Sadly, the summer is beginning to wind down. And that means before you know it, cooler weather will be here and you’ll be adjusting the thermostat to bring up the heat. But hot air during the colder months tends to be drier and can lead to dry skin, hair, and noses—all things that can make life generally uncomfortable. Combat dry air with these budget-friendly humidifiers, all of which are under $100.
Some of the core features to look for in a humidifier are ease of use, quiet operation, and tank capacity. The Pure Enrichment humidifier has a one and a half liter tank and is designed to run for 16 hours. The auto shut-off feature is ideal if you’re the type who likes to sleep with a humidifier. The teardrop-shaped humidifier is ideal for medium-sized rooms and is great for offices, nurseries, and bedrooms. The optional night light is great for the little ones and the two-year warranty gives you enhanced protection.
If you’re looking for a truly budget-friendly option that won’t break the bank, you can’t go wrong with the URPOWER two in one humidifier and diffuser. The small appliance has a 100-milliliter reservoir and can easily fit on a bookshelf, bedside table, or in a carry on bag—making it ideal for travel. The humidifier can also double as a diffuser. It features two modes, intermittent mist with a six-hour maximum run time and continuous mist for a three-hour maximum run time. You can also opt to turn on the light which has seven colors. Pick between one of the seven or allow it to cycle through them. URPOWER’s diffuser also has an auto shut-off feature when the reservoir is empty.
If you have a large room, you need a humidifier that’s rated for larger sizes. The Everlasting Comfort humidifier has a six-liter tank for an extended operating time. It’s rated to work in rooms up to 400 square feet and best of all, it also features an aromatherapy tray for essential oils so you can add moisture and a fresh scent to the air simultaneously. This humidifier doesn’t need a special filter and also comes with an optional blue nightlight. Auto shut-off is also enabled so the humidifier will power off when the tank is empty or removed. The Everlasting Comfort humidifier works with tap water and is rated to run for 50 hours when the tank is filled to capacity.
If you prefer a humidifier with a mist you can control, the VicTsing cool mist humidifier is for you. It features a half gallon tank and a run time of 12 to 24 hours depending on your mist setting. VicTsing’s humidifier is also whisper quiet with a maximum output of 28 decibels when operating. Control the strength of the mist by using the built-in dial. Best of all, this humidifier features a rotating nozzle for a guaranteed 360-degree mist coverage. The humidifier is rated for medium-sized rooms, nurseries, and bedrooms.
Big rooms need serious appliances that are up to the task. The LEVOIT cool mist humidifier features a gallon-sized tank and a maximum run time of 40 hours. This model has an aromatherapy tray for essential oils to help create a calming effect as you add critical moisture to the air. LEVOIT’s humidifier also features quiet operation so that you can use it while you sleep, auto shut-off when the tank is empty, and an adjustable mist level. One-touch operation makes this humidifier easy to use as well.
This is the second entry in our roundup from VicTsing but it’s a great option for someone seeking a stylish alternative to the traditional humidifiers. This particular teardrop-shaped humidifier and diffuser comes in three styles, including the wood grain option featured above. In addition to working as a humidifier and diffuser, this specific style features enhanced functionality. While it does have auto shut-off, you can also set the humidifier on a timer for one, three or six hours of continuous mist. With a tank capacity of six to eight hours, it’s best rated for use in medium-sized rooms and bedrooms. It also features a built-in color-changing LED that can be set to one hue or can cycle through 14 shades.
Maybe you don’t need a large-room humidifier, but you just don’t enjoy refilling the tank every night. Whatever your reasons, the TaoTronics cool mist humidifier features a one-gallon capacity tank and is rated to mist continuously for up to 30 hours depending on your mist setting. You can choose between three mist levels and operation is easy thanks to the LED operating panel on the front of the humidifier. If you do have a large room, this humidifier is ideal for spaces between 100 and 320 square feet in size. Like the other humidifiers, TaoTronics’ also includes auto shut-off when the tank is empty, an optional nightlight, and whisper-quiet operation.
Honeywell is a name that people trust because they make a variety of products across categories. Their humidifier is also designed specifically for use in multiple rooms. The three-gallon tank is designed to add mist into spaces as large as 2300 square feet. Like the other humidifiers, it also includes an auto shut-off feature and quiet operation. With its dial operating panel, you can control the speed and level of humidity. And the built-in humidistat has an automatic function to cycle on and off to maintain humidity levels in your home. Available in black and white, this is a great budget-friendly buy if you want to improve the air in several parts of your home but don’t want to buy multiple humidifiers.