The autumn-winter period (heating season) is a murder for our skin, hair, as well as our nose and throat. Dry air causes drying of the skin and hair - that's why during this period our hair may look a little worse. Of course, a moisturizing conditioner can be a salvation, but an air humidifier will also help.
We are huge fans of humidifiers. The previous humidifier became less and less effective, in addition it was noisy. After many weeks of searching for a good humidifier, we decided on the Philips HU4803 / 01 humidifier. We were looking for a humidifier that can be used for larger surfaces (this can be used for surfaces around 25 m2), will be quiet and harmless to animals (ultrasonic humidifiers are not animal friendly, especially rabbits). The appearance of the humidifier was also important to us.
We ordered our humidifier on Amazon, because it was not yet available in Poland. Its price, however, is much higher than when ordering on Amazon.
The humidifier we have has a Nanocloud evaporation system, thanks to which in the last phase we receive clean and properly moisturized air. If, like me during the heating season, you wake up with a stuffy nose, a feeling of dry throat is a sign that it is worth investing in an air humidifier.
Why is the Philips HU4803 / 01 humidifier the best?
The Nanocloud system and the humidifier itself have other advantages. Firstly, the evaporative humidifier does not change the air temperature in the house (some humidifiers [steam] heat the water so that the temperature in the house is higher), and they also do not generate sediment on nearby furniture (unfortunately, ultrasonic humidifiers have this to themselves).
Another plus is the built-in hygrometer. The computer in the humidifier is programmed so as not to exceed the appropriate humidity (60%). The minimum air humidity in the house that is beneficial for us is 40%. You can set the humidification you want (40,50,60%) or set the auto program, which will control the moisture level and turn the humidifier on and off accordingly.
There is a window at the front of the humidifier that shows the amount of water in the tank. If the device runs out of water during use - the red diode (droplet) will light up, and we will also be informed by a sound signal.
5 humidifier modes
- auto mode - turns on and off, controls the level of moisture
- night mode - very quiet. Turns on only when moisture is falling, only one LED is lit - speed
- 1 mode - low speed, quiet, ideal during the day
- 2 mode - average speed, quite loud
- 3 mode - high speed, loudest
If we leave the house, we do not have to turn off the humidifier. We can set its operation for a specific number of hours - 1,4 or 8 h. In addition, we can also set the speed.
The humidifier has a filter that needs to be changed every month (depending on the frequency of use). Every about a week, with very frequent use, soak the filter in a vinegar and water solution, and also wash the water tank with the same solution. If I'm already at the water tank - it is worth noting that it is up to 2-liter. I pour filtered water into the tank, thanks to which limescale does not settle so quickly.