Humidifiers come in all shapes, sizes and add moisture into the air to help you and your family feel more comfortable. Vicks is here to help you find the right humidifier. Click each title in the humidifier buying guide to learn more about things to consider when choosing your humidifier.
WARM vs. COOL
Warm or Cool mist? Both offer the same benefits, so it comes down to personal preference.
Warm Mist units work with liquid inhalants like Vicks VapoSteam® to provide cough relief and added comfort.
Cool Mist humidifiers help maintain overall room temperature and are recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
It is important to understand the size of the room where the humidifier will be used. Buying the right humidifier will ensure that you get desired results.
Small: up to 250 sq. ft.
Medium: up to 400 sq. ft.
Large: up to 600 sq. ft.
FILTERED vs. FILTER FREE
Filtered (Evaporative) humidifiers remove minerals from the water and deliver invisible moisture into the air.
Filter free (Ultrasonic) models deliver visible mist but should be used with demineralization cartridges to help prevent white dust.
RUN TIME & CAPACITY
If you plan to use the humidifier at night, look for big tank capacity and long enough run time so that you can sleep worry-free.
Be on the lookout for added safety features like auto-shut off, so that you can be sure your humidifier shuts-off when the water runs out.
SCENTS & INHALANTS
Many Vicks humidifiers work with scent pads or inhalants to add soothing vapors to the air.
Vicks VapoPads® provide up to 8 hours of soothing vapors and are available in menthol and rosemary and lavender scents.
Vicks VapoSteam® works with vaporizers and warm mist humidifiers to produces medicated steam to help relieve coughs from colds.
EASE OF CLEANING
Keeping your humidifier clean is important for your health and to extend the life of your device. As you shop for a humidifier, look for wide tank openings, easy to wipe surfaces and dishwasher safe parts. Always follow cleaning instructions in the owner's manual.