LEVOIT Classic 100 Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier Review

Using a humidifier, especially in the winter when the heating is on can help you breathe better, sleep better, relieve congestion, allergies, asthma, and also alleviate your itchy or dry skin.

It will also keep your wood furniture and floors safe from drying out and cracking, and can also help reduce your bills for heating.

With a humidifier like the Levoit Classic 100 Ultrasonic Mist Humidifier, you can rest assured that you, and your entire family, pets included will feel much better when the air inside your home is too dry.

Overview

Levoit is one of the most respected and highly recognized names in the world of air humidifiers and purifiers.

The Classic 100 Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier is among the best quality and the best priced of the company’s entire product line.

This affordable cool mist humidifier is amazingly quiet, perfectly safe to use even in a nursery, and will ensure that the air is humidified and easy to breathe without your carpets or furniture getting all damp and wet.

This cleverly designed device turns the water into a fine mist which will humidify the air in rooms and areas up to 290 square feet.

Thanks to its low noise, as well as its nightlight function, it is a superb choice if you are looking for a humidifier for your bedroom, the baby’s nursery, or your child’s room.

It is compact in size but can run continuously for up to 40 hours.

You can also easily adjust the level of mist released, as well as the direction it is released in for ultimate comfort.

It is designed to be completely safe even in a child’s room and will turn off automatically when it runs out of water, or when the water tank is lifted up.

Levoit sells this fantastic cool mist humidifier with a 2-year warranty.

Overall, for this price, the Levoit Classic 100 is one of the best humidifiers you can find on the market right now.

Design

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This humidifier is designed to provide efficient air moisturizing while taking up as little space as possible.

With a size of just 8.5 x 6.7 x 10.2 inches, and a small footprint, you can place it on your nightstand or a small shelf.

It also doubles as a night light and can emit a soothing blue light, making it perfect for any bedroom or nursery.

But if you are a light sleeper, you can turn off all light indicators, so you can sleep soundly without being disturbed.

Even better, this high-quality humidifier by Levoit is one of the quietest ones we have tested.

It works at a noise level of under 30 dB, which is actually quieter than the noise in an average library.

This will allow even the lightest sleepers to sleep all night tightly while the humidifier continues doing its job.

The device can fit 2.4L (0.63 gallons) of water, which at its lowest setting, will be sufficient for humidifying a room for up to 40 hours.

Even if it runs out of water when you are not there, you don’t have to worry, because the unit will turn itself off automatically and wait for a refill.

It is suitable for all rooms and areas of up to 290 square feet, and will not get your furniture, bedding or carpeting damp or soaking wet, like some other humidifiers, tend to do.

You can set this device to one of the three available mist settings. You can also adjust the angle and direction of the released mist up to 306 degrees.

The mist humidifier by Levoit is very easy to fill, clean, and set thanks to its user-friendly design.

Actually, this mist humidifier is not only one of the best-priced ones on the market, but it is also one of the most efficient and well-made ones too.

Features

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The Levoit Classic 100 humidifier has the following key features:

  • Thanks to its silencer and air inlet filter, it’s noise level is less than 30dB so it is quieter than any library
  • The unit can be used as a nightlight and emits a relaxing blue light
  • You can turn off all light indicators if you do not want to be disturbed while sleeping
  • The unit has a water tank capacity of 0.63 gallons (2.4 liters)
  • It can work continuously for up to 40 hours before it needs refilling
  • It will successfully humidify the air in rooms of up to 290 square feet
  • There are 3 mist levels to choose from
  • You can adjust the direction of the mist to 360 degrees
  • The unit shuts off automatically when the water level is low, or when the water tank is lifted
  • It uses ultrasonic technology to turn the water into cool mist
  • The humidifier will not make your carpeting, clothes, bedding, and furniture wet
  • It is BPA-free and safe even for nurseries
  • The appliance is designed to be easy to take apart and wash
  • It has a wide opening for easy refilling
  • It is straightforward to use and set
  • The size of the humidifier is 8.5 x 6.7 x 10.2 inches
  • It is sold with a 2 year warranty and lifetime customer support

Buyers guide

If you are new to humidifiers or are simply not sure which one is the most suitable for your needs, here are some of the main features to take into consideration when buying one:

Your reason for buying a humidifier

When shopping for the best humidifier, you should keep in mind why you are buying it. Is it for allergy or asthma relief? Do you need it for better sleeping or snoring? Is your skin itchy and dry? Do your beautiful wood floors, and furniture dry up and crack? Are you looking for ways to reduce your heat bills? Do you have a newborn at home?

Depending on your reasons, you should choose a humidifier that is best for you.

The types of humidifiers

Ultrasonic cold or warm mist

This type turns the water into a mist that humidifies the air while keeping the floor and other surfaces dry. There are warm and cool mist humidifiers, and this one by Levoit is among the best ones which create and disperse soothing and humidifying cool mist throughout the room, in any direction of your choice.

It is suitable for use both in the dry summer and in the winter when the heating is on. This is one of the quietest humidifier types too.

Evaporative cool mist

These are more suitable for cooling the air during the hot and dry seasons. Evaporative cool mist humidifiers draw in the ambient air, and then blow it back into the room through a wet wick in water. During the process, any heat is removed from the air, so the humidity produced is cooler.

Air washers

These are combined devices that purify the air and add humidity to it. They produce a cool mist. This type is usually larger, more durable, and is suitable for larger rooms and areas. They do require more maintenance than the other types.

Steam vaporizers

These humidifiers use a heating element to heat the water before being dispersed into the air. The main benefit of this type of humidifier is that the airborne bacteria and other harmful microorganisms are destroyed once they pass through the heated water.

The size of the humidifier

In order to get the maximum out of a humidifier, you need to make sure that it can humidify the room or the area you need it for.

Make sure you measure the area and choose one which has such capacity or a slightly larger one.

This humidifier by Levoit is suitable for rooms of up to 290 square feet.

The humidity level you want to achieve

Pick a humidifier that is powerful enough to achieve the desired humidity level in your room. You can regulate the humidity level by leaving a door open if it becomes too high.

It is not recommended to reach a humidity level of 50% and more, because this creates the perfect conditions for dust mite and mold growth.

The Levoit Ultrasonic cool mist humidifier has 3 mist levels to choose from so you can adjust the humidity level easily.

The noise level

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You should check out the noise level of the humidifier to ensure that you won’t be bothered by it when it is on. This is especially important if you are planning on using it in your bedroom, in a nursery, or your office.

The Levoit Classic 100 features a patented silencer and special filter, which minimizes the noise to less than 50 dB, making it suitable for even the lightest sleepers and for newborns.

The ease of use and maintenance

Humidifiers need to be cleaned periodically for hygiene purposes. Make sure you pick a device that is easy to clean and maintain.

Also, check if there are filters or descaling features which you will need to check, clean, and replace over time.

The Levoit Classic 100 is extremely easy to wash up and maintain and is also very simple to set and use.