For years now, many people have been enjoying the benefits of a comfortable home thanks in part to humidifiers. People who have problems with dry skin, sinuses, asthma, and other respiratory conditions have shared how humidifiers help relieve these problems.
It’s not only people who benefit from humidifiers, though. Tropical plants who have faced the challenge of living in homes with dry or cold air no longer have to struggle to survive when there is a plant humidifier in the room.
Why do we say so? That’s because a tropical plant’s natural environment is humid. It thrives more when there is moisture in the air. A humidifier machine raises the amount of water vapor in the air, something that most indoor living spaces lack.
You might be reading this in the midst of summer and think, “not our house!” But you’ll be surprised to find out that some normal experiences in your home are actually symptoms and signs that you have low humidity in your home.
Why You Should Add a Humidifier to Your Home
To Avoid Dry Skin
While I personally like dry air, it often leads to dry skin and itchy eyes. Nasal passages also get easily irritated in this condition. And while other people can just disregard this feeling, sometimes these conditions cause your nose to bleed or your throat to itch. Now that’s not ideal in any scenario!
To Protect Your Things
If you love your plants and the things you’ve so carefully curated in your home, owning a humidifier is a smart way to keep them well-maintained. You see, dry air brittles wooden material. This could be your wood floorings, your musical instruments, shelves, or furniture. If you’re noticing cracks in any of your things, that could be the dry air sucking out the natural moisture out of the wood.
As we mentioned above, house plants need humidity too. Most of our favorite indoor plants are acclimated to tropical environments, you can grow them in a room with dry air, but truth be told, they will struggle to survive. If you aren’t up for owning a humidifier just yet, choose plants that are a better fit for a dry air environment.
To Save Money
“How can I be saving money when I need to buy an energy-consuming machine!?!”
It’s good that you asked. During the winter season, when we’re all amping up the heater, having a humidifier on adds moisture to the air. Moist air keeps the air warmer, which means your house can stay warm and cozy at a lower heat setting. For plant lovers, this also spells good news for your houseplants. Of course, you’ll be able to save more when your home requires less maintenance to fix the furniture damaged by dry air.
To Use All Year-Round
Your urban jungle can benefit from humidifiers all through the seasons of the year. We may think that it’s not necessary during the summer season with the hot weather. But if you’re one home that uses air conditioning, you have little moisture inside the living spaces. Cool-mist humidifiers release cold air and bring back moisture into space. Even heaters that are used for winter also dry out the air. For maximum comfort in your sacred space all year round, utilize humidifiers!
AIRCARE: The Humidifier Company
There are plenty of humidifiers in the market today. Some companies who have established their brands to be the manufacturers of refrigeration and other appliances have expanded their product line to include humidifiers. But one company started out seventy years ago to produce humidifiers and to this day has stayed within their niche specialization. They proudly build and produce their units locally in Arkansas, and hold the title of the largest humidifier manufacturer in the US. We’re talking about AIRCARE, which boasts an expansive collection of over 20 humidifiers. They carry a mix of ultrasonic and evaporative humidifier systems which are personal or portable devices, they also have large humidifiers that can handle space of a thousand square feet or more.
Such a collection deserves a dedicated post, and that’s our task today. You need not look elsewhere for your humidifier needs because chances are, AIRCARE has it. We will be reviewing some of their flagship products that will go right with your urban jungle at home.
AIRCARE’s selection proudly boasts of an aesthetic collection of devices. One look at the AIRCARE Console MA1201 Humidifier and you might reconsider that. Sometimes, however, it’s all about high performance, and the Console MA1201 delivers.
The Console promises to humidify a whole house up to 3,600 square feet! It’s most effective in large spaces, perfect for your living room or dining room. The tank is easy to refill, and there are three button controls that are uncomplicated to operate. It has a large fan that can be set to auto so it self-adjusts according to the room’s humidity level.
This is an evaporative humidifier which means it has a wicking filter. Studies have shown that these types of humidifiers do not emit microorganisms or minerals into the air, thanks to the wicking filter. For that alone, the Console is worth considering.
One reviewer said it bluntly, they thought humidifiers were for old people and babies. But looking at The AIRCARE Essentials MESA Warm & Cool Ultrasonic Humidifier made them reconsider that thought. This one is beautiful and looks very sleek. If you want to match your wood interiors with your accessories, the MESA Humidifier is your best bet.
The Mesa has both a cool and warm mist humidification setting, which makes it a great device for your plants and you every season of the year.
This AIRCARE product uses whisper-quiet high-frequency ultrasonic oscillation. That’s a lot of words, we know. But it means that you get a fine and soothing mist that is evenly dispersed in your living space, not just in one area! You need not rearrange your houseplants for this. It has low noise levels which make it an ideal humidifier for offices or bedrooms.
Those who enjoy aromatherapy can use the Mesa to diffuse essential oils. The Mesa has a 0.8 Gal. water capacity and has a coverage of up to 750 sq. ft. It’s perfect for small to medium-sized rooms!
For those who need nighttime illumination, the AIRCARE ESSENTIALS DUET Humidifier boasts multiple lighting options. It has an illuminated control panel so it won’t be hard to work on in the dark. The reservoirs are also illuminated and give off a soothing nightlight glow. If you like sleeping with a muted illumination, you can turn on both the control panel and reservoir lights.
Of course, that’s not the only feature of the Duet. This AIRCARE humidifier can produce both warm and cool mist. It has a 1.2-gallon water reservoir that is easily refillable with the direct pour design. The Duet has five different misting output levels which can cater to any room’s needs. One feature that most users enjoy is the locking mechanism that locks in your settings. Convenience indeed.
This AIRCARE unit is the disco ball of humidifiers. It has a multicolor LED nightlight that cycles through the colors of the rainbow, something both kids and plants will enjoy. It has three fan speeds and has up to 750-sq. ft. coverage.
The Nova Ultrasonic Humidifier in black can easily be positioned on your tabletops or bedside, it’s very sleek and unobtrusive. Another feature for us humans is you can add essential oils directly to the water, you don’t need to add a tray or diffuser pad. It has three mist level options you can choose from to maximize your comfort and your plants.
Finally, to round up this list of AIRCARE’s most tried and tested humidifiers is the AIRCARE Aurora Ultrasonic Humidifier. This device is compact and lightweight. The kind you can use to fend off allergies, and then also humidify your bedside orchid. Though this humidifier is small, it has features that are worth a look at. It can provide directional misting with its vapor nozzle that can be turned 360 degrees wherever you want the mist to go.
You can adjust the speed too, and it runs for up to 24 hours of use before you need to refill. For its simple maintenance, cool mist, and all the bells and whistles, the Aurora Ultrasonic Humidifier is a great small space device.
True to its name is The AIRCARE PILLAR Ultrasonic Cool Mist Whisper-Quiet Humidifier. It’s a tower humidifier that is compact in design, elegantly and understated, and would fit places many other humidifiers couldn’t. I’m thinking in the middle of all my plants.
It’s a convenient humidifier for those who want to keep things simple and uncomplicated. You have a direct-pour reservoir that can hold 1.7-Gallons of water. You simply remove the top lid and add water. The device has a timer that can be set for 2, 4, or 8 hours, all up to you. The easy-to-read digital display shows the current humidity level. You can select your desired humidity from 25% to 65% perfect for your tropical houseplants. The pillar also shows the mist flow speed and the temperature of the room. I personally think, considering its size, this device packs a lot of power.
Final Thoughts on AIRCARE
AIRCARE has truly mastered the design of humidifiers. There’s one for everybody of varying preferences. Most of their features are tied to the size of the machine, making it sensible for homeowners who need a value-for-money humidifier for their plants.
Auto shut-off is a feature that’s present in all of the units. Medium or large-sized humidifiers all have notification systems that tell you when to refill the tank or change the filter. The ultrasonic systems can be used to diffuse essential oils.
Many homeowners are fans of the humidifier collection for medium to large-sized rooms. Pedestal humidifiers have also received solid reviews. Overall, AIRCARE’s pricing is competitive and you’ve got a large collection of ultrasonic and evaporative humidifiers to choose from for your urban jungle.