A humidifier makes it easier to get through the cold, dry winter months. Proper humidity is needed to keep your respiratory tract and skin from getting too dry. It also prevents wood furniture from drying out. The Air-O-Swiss 7145 Ultrasonic Humidifier, Aprilaire 700 Automatic Whole House Humidifier, and the Air-O-Swiss 7147 Ultrasonic Humidifier are three options to choose from.
The Aprilaire 700 Automatic Whole House Humidifier is capable of servicing an area as large as 4200 square feet. That allows you to keep humidity levels in normal ranges in all rooms of your home. That makes it much more convenient than maintaining room humidifiers in each bedroom. The Aprilaire 700 Automatic Whole House Humidifier has a built-in fan that keeps humidity circulating so it spreads evenly and one area does not become too humid while another becomes too dry. This whole house humidifier has received excellent reviews from owners for affordability and function.
The Aprilaire 700 Automatic Whole House Humidifier is very easy to use since it has digital controls and is fully automated. In fact, it looks and works much like a thermostat. The disadvantage to buying the Aprilaire 700 Automatic Whole House Humidifier is that it must be professionally installed because it connects to the wiring in your home. Professional installation costs a couple of hundred dollars and drives up the final cost.
It has a convenient transparent water take so you can see how much water is left in the unit. It also has a demineralization cartridge that keeps the water and mist free from particulate matter. Because of its design, the growth of fungus and viral contaminants is suppressed.
Reviews by users show there are some disadvantages to the Air-O-Swiss 7145 Ultrasonic Humidifier. Some people report the internal membrane breaks easily or disintegrates after a short period of time. Some people say the unit is too noisy, while others report it is too much trouble to clean.
The Air-O-Swiss 7147 Ultrasonic Humidifier is made to work in rooms as large as 650 square feet. This ultrasonic humidifier is able to make warm and cold mist. This unit shuts off by an adjustable timer that lasts up to eight hours. The Air-O-Swiss 7147 Ultrasonic Humidifier uses advanced technology that senses the temperature of the room and provides the appropriate amount of humidity to allow optimum comfort. Owners have reported the demineralization cartridge in this unit works with well water and it doesn’t need purified water. The cartridge helps keep mineral deposits and lime scale from accumulating on the humidifier’s components so they will have a long life span.
The Air-O-Swiss 7147 Ultrasonic Humidifier has some disadvantages as well. Some don’t like the mess of disassembling the unit to add water through the bottom. Other owners have reported the Air-O-Swiss 7147 Ultrasonic Humidifier is way too loud, even on its quietest setting.
The Air-O-Swiss 7145 Ultrasonic Humidifier, Aprilaire 700 Automatic Whole House Humidifier, and the Air-O-Swiss 7147 Ultrasonic Humidifier have both good and bad aspects, but they are beneficial for adding moisture to dry air. You may prefer a whole house humidifier or you may prefer a room humidifier. Either way, a humidifier can help prevent dry skin and a scratchy throat.