Best Humidifiers For Hard Water [Reviewed]

Diane Myers

You probably know that not all humidifiers work well with hard water. That’s why, i decided to write this article and help you find the best humidifiers for hard water out there. Let’s get straight into the list!

Which Is The Best Humidifier For Hard Water?

5. Pure Enrichment MistAire

Best Budget

Our Ratings:

Durability
80%
Quality
70%
Value
70%

If you are living in places that suffer from a drier and colder climate, in general, you already know that it is so easy to suffer from cough, dry skin, allergy flare-ups, congestion, and many more small issues. However, you can easily counter these things by investing in a nice humidifier that will instantly make your house more breathable and eliminate all the aforementioned issues.

One of the best and cheapest humidifiers in the market is the Pure Enrichment MistAire. This humidifier is pretty small, compact and will not take a lot of space, has an interesting and modern design, it works as a great cool air moisturizer meaning that you can use it in hot weather as well, and on top of all this it is very quiet in operation.

First of all, I have to talk about the excellent and contemporary design of this device, shaped like a teardrop looking excellent in every scenario. Moving on I have to say that the Pure Enrichment MistAire has a small tank of 1.5-liters, however, it can run for a long time, as it can run continuously for 16 hours before needing a refill.

The setup process for the device is pretty simple and you can do it in a couple of minutes, all alone without any help. After you determine where you want to place the device, the manufacturer has stated that it should be placed at least six inches from the wall. To fill up the tank just separate it from the base and open its lid, fill it with water and pop it back in. After this, you are ready to go just turn it on and forget about it.

The Pure Enrichment MistAire has just one button that is located near the base, and you just have to click it once to activate or turn on the humidifier, click it again to increase the speed and one more time to turn it off. While you won’t know what setting you are using at a glance it is excellent in terms of looks.

The performance of the Pure Enrichment MistAire is excellent as it takes a short time to humidify a bedroom, and it takes about 15 minutes to fully humidify the air of a mid-sized 250 square feet room, which is the upper limit of this device. It also has some smart features such as the automatic shutoff when the tank is on low or removed giving you peace of mind at all times.

For the price, you can’t find a better humidifier.

4. Vava Ultrasonic

Most Portable

Our Ratings:

Durability
80%
Quality
80%
Value
85%

Coming up next we have another excellent humidifier, this time an even more portable one, the Vava Ultrasonic. This humidifier on top of its small measurements and lightweight will do a perfect job at moisturizing the air in your home, it also has a long operation time, adjustable mist level, it works very quietly and it is overall one of the best in the market for small to mid-sized rooms it will be perfect.

The Vava Ultrasonic eliminates one of the biggest drawbacks of modern humidifiers, large size, and hideous designs. Right out of the box I noticed that the Vava Ultrasonic looks excellent overall and I was very pleased with its design, and for a humidifier, it looks quite attractive. It has a simple cylindrical body that looks like a speaker, meaning that it won’t be hard to accommodate it to the design of your house.

I also have to say that the devices initial setup and installation is practically non-existent, you just have to fill its water reservoir, turn it on and voila, you are all done. However, I should mention that it is not the easiest device to refill as it has a top-fill design, this means that you have to remove its ton and pour water in it which might sound simple but will be a little nuisance. For example, the tank is not detachable meaning you will either have to carry the whole unit to the water source, or the water to the device and taking into consideration that the tank holds 4.3-liters of water it might be a little annoying.

But other than that it is all good and smooth sailing with this device. The device delivers from 100 to 250 milliliters of mist per hour depending on your set setting, so it is adequate for rooms that have a size that spans from 107 to 322 square feet. As I said the unit has a long run time and on lower settings it worked 35 hours non stop, which is marvelous. I have to also mention that the unit is super silent in operation meaning that it won’t bother you while you are resting and through the front dial you can adjust the power of the device on the go.

3. URPOWER Diffuser and Humidifier

Best With Diffuser

Our Ratings:

Durability
85%
Quality
85%
Value
95%

Coming up next we have an interesting humidifier here that has a diffuser built-in its body, meaning that you will be able to reap the benefits of both moisturized air and aromatherapy assuming you have the oils, the URPOWER Diffuser and Humidifier. This device is also super compact and very affordable, while it isn’t as powerful or as long-running as the aforementioned devices it will deliver excellent functionality, with its ease of use and performance, without further ado let’s take a closer look.

The device has an interesting shape that looks just perfect in every way, and it comes in different finishes to allow you to fit it right into every room design. I should state that the device is super compact and small as it measures about 3.1×3.1×5.5-inches and weighs a super lightweight 9.6-ounces, with its cylindrical shape which extends on the bottom. Talking about the finishes it comes in different kinds, including a tinted transparent one, a wood finish, dark wood finish, and white finish, and on top of that, it has 7 LED mood lights that make the transparent unit look excellent and fit in with the design of your room if you want to set the mood.

The URPOWER Diffuser and Humidifier have a capacity of 120 milliliters for the water and the initial setup is simply non-existent as you just have to fill it up with water, put in a few drops of your favorite essential oil and just turn the device on for it to function. I found out that thanks to its LED lights that are super pleasing and relaxing you can use this humidifier as a night light, and from the buttons, in the front, you can adjust the light settings, and choose the mist settings as well.

The diffuser/humidifier has an operation time of three hours of continuous use, and about 6 hours if you choose the 30 seconds on and offsetting. This is one of the best humidifiers for hard water in the market for those that are looking also for a diffuser and on top of that it is one of the simplest ones to use. It will work for small to mid-sized rooms and with its extra features and affordable price you will rejoice with this product.

2. Levoit LV600HH

Best For Large Rooms

Our Ratings:

Durability
95%
Quality
90%
Value
95%

If you want a high-performance humidifier and need to moisturize the air of a large room, you need to check out the Levoit LV600HH. Besides its immense power and high diffusion rate of about 500ml per hour, this device does it very quickly at that, has a simple to use operation, can work both as warm mist and cool mist humidifier, it is safe to use with essential oils and it is a definite joy to have in the house.

The biggest feature of the Levoit LV600HH is its amazing ultrasonic technology that will moisturize the air in your room about 25 percent faster than a normal humidifier, and it will eliminate all the health threats such as dry skin, sore throat, flu, allergies and many more. On top of that its dual function that works both as a cold and warm mist humidifier, will be perfect for those that live in areas with four seasons.

On top of that, a humidifier of this kind will help keep your furniture in proper shape and good condition.This device has a rectangular body that is quite large but it is pretty good in my opinion for what it offers, but you will have to think about its placement.

However, for operation beside its manual controls, it features a remote control that connects to the digital interface, which lets you control the speed, and rate of diffusion. The digital display on the device will show you the level of the humidity in the room and let you achieve the desired levels. The manual controls on the device are touch-sensitive and on top of that as a proper smart device, it adjusts the rate of diffusion itself depending on the levels of humidity.

It is equipped with a fairly large tank that houses 6 liters of water and at the highest setting it allows the device to run for 36 hours continuously and with its smart features it will shut off itself when it is running low. You can also place the essential oils in there and without much problem at that.

1. Honeywell HCM350W

Best Overall

Our Ratings:

Durability
100%
Quality
90%
Value
95%

Coming up to the top of the list we have the Honeywell HCM350W which is a pretty affordable device, delivers excellent functionality with a different non-conventional operation that does a better job than other devices on this list. It is also super easy to use and has super intuitive settings, if you want the best in the market, and don’t need it for large rooms this is it.

The Honeywell HCM350W has a pretty interesting design and it is not the smallest device in the market and it takes up some foot space and it has some heft to it. I would suggest you set it up on the floor since it also needs an electrical outlet near it. On top of the device, you will find clear and intuitive controls that come from the dial and I have to mention that the device is available in both black and white, so you can choose the one that fits your house’s design the most. My favorite part about this design is that the water tank is not visible unless you are looking at it from the top.

This device has a water tank with one-gallon capacity and the initial setup for it is pretty easy once you find a place for it it is pretty easy to start it. The intuitive dial also makes things much easier as they would normally be. To start the device you simply have to remove the tank, fill it with water, then after that soak the water filter with cold water and place them back in the unit and turn it on.

It will deliver the healthiest moisturizing solution in the market as its filter and built-in technology that sanitizes tap water and kills bacteria will deliver a great experience. Unlike traditional humidifiers it doesn’t use a stream of mist to do its job, instead, it takes the dry air from the room moisturizes it and releases it via the fan, and it will deliver the best possible air for your room. The best in the market.

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