Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 21
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Neelam Given its size, cost and the feature it offers, I sure is a good buy
Air Innovations Clean Mist Digital Humidifier is aesthetically sleek and very modern with its digital LED display and beeping.
It required minimal effort in setting up with all necessary pieces provided in the box. The built in humidistat is pretty cool so the room does not become a sauna like my old school steamer. I have never utilized a humidifier with antimicrobial plastic technology so I was perplexed when I saw the beads in the base of the filling tank. Very cool idea to keep the tank clean and easily washable with warm water. The ceramic filter sits right in the tank cap and can be rinsed with ease prior to next use. I have not experienced any leak issues, it sure does well containing the water within itself.
It has 4 mist settings and an automatic shut off if the water runs out in the tank. I can set a delay start or set it to Auto off after 1 to 24 hours of runtime. Button beep can be disabled and the LED light can be dimmed. I have tried out all these features and they work just as advertised.
With temperature way below freezing, this unit has performed well in keeping the humidity at a comfortable level. I have Heat Pump system with no build-in humidifier and dry cough had been a routine especially at night. This unit has addressed that issue painlessly. It is much quieter compared to some I have used in the past.
Now, I used it with both filtered and unfiltered water. With unfiltered, I noticed white dust collecting on the surrounding furniture, so distilled water is the way to go. The manual actually states that distilled water is required in areas where the water is heavy and I see the distilled water as a recurring cost. I would think a device as futuristic as this would have some kind of filter to capture the minerals.
The bottom tank handle is very small and is not very ergonomically designed because when the tank is filled it feels quite uncomfortable. Also, it has a 1 year warranty with the unit which seems inadequate to me since digital displays in my opinion are the troublemakers but only time will tell.
Given its size, cost and the feature it offers, I sure is a good buy.
January 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Stradiot GREAT VALUE
The clean mist digital humidifier has been a wonderful asset for my gas heated home. Aside from the obvious, the humidifier is a nice sleek design with a built in humidistat, digital LED display and easy to see through tank. I really like the auto shut off feature so if the tank runs empty in the middle of the night I do not have to get up to turn off the unit. The humidistat lets me know exactly what the humidity level is for my room so I don't over or under humidify the room. An added feature to this is you can set the humidistat to the level you wish to maintain a constant level of humidity for the room your are trying to control humidity levels in. The unit is supplied with a multi-directional misting setting which allows the mist to go in two directions at once. One thing I could not find in the manual was the square footage this unit covers. According to the manufacture the unit will cover up to 400 square feet of space.
December 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dutchgirl Great product for relieving the discomforts of dry, indoor air!
I like everything about this Air Innovations Clean Mist Smart Humidifier. It has a sort of egg-shaped design, but it's compact and stands upright. Per the manufacturer's recommendations, the humidifier should be placed on an elevated firm, flat surface where it cannot be easily knocked over. It comes with a detailed, picture-guided instruction booklet, as well as a one-year manufacturer's warranty against any defects.
It has a number of features, including a permanent ceramic filter, an ultrasonic nebulizer, a dual directional mist nozzle and a cleaning brush that stores inside the base.
As for its functions, there are six, including delay start, auto-off, mist output, humidistat, beep/dim and low water indicator. The display is all digital.
When you turn it on, it automatically detects the humidity level in the room it's in, however, you can change the humidity level to your own desires with the humidistat button. There are four levels of mist output and you can adjust it with the mist output button. So far, I have not yet used the other functions of this humidifier.
The tank holds 1.6 gallons of water and on low mist output it can run up to 64 hours, presuming you have filled up the tank with water all the way. If you have hard tap water, it's best to use distilled, filtered or boiled cooled-off tap water in order to reduce or eliminate "white dust."
Some humidifiers can be very noisy, but this one only generates a very low humming sound. You can, however, hear the water in the tank bubbling.
All in all, this is a great cold-mist humidifier to reduce or eliminate the discomforts of dry, indoor air, which can exacerbate coughs and the symptoms of a cold virus.
January 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by L111 Very good humidifier, better than any other I have owned
Every winter the air gets very dry for a few months, and when the relative humidity gets down to 20% or lower, I find it very uncomfortable to sleep--my nose, mouth, and throat get very dry if I don't use a humidifier.
I have previously purchased humidifiers from the big box pharmacies or Amazon, but they all seem to be very basic, regardless of the price. The just have a single knob on them. So I was pleasantly surprised with this Air Innovations humidifier, which has many thoughtful features that I have never seen before in other humidifiers.
The one feature that you notice first is that it has several buttons and a LED display. The most useful part of the display is that it shows the relative humidity ("humidistat"), so I no longer have to keep a separate humidity meter in the room. And another great feature is that you can set the desired relative humidity, and the unit will pause when it reaches that humidity. This is a HUGE benefit over the other humidifiers I have used, where you have to guess how to adjust the single knob on the unit and invariably end up having too much or too little humidity during the night.
The control panel also lets you set a Delayed Start and Auto Off. I probably won't use Delayed Start much, but I may try the Auto Off so that the humidifier shuts off automatically in the morning.
One feature that this particular model doesn't have, that the HUMID06 model does have, is a Preset button. So with this model, you can't save presets. Not a big deal for me, but if you like to use all of the different settings, the Preset feature may be desirable.
The Air Innovations humidifiers come with a ceramic filter, with small ceramic beads, for the water tank. I've never seen such a filter before, so I'm not entirely sure what all it filters out of the water, but I assume it helps clean the water before being processed.
On that note, I would strongly recommend using only Distilled water in humidifiers. If you have even remotely hard water, the minerals will quickly build up in the humidifier and make a mess that is a pain to clean, and you may see a white haze in the air and white dust on your furniture as a result of the vaporized minerals. It is not worth the hassle. Just take the time to pick up several gallons of Distilled water from the grocery store and you will save yourself much frustration. After using tap water for a few years and effectively ruining a humidifier, I now only use Distilled water and just keep several gallons in my bedroom closet for convenience.
In terms of shopping for humidifiers, it seems most are rated in terms of gallons, with the larger capacity models being more expensive. Based on my particular needs, where I only use the humidifier in the evening, the water capacity isn't a very meaningful measure for me. The issue is that if you leave the water in the humidifier for more than a few days, mildew or mold can grow and make a mess. The manual even says "WARNING: Never leave water inside the tank for several days".
So I try and empty mine every morning (pouring the distilled water back into the water jug) and let it dry during the day, and only use it again in the evening if I need it. As a result, I never need to fill up the tank--I use 1/3 gallon at most for one evening. So for me, capacity isn't nearly as important as getting sufficient output for the size of my bedroom. So far, this model has done a great job keeping my master bedroom at 40% humidity on dry evenings.
On the other hand, if you have a situation where you need to run the humdifier throughout the entire day, then water capacity will be more important.
One final nice feature that I appreciated is that the water tank has a handle at the top and the bottom. This may seem trivial, but when removing the tank and taking it to the counter or sink to drain it or fill it back up, it's very nice to have a handle--something my other humidifiers didn't have.
The only minor drawback I've found with this model is that it has a very loud annoying beep. When you plug it in, it beeps. When you press any button, it beeps. Thankfully, they have a button to turn off the beeps, but why a humidifer needs such a harsh piercing beep noise is beyond me. The HUMID06 model does not beep at all, so I don't understand why they have it on this model.
But overall, this is a great product with more features than I've ever seen in any other humidifier.
December 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Baze best humidifier ever
This humidifier is one of the best ones that I've owned. It has many features, like adjusting the humidity level, intensity, timer options, spray direction, and different modes. It's very easy to change the water out, which doesn't need to be done frequently because it has a very long run time. This unit is also so quiet that sometimes I can't even tell when it's on. It only makes a faint water gurgling sound every once in a while. It's works amazing and has been a lifesaver during the winter when the air was very dry.
May 3, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ben62 good humidifier
Being that it is winter its gets very dry at my office. So when we received this product I took it to work to see if it would help the dryness in our office. The heat always makes it so we can't breathe. I find it easy to fill and like the idea of the permanent filter. I am using the filtered water as suggested. Being that it is in the office it is very quiet and helping the office feel more comfortable. The controls are easy to set up. I might have to buy another one for home.
January 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Shengjun new model is even better
I love the humidstat and the mist control. You can control how much mist it produces and once it reaches the pre-set level it will stop. This is as useful as the temperature control on a space heater. My old humidifier does not have this control so when I put it in my baby's room, the room was full of fog in the morning. There are also handles on top and bottom of the water tank which makes filling easy. There is a filter inside the water tank so I don't have to wash the tank with vinegar water every week like I used to with my old humidifer. I put filtered water in the tank so there is even less worry about germs. The new model has less and bigger button which makes it easier to read. I love this humidifier so much that I am going to have more in my house, one for each bedroom!
January 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by daddyfatty HUMIDIFIER
First off I would like to state that I received this item for free in exchange for an unbiased review of the product. I was in the market for a cool mist humidifier when this product was offered to me. My granddaughter lives with us and the doctor recommended we have one of these.This unit has a nice size storage tank and is quiet and very easy to clean. The 3 speed blower is a nice touch. I would recommend distilled water which will save time when it comes time to clean it...
January 29, 2016