A humidifier makes the winter months less dry in your home. Proper humidity is needed to keep your respiratory tract and skin from getting too dry. It also prevents wood furniture from drying out. The Air-O-Swiss 7147 Ultrasonic Humidifier, Air-O-Swiss 7145 Ultrasonic Humidifier, and the Aprilaire 700 Automatic Whole House Humidifier are examples of humidifiers you can choose.
If you want a whole house humidifier, the Aprilaire 700 Whole House Automatic Humidifier would work since it treats homes as large as 4200 square feet. All of your rooms can be properly humidified by a single unit. That makes it much more convenient than maintaining room humidifiers in each bedroom. The fan in the Aprilaire 700 Automatic Whole House Humidifier keeps air and humidity circulating so one area of your home isn’t more humid than another. This whole house humidifier has received excellent reviews from owners for affordability and function.
Being fully automated and having digital controls, the Aprilaire 700 Automatic Whole House Humidifier is easy to use. It works a lot like a home thermostat. There is a major disadvantage to the Aprilaire 700 Automatic Whole House Humidifier, and that is it must be wired to your home by a professional. The professional installation adds a few hundred dollars to the final cost.
It has a transparent water tank so it is easy to keep tabs on the water level. It comes with a demineralization cartridge so the mist is free from particulates. The Air-O-Swiss 7145 Ultrasonic Humidifier is designed to prevent the growth and spread of fungal and viral contaminants.
The Air-O-Swiss 7145 Ultrasonic Humidifier has a few disadvantages as seen in user reviews. Some people report the internal membrane breaks easily or disintegrates after a short period of time. Some people say the unit is too noisy, while others report it is too much trouble to clean.
The Air-O-Swiss 7147 Ultrasonic Humidifier is appropriate for room of 650 square feet. This unit can produce both cold and warm mist. It has a timer you can adjust that turns the unit off after one to eight hours. The Air-O-Swiss 7147 Ultrasonic Humidifier has technology that uses the temperature and humidity of the room to automatically adjust its output for maximum comfort. Users report the demineralization cartridge works very well even when well water is placed in the reservoir. This cartridge is included so minerals and lime scale are kept off the components so the humidifier will function longer.
There are some disadvantages to the Air-O-Swiss 7147 Ultrasonic Humidifier. Some don’t like the mess of disassembling the unit to add water through the bottom. Some people report the Air-O-Swiss 7147 Ultrasonic Humidifier is so loud it is annoying, even on a low setting.
The Air-O-Swiss 7145 Ultrasonic Humidifier, Aprilaire 700 Automatic Whole House Humidifier, and the Air-O-Swiss 7147 Ultrasonic Humidifier have both good and bad aspects, but they are beneficial for adding moisture to dry air. Choosing a whole house humidifier or room humidifier is a personal choice. Either way, a humidifier can help prevent dry skin and a scratchy throat.