Vornado humidifier review

The Vornado company was on the market since 1945. The name of the company is a combination of two words: “Vortex” and “Tornado.”

It is essential for us to be comfortable and cozy when we are at home all year round and at the same time not to pay high bills for energy. That’s what the company offers to us with the help of their products. They can provide you with circulators and fans, heaters, humidifiers, air purifiers, steamers, and accessories. But we will talk about humidifiers, as we always do.

Vornado’s signature feature is the Vortex System. What makes the company’s Vortex Action different and better than any others? First of all, their engineers are encouraged to think outside the box which is what has led to the invention of this unique air circulation system. Unlike other humidifiers, Vornado products humidify the whole room. They shape the vapor into a gust of air, evenly spreading the humidity throughout the living area. Other systems do not humidify the entire living space because they are programmed to push the moisture out of the unit so that it falls on the floor.

As the weather is getting colder and you have to use heaters, the air is consequently getting drier so buying a humidifier will be very appropriate for winter time. You will protect yourself from catching a cold or flu if you get a humidifier. Having a humidifier at your home will also be perfect if you have asthma or allergy, dry skin, lips or eyes, dry or a sore throat, sinus congestion, runny nose or nose bleedings, as well as hay fever symptoms. If you notice a lot of static electricity in your room, the air may be dry, so buying a humidifier will help you get rid of this problem. It may also prevent your wooden furniture or instruments from cracking or rotting and give them a second life. Of course, it will be very useful to put a humidifier in the nursery for your baby’s health benefits.

Have you noticed your dog or cat scratching themselves? Do you love exotic birds and want to keep them at home? Then you need to create the perfect environment for your pets. To do so, look at top 5 humidifiers that will help your dream to come true.

Top 5 Vornado humidifiers

1. Vornado Evap40 4-Gallon Evaporative Humidifier

Vornado Evap40 4-Gallon Evaporative HumidifierThis product will be perfect for moisturizing big apartments or rooms up to 1000 sq. ft. but it won’t be any good for humidifying only one room. It has an adjustable humidistat, so you control the level of humidity manually.  All you need to do is to turn the dial all the way up to MAX or down to MIN. It is not very convenient because you cannot know the precise percentage you set. It will reach the desired level of humidity and will be working constantly without turning off.

This humidifier has 3 speed options: low, medium and high. You can use the high speed option to humidify larger rooms fast in daytime and the low or medium options for smaller rooms at night, so that it won’t make noise or interfere with your sleep. Put the humidifier on the carpet away from your bed if you are a light sleeper because occasionally it makes bubbling noises when the reservoir is refilled. To keep it working you need to fill the 4-gallon tank with the same amount of water every 24 hours. It is a lot of water, but you only need to make such an effort once a day, which will be very convenient for you. This allows it to work longer compared to other humidifiers, and there will be no interruptions. You won’t have a problem with its maintenance, refilling, leaking or spilling water. Its blades pull dry air through special filters and then, with the help of Vortex Action, it gives you fast, balanced, and complete humidification of the whole apartment.

It has 2 wick filters you might need to change from time to time when you notice that they are dirty. To save some money, you may clean them once a week or fortnight in white vinegar, but be careful because it is easy to damage the wicks. This item’s weight is 9 lbs.


2. Vornado Ultra3 Whole Room Ultrasonic Humidifier

Vornado Ultra3 Whole Room Ultrasonic HumidifierThis product can humidify up to 600 sq. ft. thanks to the special Vortex air circulation system. It will be good for small apartments but not suitable for bigger spaces. This model has an electronic humidistat and 3 fan settings: auto, high and low. It automatically controls the humidity in the room, so when the air is moist enough, the fan will just stop working, and when air gets drier again, it will go back to work. In such a way, you can set the desired humidity from 40-60 % to continuous mode. Even when you open the door and humidity drops, as soon as you close it, it will go back to your desired settings in a minute or less, due to the fan switching to the high speed.

On the auto mode, this humidifier will be working for more than 72 hours. When this model works at high speed, it generates a loud noise, but at low speed, it is still not as quiet as one would expect. The manufacturers made it easy for you to find out which setting is working at the moment with the help of the LED light next to push buttons.

The tank can contain only 1 gallon of water but requires 2 gallons to keep working for 24 hours. It is easy to carry 1 gallon of water, but doing it twice a day make its maintenance slightly inconvenient. Some people may find the water container’s design inconvenient for filling it up, which slows this process. It is also very difficult to clean the fan when it gets dirty because it will be hard for you to reach it properly. According to the manufacturer, white dust might appear around the humidifier eventually. It has only one wick filter, but it is also a mineral cartridge so it will reduce the calcium buildup. It will be better but more expensive to prevent such a problem by using filtered water when refilling. This humidifier weighs 6.1 lbs.


3. Vornado Evap3 Whole Room Evaporative Humidifier

Vornado Evap3 Whole Room Evaporative HumidifierThis model can humidify medium-sized apartments up to 700 sq. ft. because of using Vornado’s signature Vortex system. It automatically controls humidity with the help of electronic humidistat. It has 3 fan settings: low, high and auto. When the humidifier is in auto mode, it will adjust up or down to provide you with the desired humidity level. Sometimes the thermostat doesn’t work in this model, so you will need to set it manually. The LED lights will indicate the default setting when the humidifier is on.

Some people may find it very irritating how these very bright blue lights are on all the time, including night. This humidifier can offer more options over humidity settings. You can set it from 35% to 60% so it will automatically adjust fan speed or you can use the continuous option for maximum humidification. This item has a 1.5-gallon container capacity and needs a 2.6-gallon refill every day. So it will not be enough to refill it only once a day, you will have to do it twice every 24 hours. You should be careful when refilling the tank because it is made of plastic and can easily be broken if you drop it on the floor.

Be aware you might experience a leaking problem. If it happens, put a plastic tub under the humidifier if you don’t want your carpets to be soaked. It has 2 wick filters but you should be prepared that you will need to replace them after 2 months of usage. There is another life hack for proper care of filters. You need to add 6-8 drops of grapefruit’s seed extract in the tank and make sure that you use distilled water. You can also add a bacteriologic additive in the reservoir. Thanks to that, you won’t have germs, mold or bad smell. It weighs 7.25 lbs.


4. Vornado EVDC500 Energy Smart Evaporative Humidifier

Vornado EVDC500 Energy Smart Evaporative Humidifier with Automatic Shut-OffThis humidifier is suitable for using it in big apartments or other places up to 1000 sq. ft. Thanks to its powerful Energy Smart DC motor it uses 90 % less energy in comparison with other Vornado products with AC motors. That makes it more desired because you will spend less money on paying the bills. This product will create a comfortable environment for you, using the Vortex air circulation system that will humidify the whole room rapidly and evenly. It has a very useful and smart option of auto shut-off. The humidifier has a low-water indicator that will show you when it is time to refill the container. It will automatically shut off when the reservoir runs out of water if you press the green leaf button and it will save even more energy. For your information, it uses as little as 1 Watt with Energy Smart Mode. Precise auto humidity control (40-60 % or continuous mode) is paired with multi-speed fan settings, which help you to create a natural evaporation effect, which will leave you without any white dust all over the place. This model has a 2-gallon tank capacity and has a 4 gallons daily output. Maintenance of such a humidifier will be more difficult in comparison with other products of the Vornado company. You can buy the same model, but with a 1-gallon reservoir capacity and a 3 gallons output every 24 hours.

This product has new Two SimpleTank System. It is now easier to clean, refill, carry, and install an improved 1-gallon water tank. It has 2 curved wick filters, with their help, the evaporative humidifier naturally will moisturize the air in your room and won’t leave wet on surfaces. It weighs 8.9 lbs. It is powerful, cleverly designed, and compact.


5. Vornado EV200 Evaporative Whole Room Humidifier with SimpleTank

Vornado EV200 Evaporative Whole Room Humidifier with SimpleTankThis model will be perfect for you if you need to humidify a room up to 700 sq. ft. The Vornado humidifier uses a unique, fast, and gentle airflow system called Vortex Action that will create a constant, pleasant and natural surrounding for you. It has an electronic humidistat for automatic humidity control, which you perform with the help of push buttons. Its fan has 3 speed settings: high, low or auto. As for the humidity control, you can set it from 40% to 60%, or you can activate the continuous option for a better result. So you can easily customize its work to your needs. It has a 1.5-gallon container capacity, but the amount of water you need to put in it to keep it working is 2.6 gallon per day. You can purchase the humidifier with a 1-gallon tank capacity if you want a more compact model. It is not difficult to install, clean, refill or carry water tanks because of the exceptional crystal-clear SimpleTank System. This humidifier has an integrated handle and a removable grill, which makes it easier to clean. It has 2 wick filters and weighs 6.4 lbs. The Vornado humidifier knows how much circulation and humidity you need and automatically changes its settings to adjust to your needs so that you will get an excellent environment.

Don’t forget that as long as you clean your humidifier properly and regularly, you will not get mold growth and any bacteria. This will consequently lengthen the life of the humidifier.

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