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Manage Humidity in Your Home: Luma Comfort HC12W Humidifier Rating & Luma Comfort HC10B Humidifier Review
Humidity & Your Home
There are four reasons to use a humidifier in your home.
- Relative humidity is too low
- You have babies or children in the home
- You own at least one furry pet
- There is a grandmother or grandfather present
How do you know if humidity levels are low?
There might be static electricity on blankets carpets and furnishings. You might have dry, itchy skin, irritated eyes, a dry, hacking cough, dry nasal passages, or chapped lips. Moreover, your furnishings, wood floors, and fixtures might be looking a little worn. Wood might be cracking, wallpaper or paint might be starting to peel, and the wood rungs on your dining room or rocking chairs might be loosening and popping out.
What causes humidity levels to drop?
When seasons change, either you will run your heating system to stay warm or you run your AC to stay cool. No matter which one you are using, both of these systems dry indoor air. Moreover, if you already live in a dry area, heating and cooling systems only cause indoor air to get that much drier. This can lead to serious health conditions like severely dry sinuses and bloody noses.
Why should I use a humidifier?
Humidifiers improve indoor air quality to prevent common health problems as mentioned above and they help protect the home. Ideally, the humidity level in a home should be about 30-50%, in the winter this number can sometimes drop to 10%. Use a hygrometer to monitor levels and determine whether a humidifier is applicable to your situation or not.
Other reasons it is important to try a humidifier. If you have a baby in the house, do not let them suffer for extremely dry conditions. Just like you, their nasal passages and throats can get dry and irritated.
Control static electricity in the home. As static electricity builds up on blankets, carpets, and furnishings pets can get shocked as can you and your children.
Also, consider any grandparents that might be living or visiting with you. Many have chronic illnesses or allergies than can get irritated because of the lack of moisture.
Maintaining proper humidity levels help
- Treat illness
- Protect furnishings
- Preserve your voice
- Moisturize the skin
- Create warmth
- Reduce snoring
- Hydrate plant life
Cold dry air in the winter makes it easier for colds and influenza virus to survive. Proper humidity levels actually slow the spread of cold and flu. It also helps with bronchitis. Cough and inflammation of the lungs can actually be relieved with a humidifier. Adding a little eucalyptus and or tea tree oil to the water can help thin mucous in the chest so it can be expelled.
What types humidifiers do I have to choose from?
There are several types of humidifiers available. Central, ultrasonic, and impeller humidifiers, evaporators, and steam vaporizers. The most common is the ultrasonic and impeller humidifier. This is typically portable and ideal for humidifying individual rooms and spaces. Ultrasonic humidifiers are energy efficient and virtually soundless. Impeller humidifiers have a fan inside that produces a slight whirring sound.
Luma Comfort Humidifier Reviews
You might be thinking to yourself, "There are a lot of humidifiers available for me to choose from. Which humidifiers do you recommend?" We are now recommending a relatively new brand on the market that has made quite an impact - Luma Comfort. Now, you might be wondering, "What distinguishes a Luma Comfort humidifier from the others on the market?" First, they are stylish. Luma Comfort products are designed for the consumer. Their contemporary designs are flattering to home decor. They are domestic devices that actually look decorative. Second, the quality of the material is top notch. These humidifiers are made of high quality materials and are built to last through many winter seasons.
These humidifiers are also ultrasonic so they are quiet operators. They are great for nighttime use and effectively rid the room of dryness by simply adding moisture to the air. Fill the tank with water, choose one of several settings, and you are all set!
Luma Comfort HC12W Humidifier Review
Luma Comfort humidifiers are some of the gentlest on the market and have the power to support large areas. The Luma Comfort HC12W humidifier runs 45 hours on a single tank and covers up to 650 sq. ft. It is compact, lightweight, and portable. With a noise level rating of only 35 dB and eight mist settings to choose from, it's ideal for any bedroom including the nursery. The tank holds 9.5 pints of water and the daily output is 2.5 gallons of mist.
The Luma Comfort HC12W humidifier features a sleek vase design that offers styling and attention to detail that is unparalleled by any other humidifier. Its graceful lines are the perfect complement to any space. Whether your home has a traditional look, a contemporary feel or is somewhere in between, this humidifier is sure to add to your decor. It also comes with various nozzle fittings that allow you to adjust the height of the unit. You can set it up as a tall, freestanding vase or as a smaller, more compact vase for placing on a table.
Other benefits include:
- Remote control
- Soothing cool mist provides comfort
- Generates micro fine mist
- Naturally eliminates dust particles
- Demineralization cartridge prevents lime scale and mineral buildup
- Great for bedrooms or nurseries
"The styling is great. It really works we now own three. Easy to fill and it operates with ease. We have a least one running all day and all night." - 1/6/2013
"Very easy to fill large water reservoir. extremely quiet, almost no noise at all. Produces a lot of moisture. Best humidifier we have ever owned!" - 2/25/2013
"My wife picked this up on a whim after she heard me complaining about how dry it felt in our bedroom. So far, I'm very glad she did.
- This unit produces a lot of mist, definitely more than I initially expected. The literature says it will work in rooms up to 650 sqft or something like that, and I believe it.
- The design is very cool. It doesn't look like any other humidifier I've ever seen - although that's not saying much.
- It comes with about 5 different/interchangeable pieces that can be used to change how tall the unit is. We use 2 of the pieces for a medium-sized look. I think the idea is to make it shorter if you want to put it on a shelf or table, or taller if you put it on the floor. Again, a very cool idea that I haven't seen before
- Remote control included, which is the easiest and quickest way to control the thing (see below)
- Controlling the unit without the remote takes much longer. There is just a single touch-screen area on the unit that turns it on, adjusts the settings up and then back down again. I know it's done for looks, but unfortunately you sometimes have to touch it over and over again to get to the setting you want. Luckily the remote helps
- You have to push the adjustable pieces together firmly when changing the height, otherwise the seams are pretty visible. Not a big deal, but if you're a perfectionist it can bug you
I like this thing so far, and my wife loves it. It looks great, and works even better. We've been happy with this brand so far - I reviewed one of their air coolers earlier this summer, and still love it - so we'll definitely keep them in mind for appliances moving forward." - 10/23/2012
Luma Comfort HCW10B Humidifier Review
If the vase like design is not your style, then consider the Luma Comfort HCW10B humidifier. This tabletop design offers the same chic, contemporary styling in a unique package all its own. This option covers up to 538 sq. ft. The tank holds 7.3 pints and dispenses 1.9 gallons of moisture. It will run for up to 40 hours on one tank, includes three mist settings, and has a low noise level rating of 40 dB so it is quiet.
The Luma Comfort HCW10B humidifier is a tabletop design that fits in small spaces easily. It offers a warm or cool mist option, so you can use it just the way you want to. This unit is lightweight and easily moved from room to room, too. The contemporary styling is flattering making it a part of home decor.
The built-in hygrometer operates at 30-70% humidity and provides custom humidity control so you can enjoy as much or as little moisture as you like. This unit generates a micro fine mist that's so soft it can be used in a nursery. The demineralization cartridge controls water minerals and is easy to change. Plus, the LCD display is user-friendly and the push button controls are simple.
The removable antibacterial water tank allows for easy filling so you can enjoy continuous moisturizing effortlessly. It operates quietly, so it's not disruptive, making it a great option for nighttime use.
"Bought this as a gift for my daughter and her husband -- they said it is so quiet and works like a charm! They are happy and so are we!" - 12/14/2012
"I got this for my little girl who had a bit of allergy. I didn't like it at first w/ tap water because it would leave white dust all over the place even when I set the thing to warm. Was a bit disappointed and wanted to return it but after a week of tap water, I switch over to distill water and the white dust was gone. I finally switch over to RO water and everything is good.
The sensor is on the left side of the unit and it is true that if you the mist land or get anywhere near it, it could shut itself down because it think the room is humid enough; however, I have turned the spout to the right and away from the sensor, it runs all night and check the room humid more correctly.
There are 3 settings for the mist. The high warm setting, the water will be gone in ~4hrs. But low warm setting, the unit will last the night and a few more hours into the morning. With low cold setting, the water last a bit longer.
after nearly a month of owning this thing, I'm happy with the purchase." - 5/30/213
"I ordered the Luma Humidifier for my art studio. It's hard to paint when the air is so dry. The humidifier works beautifully...a long way from the old humidifiers that spit water all over the floor!" - 1/26/2013
Manage winter and summer dryness easily, and help soothe allergy and asthma symptoms with a humidifier. Keep humidity levels consistent year round with a hygrometer and help prevent the spread of influenza. There are lots of reasons to maintain healthy humidity levels, and the Luma Comfort line of humidifiers can certainly help! Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or need any additional information about Luma Comfort humidifiers or any of the other humidifier brands we carry!