Top-notch humidifiers for keeping your home fresh and comfortable

Your skin and mucus membranes will thank you.

humidifier in bedroom
Great for when you have a cold. Also great for when you don't have a cold.Amazon

Humidifiers can make dry climes and winters less...parched. They add moisture back into the air, improving your skin, decreasing the risk of airborne illnesses and the spread of bacteria, and helping clear up allergies, sinus troubles, and coughs. Humidity-loving plants will benefit from one, as will your sleep schedule. Here are a few of the most popular options.

Pure Enrichment MistAire Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier
All day performance. Amazon

The Pure Enrichment humidifier comes with a 1.5-liter tank that lightly mists for 25 hours. It automatically shuts off when the water level is low (or when you’re refilling your tank). The 360-degree nozzle means you can aim your spray toward (or away from) whatever you need—whether you want to avoid aiming it at a valuable painting or would like to direct it toward your humidity-loving tropical plant. A night light keeps it unobtrusive while you sleep. It is filter-free and comes with an A/C adapter and a cleaning brush.

TaoTronics Cool Mist Humidifier
Less noise than others. Amazon

This versatile ultrasonic humidifier has three different speed levels, a night-light, and works quietly and efficiently. The humidifier produces less than 38 dB of noise, with a 4-liter tank that lasts for 12-30 hours. It’s ideal for a 107-322-square-foot room, and comes with a built-in humidistat that lets you choose your desired humidity level. With both a nightlight and sleep mode, it’s especially great for bedrooms. Cartridge filters ensure that you’re getting fresh, filtered air.

Everlasting Comfort Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier
Lasts up to 50 hours. Amazon

This 6-liter humidifier is designed for rooms of up to 400 square feet, and can go for 50 hours between refills. Add a dose of scent—whether it’s lavender to help you sleep or neroli to wake you up—through the essential oil tray. This humidifier has a high mist output of up to 270ml per hour with an adjustable, 360-degree output knob, and a blue LED night-light.