The 6 Best Warm Mist Humidifiers of 2018: Say NO to Colds!

Jun 1, 2018 | Home, Reviews

You may think common colds and coughing from dry air is nothing medicine can’t fix, but have you pondered ways to avert these infections before it even starts to manifest in your body?

I have, which is why I compiled a list of the 6 best warm mist humidifiers in hopes of helping you in the simplest way possible.

NameCoveragePros 

Luma Comfort

538ft²

  • Ultra-quiet operation
  • Auto-off safety feature
  • Removable tank for easy cleaning
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Rowenta Intense Aqua Control Ultrasonic 360

500ft²

  • Whisper-quiet operation
  • Tank is easy to clean
  • Has hygrometer
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Air-O-Swiss Ultrasonic

600ft²

  • Has ITC Technology
  • Near silent operation (even light sleepers can sleep through it)
  • Built-in timer (1-8 hours)
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Honeywell HWM705B

250ft²

  • Filter free means lesser maintenance
  • Refilling the tank is easy
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Holmes HWM6008

300ft²

  • Filter-free
  • Long operating time
  • Dishwasher-safe parts for easier cleaning
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Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier

400ft²

  • Highly affordable
  • Increases room temperature
  • Promotes 96% bacteria-free
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Luma Comfort

Coverage

538ft²

Pros

  • Ultra-quiet operation
  • Auto-off safety feature
  • Removable tank for easy cleaning

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Rowenta Intense Aqua Control Ultrasonic 360

Coverage

500ft²

Pros

  • Whisper-quiet operation
  • Tank is easy to clean
  • Has hygrometer

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Air-O-Swiss Ultrasonic

Coverage

600ft²

Pros

  • Has ITC Technology
  • Near silent operation (even light sleepers can sleep through it)
  • Built-in timer (1-8 hours)

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Honeywell HWM705B

Coverage

250ft²

Pros

  • Filter free means lesser maintenance
  • Refilling the tank is easy

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Holmes HWM6008

Coverage

300ft²

Pros

  • Filter-free
  • Long operating time
  • Dishwasher-safe parts for easier cleaning

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Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier

Coverage

400ft²

Pros

  • Highly affordable
  • Increases room temperature
  • Promotes 96% bacteria-free

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1. Best Overall

Luma Comfort Cool and Warm Mist Humidifier

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Luma Comfort can operate for as long as 20 hours on a single tank fill and successfully humidifies a room as large as 538 sq. Feet. It disperses both warm and cool mist.

With the way it looks, it just wouldn’t be right if there’s no LED display, right? So there you have it, the LED display is made more accessible and more transparent for readability purposes.

Another incredible feature is its demineralization cartridge that helps reduce the buildup of white powder. Meanwhile, you will be doing less clean up on your part, too!

You can also sleep peacefully with the unit on since it is built with a 12-hour timer. Lastly, there’s also what they call, “SmartMist Technology” that will automatically store your preferred humidity level. Pretty cool!

Pros and cons

  • Ultra-quiet operation
  • Auto-off safety feature
  • Removable tank for easy cleaning
  • Nozzle can cause water to pool on the floor

2. Best Value

Rowenta Intense Aqua Control Ultrasonic 360 Humidifier

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It includes three unique modes; automatic, baby and night mode. You can now enjoy a relaxing warm mist output and bacteria-free steam that can be increased up to 20%.

The unit comes with an electronic hygrometer that can show you the current humidity level and allows the humidity rate to be adjusted.

In situations where the tank is empty, or the humidity level of the room has reached 90%, Rowenta will automatically shut off. So no more of those annoying beeping empty tanks sounds!

Due to its 1.5-gallon tank capacity, the unit can function continuously for 24 hours. The electronic controls and digital display enables you to have smooth access to the primary and essential functions.

A demineralization cartridge is also provided to filter the water mist from limescale. Finally, it has a removable steam diffuser that can also be moved 360 degrees.

Oh, and same as Luma Comfort, it functions as a warm and a cool mist option as well!

Pros and cons

  • Whisper-quiet operation
  • Tank is easy to clean
  • Has hygrometer
  • Does not save your previous setting
  • May require frequent maintenance

3. Best in Silent Operation

Air-O-Swiss Ultrasonic Warm and Cool mist humidifier

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The one feature that makes this humidifier unique among the other 6 is its ITC Technology that helps monitor the room temperature and automatically adjusts the mist output according to the temperature of the room. Wonderful!

It can cover areas up to 600 sq. feet with its 3.5-liter tank capacity. The unit also has a demineralization cartridge that make sure the water is free of limescale and other mineral residues.

Moreover, AOS is created with a neutral look so you can place it anywhere in your home without looking out of place. The tank is made of clear material enabling you to monitor the water level.

It consists of 3 settings; low, moderate and high. The digital controls are smooth and very easy to touch allowing you to choose a level without too much effort.

Finally, the LED light is bright enough to be used as your night light.

Pros and cons

  • Has ITC Technology
  • Near silent operation (even light sleepers can sleep through it)
  • Built-in timer (1-8 hours)
  • Refilling of tank may require at least 1-3 times per day
  • Cartridge may need to be changed regularly

4. Best Efficiency

Honeywell Filter Free Warm Moisture Humidifier

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This humidifier is best for medium-sized rooms with its 1.0-gallon tank capacity that can effectively humidify a room up to 24 hours.

It is designed to shut off automatically when water is almost dried up or when the tank is empty.

A refill light indicator is also added that will light up when the tank needs to be refilled again. Something I prefer rather than those beeping sounds!

Moreover, this humidifier is filter-free which only signifies that there should be less cleaning and filter replacements involved. Saves you some effort and money! How great is that?

And on top of all those features, this product comes with a medicine cup that can be used for liquid inhalant to provide you even more relief from diseases and infections caused by dry weather. Talk about a health advocate humidifier, huh?

Pros and cons

  • Filter free means lesser maintenance
  • Refilling the tank is easy
  • Not entirely noiseless

5. Best for Small Rooms

Holmes Warm Mist Humidifier

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This humidifier is created to hold around 2.3 gallons of water and only needs one refilling per day.

Just take note that it doesn’t work as effectively in large rooms than it does in small rooms, offices, and nurseries.

Nevertheless, a lot of people have reviewed this warm mist humidifier as good and excellent in doing its job as such. So don’t fret, my friends!

Not only does it keep you healthy and your room humidified, but it can also keep your house a bit warmer. Warm enough that you’ll notice the difference in temperature when using it.

Also, the device is also equipped with antimicrobial protection that will ward off any bacteria or microbial organisms from releasing possible health concerns to your room.

Also, this humidifier is filter-free which indicates that it will require lesser maintenance costs. And your hands can be free from washing filters, too.

What’s more, the device is safe for cleaning by the use of the dishwasher. So now, your hands can be free not only from washing filters but from the device itself as well! Very handy, huh?

Pros and cons

  • Filter-free
  • Long operating time
  • Dishwasher-safe parts for easier cleaning
  • Works only for small rooms

6. Best for Allergies

Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier with Auto Shut-off​​​​​

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The last but not least on our list. This Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier is built with a 1-gallon water capacity that will give you 12 hours of soothing warm mist.

Like most humidifiers on our list, this one is also designed with an automatic shut-off system.

With this, you’ll breathe easier knowing that you’re in safe hands.

It also comes with a medicine cup that can be used as Vicks Vaposteam to make medication out of the vapor.

This also serves as some kind of a heater in your room or office since the warm mist slightly increases the room temperature after some time. Though not as efficient as having a real heater, so consider yourself warned, okay?

With its budget-friendly price and awesome features, it doesn’t come as a surprise that this particular Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier is on our list.

Pros and cons

  • Highly affordable
  • Increases room temperature
  • Promotes 96% bacteria-free
  • May be not be practical to use during warm weather conditions
  • Not entirely noiseless

What benefits can you get from a warm mist humidifier?

Before you’ve landed yourself on this review of mine, I’m sure you’ve already heard or researched some good things about a warm mist humidifier.

Or perhaps you have some particular reasons why you chose this one instead of the cool mist humidifier. Am I right?

I’ve also had my fair share of researching the internet on the benefits of a warm mist humidifier at our home or office. Both categories are remotely similar of the wonders they do to us.

Although cold mist humidifiers are more popular and frequently used than warm mist, but I believe the latter should be given as much appreciation as the former has.

So please allow me to share my findings on the pros of having a warm mist humidifier referencing it to our list for today. Here it goes.

  • For starters, it is considered to be one of the healthiest humidifiers in the market due to its hot steam’s strong ability to fight against any bacteria or mold from building a home in the device.
  • This category is also quieter than cool mist because of the absence of fans.
  • Lastly, it produces less minerals, thus, lesser white powder buildup.

See? It does have its own set of remarkable benefits. Albeit, not as many as a cool mist humidifier, but still, equally awesome and effective in doing its job.

Final judgement

If you’re the type of person who is overtly health conscious and is meticulous at the bacteria-killing factor, you’d best go with any of those a warm mist humidifiers considering the fact that the hot steam it releases is highly capable of performing this specific function.

Every humidifier on this review has its own unique features that sets it apart from the rest. It may not be the best of the “bestest”, but each one is definitely best on its own way.

You never know, the cheapest and smallest humidifier might be the one that’s perfect for your needs and wants even if it’s not the best for others.

And that, my dear friends, is absolutely normal and completely okay, and so I hope you find the best humidifier there is for you!

Amy Williams

Writer for Homefaith.com

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