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Warm & Cool Mist Humidifier Review

Warm & Cool Mist Humidifier Review

Cool mist humidifiers are a safe choice for homes with children and pets. They don’t produce heat and therefore won’t warm the air or cause burns on contact with a surface, like a child’s hands or paws.

They also operate quieter than warm mist models and can be operated with a light off to help you sleep better. However, they do require regular emptying and rinsing to prevent scale buildup.

Easy to Use

If you’re looking for a simple and efficient humidifier, this one is a solid pick. Its display is straightforward to read, and it has a built-in timer to set a sleep schedule. It also has a smart-home capability that makes it compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, and you can use a separate tray for essential oil fragrances.

The base has plenty of nooks and crannies, which may make it difficult to clean, but the included brush helps you get into those spots. Despite its small size, it produces a lot of mist, and it quickly increased the air humidity in our test room. It’s a bit louder than some other models, but not so much that you wouldn’t be able to fall asleep to it in your bedroom.

The humidifier has multiple settings and a night light that cycles through seven calming colors. It can be controlled from the unit’s dial or via the Dreo app, which is easy to use and works with a variety of smart home devices. It also has a remote control, an energy-saving automatic shutoff, and a water-level indicator. We liked that it could also be set to an auto mode that turns off once the air reaches your desired humidity level—although we found its hygrometer to be unreliable in this mode, and we prefer the option of using our own hygrometer.

Easy to Clean

A dirty humidifier is a breeding ground for mold, germs and mildew, and all that Warm & Cool Mist Humidifier yuck gets pumped back out into the air your family breathes. That’s why we think it’s important to look for a model that’s easy to clean and maintain, even if you don’t use your humidifier every day.

This one from a trusted brand has an extra large opening on the tank that makes it easy to clean out and fill. It’s also a Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA) winner, with more than 4,500 ratings. It runs almost silently and has a knob that lets you control the mist output. Plus, you can add essential oils to the water to make your room smell calming and soothing.

Another great feature of this model is that you can voice-operate it with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant via the included VeSync app and set the humidity level to be automatically maintained. You can also turn on an ionizer and a UV light that help sanitize the air. Unlike some other models, this one doesn’t use hot steam to humidify the air, so it’s safer for use around kids and pets. It also uses less energy than cool-mist humidifiers.

Easy to Maintain

Like all humidifiers, this one requires weekly cleaning and daily refills to avoid bacterial growth and mold. However, it has a generous water tank that easily lasts a night on the high setting and can run through a lot of vapor before needing to be refilled. It also comes with a nozzle sprayer attachment for directing mist to hard-to-reach areas of your room.

This humidifier uses boiling water to create its warm mist, which helps to reduce bacteria and germs. Its base includes a medicine cup for adding liquid inhalants like Vicks VapoSteam, as well as a scent pad door where you can add the soothing menthol vapors of VapoPads. It’s a great choice for those who have sore throats or congestion.

Despite a quirky design and small reservoir opening, we found this unit was easy Warm & Cool Mist Humidifiersupplier to clean and maintain. The transparent blue tank is easy to monitor for water levels, and the base has minimal contours and crevices that are less prone to harboring dirt and grime than some other lower-priced models we’ve tested.

Like our top pick, the Honeywell Cool Moisture Humidifier, this unit has a hygrometer that allows you to set a target humidity level. If it reaches your desired level, the humidifier will turn off automatically. We found this feature was a little buggy and inaccurate, though, so we recommend either using an app to adjust your humidity settings or simply leaving the device in Auto Mode and turning it off once your preferred humidity is reached.

Easy to Install

While this humidifier is easy to operate, it lacks some features found on other models. For example, it doesn’t have a timer or a smartphone app. It does, however, come with a remote control and an ambient light indicator that changes color according to the status of your air (orange for dry, green for comfort, and blue for wet). It also has auto-off technology for low water levels or when your set humidity is reached while running in Auto Mode.

In addition to the standard cool and warm mist settings, this model has a baby mode that sets ideal humidity levels and turns on UV ionization. It’s also relatively quiet during operation, a must for any bedroom humidifier. It also has a 360-degree rotating nozzle for easy mist placement. The transparent tank is easy to refill and clean, and the wide opening won’t cause a buildup of mold or mildew like some other bottom-fill tanks we tested.

The Levoit Dual 200S is a solid option for those looking for an inexpensive way to keep the air in their home hydrated. It starts releasing a mist within seconds of turning it on, and its intuitive dial mechanism lets you easily switch between settings. While it does have a few limitations, such as no filter or smart capabilities, its size, run time, and water tank capacity make it a great choice for anyone on a budget.