6 Best Quiet Humidifiers for Large Bedrooms

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Morning allergies, a dry throat, or runny nose are the worst.

It’s even harder when all you want is a good night’s rest.

That’s why we’ve come prepared and did our research to help you get rid of those nasty bacteria, fungi, and mold in your bedroom.

More importantly, we’ve made sure to choose only the humidifiers that were quiet enough to help you sleep soundly and ready for the next day.

Budget Pick
Homasy Cool Mist Humidifier
Best Overall
Taotronic All-Around Humidifier
Most Quiet
Boneco S450 Steam Humidifier
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Our Top Quiet Humidifiers

We’ve rounded 6 of our best picks to save you the hassle of scavenging through tons of brands and products at your local department store.

Rather than have to decide among 10 to 15 different humidifiers, we can assure you these 6 are prime products worth your attention.

1. Taotronic All-Around Humidifier

Best Overall

TaoTronic All-Around Humidifier

Who It’s Best for:

Being the best quiet humidifier on the list, the Taotronic All-around humidifier is not only a quiet humidifier to have, but it’s ideal for keeping in your child’s room or baby nursery.

Its quiet performance is the main benefit for providing your child with a full 8-hour good night’s rest and clean air quality without any annoying sounds ruining their sleep.

Is your child afraid of the dark?

Taotronic has an installed night light, so your child feels safer throughout the night.

Features: 

Regarding water tank capacity, a 4-liter water tank is sufficient to leave this quiet humidifier running without replacing it in the middle of the night.

Now, if you’re not as tech-savvy, Taotronic has got you covered.

You’ll have a single knob to conveniently adjust the settings and display the current Relative Humidity (RH) in your room.

Instead of fidgeting with several buttons to get the right setting, you only have to worry about one.

Finally, the LED display and sleep mode function are additional features that can be used to your liking.

Waking up in the middle of the night won’t force you to lean close to see the humidifier settings. The LED display takes that struggle away.

Drawbacks

The only drawback we found with the Taotronic quiet humidifier was it lacked a handle for easier transport from one location to another.

This makes it slightly inconvenient and may cause unwanted spills, so we recommend taking precautions when carrying it around.

| PROS

  • Easy to operate and read LED display
  • Whisper-quiet operation
  • Great for baby nurseries
  • 4 L water tank capacity

| CONS

  • Lacks a handle for easy transport

2. Homasy Cool Mist Humidifier

Budget Pick

Homasy Cool Mist Humidifier

Who It’s Best for:

Our second best quiet humidifier, Homasy, is an excellent option for those looking for a more price-friendly option.

If you have plans to buy a quiet humidifier leaning towards personal use and smaller spaces, the Homasy humidifier says it all.

Features: 

The Homasy ultrasonic cool mist humidifier carries similar features to the Taotronic humidifier; however, what stands out is the ultrasonic operation of the Homasy humidifier.

In case you’re wondering, an ultrasonic humidifier is one of the quietest humidifiers you’ll find.

Ultrasonic humidifiers are quieter than evaporative types but still produce a slightly audible hum in a quiet room.

An additional benefit to using an ultrasonic humidifier is its compact size, saving you storage space. They don’t generate heat as well, making them safe for your child’s room and your pets. 

Just like the Taotronic humidifier, Homasy also carries a single knob for easy operation along with an LED indicator to inform you when you need to refill the water tank.

Drawbacks:

The only drawback we found was the half-gallon tank capacity. This means you’ll have to refill the water tank more often than you would a humidifier with a whole-gallon tank capacity.

| PROS

  • Budget-friendly
  • Easy operation
  • Ultrasonic operation – whisper-quiet performance
  • Best for personal use
  • Space saver
  • Doesn’t generate heat

| CONS

  • Half-gallon water tank capacity means you’ll have to refill the water tank more often

3. Boneco S450 Steam Humidifier

Premium Pick

Boneco S450 Steam Humidifier

Who It’s Best for:

Who says a high price tag can’t be appealing?

Our third best quiet humidifier might be on the steep side, but with its smart features and additional accessories, it’s a price tag that’s hard to say no to.

Features: 

So what makes the Boneco S450 a smart humidifier? For one, the range of features it provides is multifunctional.

Having the Boneco S450 in your room allows for more than just better humidity levels.

With 4 different modes, you can opt for a fully automatic run time, save on energy costs, or remove the hassle of decalcifying the water tank thanks to its cleaning mode.

What surprised us was that even as a warm mist humidifier, it was safe to have around children or pets. Most warm mist humidifiers generate a ton of heat, making it dangerous in the event of any accidental spills.

Boneco S450 differs in this regard, and it’s one of the reasons why even with a steep price tag, it’s quite the deal that fits the quality standard.

Last but not least, there’s a separate container primarily for essential oils, which you can use to enhance the fragrance in your room.

We have to say, even though the Boneco S450 humidifier doesn’t come cheap, you gain 2x the benefits, seeing as how you can pair improved the humidity level along with the benefits of essential oils.

Drawbacks: 

No matter how appealing the features and design may be, Boneco S450 is still an expensive humidifier.

That is to say, if you’re in need of a top-notch humidifier and willing to spend more than your regular dime of budget deals, the Boneco S450 won’t shortchange you.

| PROS

  • Smart features
  • Wide range of functions for improved usability
  • Comes with a fragrance container
  • Safe around children and pets
  • Premium appeal and look

| CONS

  • Expensive
  • High maintenance costs

4. Honeywell HCM350W Humidifier

Honeywell HCM350W Humidifier

Who It’s Best for:

Now, if the top 3 humidifiers on this list weren’t enough to convince you, you still have the Honeywell HCM350W humidifier.

This could’ve easily snagged either of the top 3 humidifier picks, but sad to say, the Honeywell HCM350W has a few kinks it needs improving on.

We felt that the Honeywell humidifier would be perfect for users looking for portability and anyone leaning towards personal use.

Features: 

The HCM350W humidifier comes with a one-gallon water tank capacity for a 24-hour runtime without refilling often.

It’s whisper-quiet and is easy to clean and maintain, providing lower maintenance costs.

The HCM350W also uses ultrasonic technology for a safer operation and undoubtedly a whisper-quiet operation for your child.

Drawbacks: 

As we mentioned earlier, there are a few kinks this humidifier needs to improve on.

One of which is the filter replacement. On average, you’ll be replacing your filter once a month, at least.

That isn’t necessarily a problem, except that the HCM350W humidifier filters are costly, to begin with.

The water tank is also easy to clean, but the fan blades proved to be a struggle. If the blades aren’t properly cleaned, this dust buildup will negate the effort of humidifying and adding freshness to the air quality in your room.

| PROS

  • Runs for 24 hours without needing to refill the water tank
  • Quiet performance
  • Portable
  • Water tanks provide easy cleaning

| CONS

  • Replacement filters can be costly
  • Fan blades are difficult to clean

5. Pure Enrichment MistAire Humidifier

Pure Enrichment MistAire Humidifier

Who It’s Best for:

If you’re adamant to sticking only to the budget category of humidifiers offered, Homasy isn’t the only option available.

Pure Enrichment MistAire humidifier offers a reasonable price that many would love to get their hands on.

Features: 

The Pure Enrichment MistAire comes with a 360-degree mist nozzle allowing better moisture targeting in your room or any area in need of it.

For its compact size, don’t be fooled. It can run for an average of 16 hours uninterrupted on the lowest setting!

Now that may not be as great as having a humidifier than runs for 24 hours. Still, this humidifier is definitely a steal for its reasonable price and better mist and moisture targeting.

Did we also forget to mention it uses ultrasonic technology? With its transparent frame, it’s also easy to tell when your water tank needs refilling.

Finally, the Pure Enrichment humidifier has already been sold over to 10,000 users on Amazon!

Better add this to your list of humidifiers because with 10,000 units already sold, you can trust the quality this humidifier offers.

Drawbacks: 

This mist humidifier comes with only a 1.5 L water reservoir. That’s not a lot to go for and leans more towards personal use if you ask us.

Another drawback is the difficulty in cleaning the water reservoir. Maintenance of this unit might require more effort.

Finally, be careful if you live in areas with hard water. This unit does not go well with using hard water in its water reservoir.

| PROS

  • Great runtime – 16 hours on the lowest setting
  • Compact design
  • Over 10,000 units sold
  • Price-friendly
  • Quiet performance
  • Better mist and moisture targeting

| CONS

  • Water reservoir is difficult to clean
  • Not ideal in places with hard water

6. Crane Ultrasonic Humidifier

Crane Ultrasonic Humidifier

Who It’s Best for:

Much like the Pure Enrichment humidifier, the Crane Ultrasonic is perfect for anyone living in small spaces or apartments, seeing as how its total runtime will only last you for 8 hours.

Features: 

For an area size of 500 square feet, this is the maximum humidity range the Crane Ultrasonic humidifier can humidify.

What stands out most with this humidifier is that it doesn’t require a filter, so you can save on filter replacement and maintenance costs in the long run.

Not to mention this quiet humidifier also comes with an automatic shut-off feature when the water reservoir runs dry.

While it may not have a flashy LED display, this humidifier stands true to its simplicity and minimalist appeal.

Drawbacks: 

Although you save on filter replacement costs, getting a hold of the right type of water is a must for this humidifier, specifically distilled water.

Like the Pure Enrichment humidifier, using hard water will damage this humidifier and lead to long-term costs.

Now, using distilled water might be relatively costly, but if you don’t mind the extra maintenance, this humidifier is perfect for personal use.

| PROS

  • Compact design
  • Save on filter replacement costs
  • Great for personal use
  • Quiet performance
  • Minimalist appeal

| CONS

  • Using hard water damages the humidifier long-term
  • Using distilled water can be costly

Choosing the Right Humidifier

Now that we’ve covered the best humidifiers, it’s time to help you narrow down which among these 6 top humidifiers suits your needs best.

In this section, we’ll look at 5 factors: Coverage area, Type of humidification, Tank capacity, Filter replacement costs, and Bonus features.

Coverage Area

There may be a ton of excellent humidifiers for your living space, but only 2 or 3 at most would be perfect for your needs.

A humidifier that can only cover 200 sq. ft. won’t be ideal for a 300 sq. ft. living space. Most humidifiers come with a sq. ft. range in the product label, so be sure to check this first.

Type of Humidifier

There are 5 types of humidifiers: ultrasonic, evaporative, central, steam, and impeller.

Among all humidifiers, central types are the most expensive but are ideal if you want to humidify your whole house.

Impeller, steam, ultrasonic, and evaporative humidifiers are all specifically intended for a single living space or area like your bedroom, for example.

Ultrasonic humidifiers are the quietest, so it’s perfect to have as a bedroom humidifier for your child.

Impeller and evaporative humidifiers are the most child-friendly but should have strict maintenance since improper maintenance can cause breathing difficulties.

Steam humidifiers are the most inexpensive, but they’re also least safe around children since they generate heat.

For children, we recommend using cool mist humidifiers and going for ultrasonic cool mist or impeller types.

Warm mist humidifiers aren’t recommended for baby nurseries or around pets even because of the high-temperature heat it generates.

Tank Capacity

Your water reservoir capacity boils down to the convenience and runtime of your humidifier. More importantly, this will tell you how many refills you’ll need per use.

Needing to refill the water reservoir thrice in a day compared to once every 24 hours saves you a ton of time and costs, especially if you’re using distilled water.

Filter Replacement Costs

Budget deals are definitely appealing, but think of the maintenance and filter replacement costs too.

If spending extra for filters and maintenance only leads to the same price as a premium pick without the worry of extra maintenance costs, you’re better off getting the premium pick.

Additional/Bonus Features

Bonus features are a matter of preference.

You might prefer flashy features or sophisticated functions. If that’s something you prefer, be prepared to shell out more cash to get the most benefits as much as possible.

Cool Mist vs. Warm Mist

Which is better? A cool mist humidifier or a warm mist humidifier?

For one, a cool mist humidifier is more economical & affordable, has a simpler operation, and performs better for larger areas.

Warm mist humidifiers are more dangerous, especially around children. Although they do raise humidity levels much faster than cool mist humidifiers because the warm mist they generate evaporates quicker.

We recommend cool mist types for children and if you have a lot of pets. Warm mist types are more suitable for winter when there’s dry air and if you want a quieter operation.

How to Keep Your Humidifier Quiet

Opting for a warm mist humidifier generally provides the advantage of a quiet environment.

Now, if you don’t find a warm mist humidifier to your liking and prefer cool mist types, here are a few tips you can use to quiet your humidifier:

Position Your Humidifier on a Flat Surface

Placing your humidifier on a flat surface counters the noise produced by vibrations, also known as impact noise.

Impact noise can significantly affect the noise level generated from any machine, so we recommend placing your humidifier on a flat surface away from any walls or objects and using a towel or napkin to cushion the vibration.

Check the Fan and Impeller

Removing the motor and top of the impeller tip can help reduce noise. Alternatively, removing the fan and replacing the filter can aid in noise level reduction as well.

Final Thoughts

Humidifier releasing moist air

We hope this review guided you into choosing the best humidifier for your whole house and, most especially, your allergies!

Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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Andrea Adams

Fidgeting with gadgets and electronics has long been Andrea’s expertise. She has assembled, disassembled, and tweaked almost every type of device you can think of. Through the years, she has come to realize that technology should never be fussy. And that’s where her interest in quiet products stemmed from. She hopes to become your go-to person for insight when deciding on noiseless goods to purchase.