These days, you may find yourself using the air-conditioner on a more regular basis, in order to combat the gruelling heat these past few weeks. We have to admit, we love blasting our air-con as if we’re trying to transport ourselves to that cool country you were supposed to go to during this period but obviously got cancelled for, for obvious reasons.
But as you might have experienced, prolonged exposure to the cold, dry air is also coupled with low air humidity levels, and you start to experience symptoms like sore throat and dry skin. To combat the dry air, investing in a humidifier might just be your best bet and could be worth the investment, even for the long run. Ahead, we’ve rounded up some humidifiers that not only eliminate these problems but also ensure a safer and healthier environment for you and your loved ones.
1. DEERMA MIST HUMIDIFIER
The Deerma Mist Humidifier is a fuss-free option for those who prefer something that doesn’t take up too much space in your room and does the job at the same time. With its lighthouse floor design, this humidifier comes with an anti-slip mat to ensure stability with a wider spray range. It’s also made to ensure that the floor is dry by preventing mist from condensing onto the floor, so you won’t have to deal with wet surfaces. With a 4-litre tank capacity, the humidifier is equipped with a Pore Diversion System that includes 12 rows of three-dimensional shunting small fences, making the mist more refined and easier to absorb.
The Deerma Household Humidifier Air Purifying Mist Maker ($34.99) is available at Deerma.sg.
2. HOMLLY OVA AROMA HUMIDIFIER
This pick could just be the best value-for-money option out there. On top of its aesthetically-pleasing and classic design, the Homlly Ova Aroma Humidifier eliminates bacteria from the air while improving the air quality. With a system that runs silently, this humidifier lasts up to 6 hours and switches off on its own when it runs out of water. Alternatively, you can also use the timer function, where you can choose from 1 to 3 hours, and even up to 6 hours. For a refreshing scent, add a few drops of your own essential oils into the tank for a more soothing and relaxing environment.
The Homlly Ova Aroma Humidifier ($40.90) is available at Homlly.shop.
3. NOVITA HUMIDIFIER NH810
A humidifier that humidifies and sanitises the air? Look over to novita’s Humidifier NH810. Accompanied with the brand’s Air Purifying Solution Concentrate, this humidifier doesn’t just relieve you from your air-conditioner’s drying effects, but also claims to oxidise 99.99% of bacteria and viruses in the air. It can run for 18 hours before its next refill and you can even add your favourite essential oils into the mix for a refreshing aroma that rivals a spa of its own.
The novita Humidifier NH810 and Air Purifying Solution Concentrate set ($109) is available at novita.com.sg.
4. PHILIPS COMBI AIR PURIFIER AND HUMIDIFIER
This isn’t just any humidifier, but it doubles as a purifier as well! As it moistens the air, the Philips Combi Air Purifier and Humidifier is designed with 3-step LED indicators to show air quality levels, which also comes with a timely warning of when to replace the filter, ensuring quality assurance. The 2-in-1 Combi is made with Superior VitaShield IPS with German technology that not only filters out harmful gases but also filters out pollutants including bacteria, allergens and viruses — appropriate, especially with the current situation.
The Philips Combi Air Purifier and Humidifier ($880) is available at FurnitureSG.
5. UMIST DREAM HUMIDIFIER
Built with Ultrasonic technology, the uMist Dream Humidifier by OSIM breaks water into extremely fine mist to add moisture into the air, relieving your skin, eyes, throat and nasal passages from dry, air-conditioned rooms. But what’s great about this humidifier is that it’s also portable and you can put it by your desk or even bring it from one room to another. There’s also a rotatable nozzle where you can direct the mist towards the direction you prefer.
The uMist Dream Humidifier ($99) is available at OSIM.