If you suffer from irritated sinuses, chapped lips, or the occasional nosebleed, chances are, the air in your home is too dry. There's an easy solution, though: a humidifier. It's an affordable way to fight back against these annoying problems (which usually arise in the winter because of a dry climate). We researched dozens of humidifiers and narrowed it down to 11 that'll help you stave off the negative impacts of dry air. Our picks are easy to clean and maintain, offer quiet output, and keep your home's humidity levels balanced.
Whether you need a small humidifier for your bedroom nightstand to help you fall asleep, a midsized one for your office, or a heavy-duty option for a large open-concept space, we've done the legwork to help you find the best one for your needs and budget. Kiss your chapped lips and dry skin goodbye, and check out these top humidifiers!
This sleek, jet-black machine adds a modern look to your home, and it holds enough water for 24 hours of humidifying. It has a 1-gallon tank, three mist settings, and a wicking filter to ensure you're only breathing the purest air. It's a quiet and reliable pick that's easy to refill, clean, and operate. It's even dishwasher-safe! If the matte-black model doesn't match your home, it also comes in white.
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Best for Warm and Cool Mist Coverage
Whether you want cold or warm mist, this humidifier's dual design allows you to pick the perfect mode for whatever you need. It's an excellent option for users in search of a humidifier with a huge tank. This one has a 1.5-gallon tank that can go over a day before needing refilling.
We appreciate its minimalistic design and were glad to see it comes with a remote control. Its display even shows the current humidity in the room!
Best for Large Spaces
This humidifier holds 4 gallons of water, so you won't have to refill it as often. It has the capacity to fill 3,600 square feet worth of space, making it a perfect option for open-concept homes. Plus, it's on wheels, so you can easily roll it around. This unit is equipped with a display that lets you know when it's time to refill the tank or change the filter, too!
Best Quiet Option
Breathe easy for up to 15 hours, thanks to this humidifier's large 1-gallon capacity. You'll sleep soundly because of its low-noise ultrasonic operation, and you can even set it on the built-in timer if you don't want it to run through the whole night. You can also adjust the level of mist coming out of the humidifier for total customization.
One last note: This humidifier doesn't work as an aroma diffuser, so you shouldn't use it with essential oils.
Best for Getting Over a Cold
This simple-looking humidifier has a medicine cup that lets you add medications or essential oils to help your breathing when you have a cold. It offers a 1-gallon capacity, an auto shutoff feature, and a convenient handle for easy refilling.
This teardrop-shaped blue-and-white humidifier is an affordable option for those on a budget. Because of its tiny 1.5-liter tank, it should only be used for small bedrooms or a home office. Despite being so cheap, this humidifier has an automatic shutoff feature and a built-in nightlight. You can expect to get up to 16 continuous hours of run time on a full tank.
Sometimes, humidifiers stand out from the aesthetic vibe you may be going for in a room. Eliminate that concern with this natural-looking woodsy humidifier. It's quiet and available in seven colors, and it allows you to set various time modes of 1, 3, or 6 hours. This VicTsing humidifier has a small tank, making it an ideal option for a small room or to just use as an essential oil diffuser.
Best for Diffusing Essential Oils
This humidifier will make any room in your house much more spa-like. It has a 100 mL capacity, and it's the perfect vessel for your favorite essential oils. Plus, it has an auto shutoff features and a soothing LED light that changes colors to set a relaxing ambiance in any room of your home.
Best for Kids
Watch your child's eyes light up with excitement while this 1-gallon train humidifier steams the room into a soothing environment. This brand also offers a wide variety of kid-friendly, fun designs, like a bumble bee, a cow, and a penguin to appeal to any little one if trains aren't their thing.
Best for Bright Colors
Light up your room while you breathe easy, thanks to this drop-shaped humidifier's color-changing LED light display, which can be turned off if you decide it's more than you're in the mood for. An easy-to-clean removable stone filter eliminates foul-water smells, resulting in a fresh and clean mist.
Best for Particle-Trapping
An antimicrobial-treated filter eliminates mold, fungus, and bacteria. Dust, dirt, and pollen won't catch a break either, thanks to an air washing pre-filter designed to trap those nasal invaders by removing pollutants and minerals from water. It's also large enough for multi-room use, and it can run up to 24 hours straight with one filling.