)

10% Noise level

(4.5 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4 / 5)

20% Maintenance & Upkeep

(4 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4 / 5)

Conclusions, recommendations

Indoor Breathing’s choice


Summary:

Powerful humidifiers at an affordable price with a lot of features in this category. Maybe not the most attractive designs but does the job great.


AIRCARE EA1201 Digital Whole-House Console-Style Evaporative Humidifier

Essick Air / Aircare EA1201 is silver or espresso finish. It has a water refill indicator, humidistat, digital touch screen panel, 9 fan speeds, mist output control, check filter indicator, casters for easy mobility, easy-pour tank, large tank holds 3.5 gallons, nighttime setting.


AIRCARE MA1201 Whole-House Console-Style Evaporative Humidifier

Essick Air / Aircare MA1201 has a very high moisture output, it has a water refill indicator, humidistat, humidity display, carrying handle, casters, auto mode, mineral-absorbing filter, large tank, holds 3.9 gallons, simple operation.


AIRCARE MA1201 Whole-House Console-Style Evaporative Humidifier

Honeywell HCM-6009 has an air-washing technology plus Protec protection, humidistat, carrying handle, casters, nearly 360-degree output, dual water tanks, high moisture output, doesn’t get dirty. 


AIRCARE EP9 800 Digital Whole-House Pedestal-Style Evaporative Humidifier

Essick Air / Aircare EP9-800 has a very high moisture output, water refill indicator, humidistat, display, 9 fan speeds, filter replacement indicator. Front fill makes it easy to fill the water. Available 3 finish options. Evaporative wick. Casters.


Vornado Evap40 4-Gallon Evaporative Humidifier

Vornado Evap40 has a simple, effective design, 3 fan speeds, humidistat, mist output control, two large capacity water tanks with carrying handles, energy-efficient operation, 2 Wick filters. Easy to fill water tanks.


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