Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: What's a good room humidfier?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2019
    Posts
    331

    Default What's a good room humidfier?

    My whole house humidifier isn't keeping the house above 45% this year. As it is heading towards 40% some days, I'm thinking of buying a room humidifier, since I keep all my best ukes in one room and not in cases (but out of dust). Anyone know of a room humidifier that works well, producing a very tiny mist, and will turn itself off at 50%?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    2,111

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Honolulu, HI
    Posts
    2,252

    Default

    I've been using the Honeywell HCM350, that Wirecutter recommends, for about the last 5 years--works well. Tips: (1) buy generic wicks, they work just as well and cost 1/3 what the OEM ones cost; and (2) rinse the wick occasionally. That said, it doesn't turn off at a certain humidity, but I haven't gotten the room above ~55% in normal use--I suspect it has a hard time drawing humidity into the air above a certain level and self-regulates.

    https://amzn.to/2WU3esG

    I'm surprised they're sold out currently on both Amazon and Walmart...COVID must still be pressuring supply chains.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Posts
    1,984

    Default

    I use a Honeywell top fill cool mist room humidifier. I'm not sure if it turns itself off at 50%, though. But, it's easy to clean, has lasted several years so far, and I recommend the top fill type of humidifier, since it's much easier, (IMO), to refill.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    Location
    Sparta, Wisconsin, USA
    Posts
    2,893

    Default

    I like the Aircare 831000 Whole House Humidifier up to 2700 sq ft. It has digital controls and a sensor that keeps the RH within plus or minus 2 percent of the set amount. 25 to 65 percent. You do have to change the filter/wick every two months or so depending upon the hardness of the water and any algae that may start to grow.

    https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    Last edited by Kenn2018; 12-28-2020 at 01:25 PM.
    There is a subtle yet profound difference between the learning of something and the knowing of that thing.
    You can learn by reading, but you don’t begin to know until you begin to try to do.

    —Lou Churchill, Plane & Pilot Magazine

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Posts
    205

    Default

    Get a evaporative humidifier, not a mist humidifier as it makes a huge difference. I use the AIRCARE MA1201 and I love it. Check out the reviews on Amazon.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    Location
    Sparta, Wisconsin, USA
    Posts
    2,893

    Default

    One other thing. Inkbird makes a Hygrometer/Thermometer unit that will turn on and off a humidifier and/or heater when the humidity or temp fall below set limits. I wouldn't advise using it with a heater, but you could use it with any kind of humidifier in a room. Mist, evaporative, hot or cold.
    There is a subtle yet profound difference between the learning of something and the knowing of that thing.
    You can learn by reading, but you don’t begin to know until you begin to try to do.

    —Lou Churchill, Plane & Pilot Magazine

  8. #8
    Join Date
    May 2020
    Posts
    626

    Default

    Put a fish tank in the room. Not only will you have pretty fish to look at, the tank also regulates the humidity based on the amount of opening you leave at the top.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jul 2019
    Posts
    331

    Default

    Thanks for the ideas. When I get one, it will be a small, evaporative, one that turns off when it reaches a certain humidity and turns on when it falls below it. That limits the purchase to just a few of the many humidifiers that are out there. I'll probably go with the Vornado Evap2 (4.4 stars at Amazon) which gets mixed reviews, but overall a nice score.

    The fish tank caught my attention, but would have to create a sliding top that opened and closed automatically at certain humidity so we could get away in the winter more than a day or two. They have automatic feeders and water level controllers for tanks, why not an automatic fish tank humidifier complete with humidistat and sliding top. Or as Steven Wright might say, leave the fish tank open on top, get a dehumidifier for the room and let them fight it out.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •