Vicks humidifiers are some of the best humidifiers on the market. You can get a cool mist, warm mist or an ultrasonic one for an affordable price. You can even get a filterless humidifier.
The one that I use is the Vicks Germ Free Humidifier. After much searching, I felt that this particular product was the best one for me. If you live in an apartment or you only have a couple of rooms to humidify, then this might be the right one for you too.
This Vicks humidifier is a warm mist unit. It kills up to 99.999% bacteria, mold and spores. The UV light on the unit kills the germs. There are two water tanks on the unit and they are easy to fill. You can also fill one of them while the humidifier is operating.
While operating, the unit is pretty quiet. There is a sound like boiling water but it’s not loud and can even be soothing while you’re sleeping. Most people are not bothered by the sound.
It’s best to place the humidifier on a table in order to keep it sturdy and level. If you don’t tighten the caps on the bottom of the tanks, it might cause the water to leak out. You don’t want the water to leak onto your floors or carpet. The unit can get pretty hot, so you might not want this in a child’s room or nursery.
The advertisement for this unit states that it can run for up to 24 hours before filling the water tanks. It might work for 24 hours if you have it set for very low humidity. But if you turn the humidity knob up on the humidifier, then you’ll get less than 24 hours of operation.
Some people have complained that the blue “ON” light is too bright and they can’t sleep because of it. I don’t have a problem with the light. It doesn’t bother me at all. And it doesn’t make the room a blue color like some owners have complained about. If the blue light bothers you, you can always put a piece of electrical tape or cardboard over it to cover it up.
There are no filters to deal with which is a big plus. But when it comes to cleaning, you have to clean the whole unit. There are detailed instructions on how to clean the humidifier and how often.
If you’re lazy like I am, cleaning this unit every couple of weeks can be a real pain in the butt. It needs to be done in order to keep it working properly and to get rid of the white dust that it accumulates. You don’t want mold and bacteria build up inside your humidifier.
If you have a cold or sinus problems, there is a reservoir on top of the unit where you can put some Vicks Vapor Steam in. Not only will it help with your respiratory problems but it will leave your room smelling really good.
This is just one of the Vicks humidifiers that you can buy locally or on the internet. There are several others that I will review in this section.