Today, in this guide, you’re going to learn all about smart humidifiers. Specifically, what a smart humidifier should do, the features and attributes you should look for, and who a smart humidifier is really for, and whether or not that person is you.
What Is A Smart Humidifier?
First off, let’s define what a humidifier actually is.
Essentially, a humidifier uses water that you pour into the device, and then it converts that water into a kind of mist. This mist adds moisture to the air in your room/space.
There are many different benefits to this. One of which is that, when your air is too dry, it can easily lead to all kinds of sinus issues. Such as having a nasty cough or a runny nose. But, with a humidifier, those nasal pathways can be moistened, preventing those things from happening.
Due to these health benefits, humidifiers have become very popular, in recent years.
Now, a smart humidifier is a humidifier that has “smart” features. Smart features consist of features that give you more control over the basic functioning of the humidifier itself.
Features such as being able to time and schedule when the humidifier is active. Changing the intensity of the humidity. Choosing how much humidity to put in the air, at any given time. That kind of thing.
However, it goes a little deeper than that. With a smart humidifier, you can access all of these basic features using a smart device, such as your smartphone or even Google Home or Amazon Echo.
As long as you have some kind of Wi-Fi connection, you can use a smart humidifier. Rather than being confined to the controls attached to the device, you can access these features using your phone or another device.
Features And Aspects
When searching for a smart humidifier, there are a couple of key things to take note of and to look for. Here is what they are…
The Devices It Supports
Some smart humidifiers support all kinds of devices. Such as Amazon Echo, Google Home, and Android and Apple. Others only support one kind of device.
You’re going to need a smart humidifier that supports your device. This is obvious, but many people forget about this key element.
How Good The App Is
Some apps for smart humidifiers are really good. They’re simple and easy to use, and they don’t require too much messing around and configuration. Others are poorly designed and obtuse.
Do your research about the app by looking at user reviews and, if you can, downloading the app before you buy the humidifier, just to get an idea of how it actually works.
The Smart Features That Are Available
Ideally, you’re going to have a smart humidifier that gives you access to a few key features. Features such as scheduling, controlling the temperature, and being able to activate the smart humidifier, at any time.
Each one of these features makes for a very efficient and convenient experience.
The MAC – Maximum Area Coverage – Of The Smart Humidifier
Now, we’re moving into things that aren’t exclusively related to smart humidifiers. No matter what type of humidifier you buy, you’re going to want one that can support the entirety of the space you want to humidify.
For example, if you want to humidify your living room, and your living room is 750 square feet, but the smart humidifier can only support spaces up to 600 square feet, then it won’t be able to humidify your living room properly.
How Big The Moisture Tank Is – And How Long It Can Run For
Most humidifiers have moisture tanks that are around 2-liters or larger. If you want your humidifier to run for twenty-four hours – or longer – at a time, you’re going to need a larger moisture tank.
Ideally, the store page tells you just how long the humidifier can run before you need to refill the moisture tank. If it doesn’t, depending on the size of the humidifier, with 4-liters of water, that should run for at least 24-hours.
Smart humidifiers are great if you have specific humidifying needs that you want to fulfill, and you want to fulfill them in the most convenient and efficient way possible.
If you don’t really care about that, though, then a regular humidifier will work just as well.
At the end of the day, finding the best smart humidifier for yourself is simple. Just remember the features/aspects mentioned above, and consider the space you are humidifying.