Dry air is bad for our health. With 70% of Singaporean households using the air conditioner on a regular basis, we are always in a dry environment. Humidity levels fall way below optimal levels which causes us to suffer from sore throats, mouths and dry skin.
With the hot and uncomfortable weather in Singapore, we can’t give up our precious aircon for sure. That is why we need a humidifier. It can restore humidity levels to healthy levels with just a push of a button.
We have done the research for you. Here are the best humidifiers perfect for Singapore that you can buy today!
Through 8 hours of intense research, comparing 13 different humidifiers, these are our top 3 recommendations:
Read on for a more in-depth look at the best humidifiers out there!
Best ultrasonic humidifier
- 12-hour operation from single water refill
- Super quiet operation
- Easy to control and use
- 1-year warranty
- Price $239
Say goodbye to dry air with the Novita NH809 humidifier. It uses ultrasonic technology to create vibrations that distribute moisture evenly around the room. What we like about it is it emits nearly no noise at all when in operation. That’s an essential quality for a humidifier that is for your bedroom.
A sizeable 5-litre water tank helps supply the humidifier with enough water to last more than 12 hours. That means you won’t need to wake up in the middle of the night to refill the water tank. With 4 different mist settings to choose from, you can control the level of humidity best suited for you and your family. You can even add essential oils to the humidifier to make your home smell great.
The controls on this Novita Humidifier are touch-operated. The design of the humidifier is super sleek and would look great in your home. More importantly, it is easy to use even if it’s your first time using a humidifier.
- 12-hour operation
- Energy efficient operation
- 1-year warranty
- Price $199
The Novita HumiPerfect Humidifier is the saviour to dry air-conditioned rooms. With just a twist of its controls, you will be able to transform your room’s humidity levels to the optimal range.
Also, if you like aromatherapeutic smells, you can add essential oils into it. With just a few drops, you’ll be able to create a soothing and relaxing experience that rivals even the best spa. Novita has a wide range of essential oils that you can use with this humidifier. Some scents include eucalyptus, lemon, lemongrass, peppermint, rosemary and many more.
Best compact humidifier
- Hydrates the room perfectly
- Portable and lightweight
- 1-year warranty
- Price $99
Weighing under 1kg, the OSIM uMist Dream is a compact and efficient humidifier. With its size, you can easily bring it from one room to the other with ease. That means you don’t need to buy a humidifier for every room. Also, you can place it just about anywhere. It would fit just right on the study table, floor or even bedside table.
Don’t be fooled by its small size; this OSIM humidifier holds its weight even against its larger counterparts. Within a few minutes of operation, you can feel its tangible effect as the air becomes moister. What we also like is its adjust nozzle which allows you to direct the airflow to where it’s needed.
- Clean air humidification
- Quiet operation mode
- 2-year warranty
- Price $79.90
Philips Series 100 Humidifier prides itself on the cleanest and healthiest humidification. The dry air is humidified through 3 stages. Firstly, the dry air is sucked into the humidifier where unwanted particles are separated. Secondly, bacteria-free moisture is added to the atmosphere through Philips’ NanoCloud technology. Finally, this clean and moisture-filled air is distributed evenly throughout the space. Pretty cool, right?
You can also choose between two settings, silent and standard. We recommend using the standard mode in the day and the silent mode during the night. Cleaning and maintaining this humidifier is simple with its easy-to-remove design.
- Ultra-large 5-litre water tank
- Modern and stylish design
- 3-months warranty
- Price $32.90
The Deerma F628 is one of the most powerful humidifiers in the market. It can generate mist at up to 350ml/h which will definitely provide sufficient moisture even for a larger room. While it is operating, you can barely hear it as it only emits 35dB of quiet sound.
What stands out is its modern design and portability. It weighs only 1.2kg which is surprising given its powerful performance. Its good looks mean that it’ll look great anywhere you put it, whether on a table or even the floor.
- Good humidification performance
- Attractive price point
- 3-months warranty
- Price $28.90
The Lifepro HU380 Humidifier provides the best value per dollar spent. It’s a Singaporean brand that has gained many loyal fans and followers in just a couple of years. That is because of its excellent performance that comes at a fraction of the price of its branded competitors.
With a large 3-litre water capacity, it can provide consistent humidification of 280ml/h for up to 8 hours. Just perfect for a good night’s sleep. With its effective use area of up to 35m2, you can be sure that every inch of the room will be flushed with moisturised air. If you add a few drops of essential oil into the air inlet, it’ll lead you to pure relaxation and comfort.
- Unique wooden design
- 6 types of essential oils to try
- Price $22.30
If you are new to essential oils, the JvGood Air Humidifier will give you a good introduction to them. Together with the humidifier, it comes with 6 different samples of essential oils, Through it, you’ll be able to see which flavours suit you better.
Regarding humidification, it does a pretty good job of adding much-needed moisture to an aircon room. However, its 400ml water tank can only last 5 hours at full power. If you want to use it during the night, you’ll have to select the intermittent option that can lengthen its operation time to 10 hours.
- 7 different LED light colours
- Up to 10 hours of continuous operation
- Price $16.90
This Muji-inspired Humidifier carries all the hallmarks of a Japanese-style product. It is stylish, minimalist with good performance. It will fit nicely in your home whether in your living, dining or bedroom. Being small and compact, you can place it on almost anywhere. With 7 different light options to choose from, you can change it based on your mood of the day. It’s not just a humidifier but can also become a centrepiece in your home.
Are you still unsure about which humidifier to go for? Here are our TOP recommendations again! If you choose one of them, you definitely won’t be disappointed.
Benefits of a humidifier
Combat dryness from aircon
Because of Singapore’s hot weather, we rely on the wonderful aircon to keep temperatures cool. However, an air-conditioned room is very dry as the humidity decreases significantly to around 30%. The optimal levels of humidity is between 50% to 60%. You will notice that your skin, throat and hair are the most common victims of this dry environment.
So how can we enjoy the best of both worlds? Simple. Get a humidifier which will restore moisture and humidity to your air-conditioned room. That way you can experience coolness without the dryness.
Helps with skin problems
Skin problems are often caused and worsened by the harsh environment all around us. Eczema and dry skin can be improved by the hydrating and moisturising effects that a humidifier provides.
If you find that you need moisturiser for your skin on a very regular basis, it shows that your skin would benefit from additional hydration. A humidifier would help greatly!
Fight against sinusitis
When you breathe in dry air, the sinuses and mucus will get stuck in your nasal passage. That leads to sinusitis. And that is a pretty common problem. Around 90% of people have suffered from sinusitis at some point in their lives.
A humidifier will help to bring increase the moisture in the air which will help sinus and mucus flow. This is especially important if you work or live in an air-conditioned room. Say no more to sinusitis with a humidifier!
Helps you recover faster from common illnesses
Falling sick sucks. With the 2 peak flu seasons in Singapore every year, it is inevitable that you or your family members may get a cough, flu or a sore throat. It usually takes up to a week to recover, which feels like an eternity when you are sick.
A humidifier can help speed up your recovery time. By hydrating the air, it helps us to breathe easily and bring comfort to our poor noses and throats. It can also help you to have a better night of sleep. Together, it creates the optimal environment for your body to recover much quicker.
Is a humidifier suitable for Singapore?
Yes, the humidifier has a place in Singapore, especially in air-conditioned spaces. When you turn on the aircon, the humidity in the room will drop drastically from 80% to around 30%. At that level of low humidity, the dryness would cause short and long-term problems for our skin, nose and throats. So yes, you need a humidifier in Singapore if you are exposed to aircon on a regular basis.
On the other hand, if you do not use an aircon, a humidifier may not be necessary. The humidity levels in Singapore are around 70 to 80% all year round. In other words, you only need a humidifier if you use the aircon.
Keeping your humidifier clean
It is very important to keep your humidifier clean. After all, you are breathing the air and mist that it produces. If it is dirty, that is what you and your family will be breathing in. Here are some tips and tricks for simple maintenance. Before you go ahead and read this section, we recommend that you refer to your humidifier instruction manual to ensure it’s compatible with the methods we suggest.
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