Thank you for the reply. So the one I have is actually ultrasonic
So I have two fans running in the room bc I had read that you want good air circulation for the plants to thrive. That probably doesn't help the humidifier bc it's probably dispersing that mist pretty quickly but what's the trade off? At this point, it doesn't seem like why humidifier will be able to increase the level but 30-40% so I'll have to put a diy type enclosure thing around it but would turning the fans off not be detrimental?
I've been using this one for over 5 years now and it works great. http://www.amazon.com/Vicks-V5100NS-Ultrasonic-Humidifier-capacity/dp/B000056HL5