We talk a lot about supplementing our diets, but not enough time talking about supplementing our air. Specifically, with an invisible mist. That’s the whole point of evaporative humidifiers, which we tested to find the best one.
A nightly humidifier can moisten your air, which can be helpful for anyone struggling with dry skin, eczema, psoriasis, chapped lips, asthma, congestion, nosebleeds, sore throats, allergies, and/or dry eyes. Especially as the air starts to dry out in the winter and you have your heater cranked on. Skin as dry as the cracked desert earth.
Our reviewer tested four popular humidifiers. She used each every day for a week looking at things like how easy they were to set up, operate, and clean, and if they actually delivered on their main purpose: Spitting that mist into the air. To test that, she used a hygrometer—an instrument that measures water vapor in the air—to periodically check the humidity levels of the room.
We have two top picks. For smaller rooms, we loved Canopy (a reader favorite, as well). For larger rooms, we recommend the Honeywell Cool Moisture Humidifier HCM 350 Series.
And while you’re here, a reminder to please please please clean your humidifier once a week and fill it only with distilled or purified water. Otherwise you risk mold and fungus growing inside, and that is not caring for your air (or your health).
If you’re thinking of buying one, you should read our full review! Love to see an educated purchase.
Melanie, editor at Nessie Sightings