Top-notch humidifiers for keeping your home fresh and comfortable

Your skin and mucus membranes will thank you.

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 the most popular options.

Pure Enrichment MistAire Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier

A 16-hour 1.5-liter humidifier with a 360-degree nozzle. Amazon

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The Pure Enrichment humidifier comes with a 1.5-liter tank that lightly mists for 16 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, a cleaning brush, and a two-year warranty.

TaoTronics Cool Mist Humidifier

A quiet humidifier that’s great for bedrooms. Amazon

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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.

Levoit 4-Liter Humidifier

Cool mist device. Amazon

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This 4-liter humidifier is designed for medium sized rooms, and can go for up to 40 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 100ml per hour and is super-quiet.