A very 2022 scenario: A scratchy throat sends you spiraling and searching “omicron symptoms,” but then the scratch subsides, and you realize that what you really need (besides a high-quality mask) is a humidifier. Though, not just any humidifier will do, you need the best humidifier you can find for your space.
Yes, using a humidifier is the blessing your body needs—you’ll want this handy device in every room of your house. In its purest form, the machine vaporizes water into the air and balances moisture levels in any given space. So whether you’re sitting at your desk draining coffee, sleeping in your bedroom, or watching Netflix in your living room, much-needed moisture is being added back into your poor, cracked skin and sinus. In the winter your face can get so dry it hurts to blow your nose but with a humidifier running, you can balance the moisture levels. Plus, with a humidifier the static electricity dissipates, so that you don’t shock yourself every time you touch a doorknob or pet your cat.
Which type of humidifier is best?
There are a ton of variables that go into finding the right humidifier for your needs—and there are many types of humidifiers on the market. Cool mist humidifiers and warm mist humidifiers are your basic types but there are also ultrasonic humidifiers that vibrate to create vapor, evaporative humidifiers that use a fan to distribute humidity, humidifiers that double as aromatherapy diffusers, humidifiers that are also air purifiers, and many more.
When shopping for a humidifier, consider the size of the space where you want to raise humidity levels. Is it a small room like a bedroom, or a large room like a living room? Take into account how much the humidifier’s water tank holds, its run time (so you don’t have to refill it as often), noise level, and price tag. And if you plan on using the humidifier near your bed or a napping baby, it’s also useful to check that the humidifier includes a timer, automatic shut-off, a quiet mode, or a night light. So. Many. Factors.
Luckily for you, below, we’ve broken down by category, the best-selling humidifiers from brands like Levoit, Vicks, Taotronics, Dyson, Canopy, and more from retailers like Amazon, Target, and Walmart. From the best humidifiers for small rooms to humidifiers that purify the air, we’ve got you covered. Now, get shopping! Your sinuses and dry skin will thank you.
Best Humidifiers For Small Rooms
Best Humidifiers For Large Rooms
Best Hybrid Humidifier/Essential Oil Diffusers
Best USB-Chargeable Humidifiers
Best Hybrid Humidifier/Air Purifier
Best Warming/Cooling Humidifiers