Mine is the Vicks warm mist humidifier sold on Amazon (I think it's currently the #1 bestseller in humidifiers).
I love it. I've bought two (I needed them for two different places), have had them for three years and love them. Would highly recommend.
The auto shutoff function is great! I also run it while I'm at work, since it just turns itself off once it's out of water. I don't use the Vicks serum/liquid vaporizing feature, but I've heard people say that it's useful during cold season.
Whatever you choose, make sure to buy one with warm/hot steam, not cold mist. The cold mist humidifiers spritze the air above them with cool water. It definitely doesn't truly humidify anything. I've tried several of them with no luck. Also, they tend to over moisten the area right around the humidifier (since most of the "mist"/water spritz falls to the ground) and can subsequently cause mold.
Running a warm most humidifier has he added benefit of cutting down on heat costs -- depending on the setting, it can raise the temperature of your room up to 10F (low setting can prevent this). Also, they don't require filters or any added purchases.
Edit: link and auto shutoff comment
yep just talked about it in other comment. it will need to be something like this . something that when it's flipped on, as soon as you plug it into the wall (aka when the inkbird feeds it power) it would start running, and not just power on and go by their sensor/smarts
Agreed. I bought a humidifier for my bedroom during the winter a couple of years ago and couldn’t understand why my pothos suddenly had a winter growth spurt! (We also don’t keep the radiator on in the bedroom.) Now I try to give them all humidity but I think I have to get another one. I have this vicks one which needs cleaning so rarely I love it, but it’s currently out of stock. Highly recommended!
Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier, Medium to Large Rooms, 1 Gallon Tank –Vaporizerand Warm Mist Humidifier for Baby and Kids Rooms, Bedrooms and More https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001FWXKTA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_EHFVQSGP8QST2PEPEMD4
Yeah man I’d remove the dome after it breaks soil. I’m going to guess you need a warm misting humidifier. https://www.amazon.com/Vicks-Humidifier-Filter-Free-Moisturized-V745A/dp/B001FWXKTA/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=warm+mist+humidifier&qid=1609859161&sprefix=warm+mis&sr=8-3 Cool mist releases cool mist and warm releases warm. I use a cool mist one inside my tent.
I have this humidifier. It helps keep the dry air under control as I have sensitive skin as well and also for those who get sore throats from the dry heat of gas wall heaters. I like this one in particular because it's super easy to take apart to clean out any gunk or lime scale that might get in there because of our hard water, so it's lasted me 3 years so far.
Aww that sucks so much!! I've been having troubles sleeping to, what's helped me is using a humidifier that you can add an inhalant to. I'm not into essential oils but I do notice that I sleep a lot better when I add a few drops of lavender oil.
I grow my Bloody Marys on the windowsills, south west facing, they like a lot of light. I think they like the temperature change through the day and the area near the windows is more humid from the outside air leaking in.
In the winter I use a vaporizer near the neps ( like this, which ever one is one sale that week https://www.amazon.com/Vicks-Humidifier-Shut-Off-Gallon-V745A/dp/B001FWXKTA )
That doesn't look like a Bloody Mary.
I grow my ampullaria in almost the same conditions as Lady Luck and ventricosa. The ampullarias want less light. I had a lot of trouble getting mirabillis to adapt to the lower humidity, even here in Houston.
I run humidifiers under the plants in the winter, like this one, but which ever brand is on sale when I buy them.
I bought this one for a 3x4x7 tent and placed it outside of it by the little window and it worked wonders. I have a ridiculously strong fan so keeping humidity up was a hell of a challenge before the rainy season started.
Check this one out. I have this one (mine is the black plastic version of this) and it works great.
What is your room like? Really big open space with a lot of fresh air coming in or a smaller space with more air output than input?
The best way is to get a fogger. You can also get a 5 gal bucket with a bubbler and a box fan gently blowing air over it
Or something like this https://smile.amazon.com/Vicks-Warm-Mist-Humidifier-Shut-Off/dp/B001FWXKTA/ref=sr_1_2_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1479005951&sr=8-2&keywords=humidifier
You can play with how much fresh are you are bringing in too. If outside the RH is low and cold just decrease intake.
Remember though, your plants should be getting really good air flow
I think the one I got might be ultrasonic because I could see the mist wafting out of it haha, it was ~$30 on amazon IIRC...pretty sure it was this one.
Unless I come across a more affordable cool air humidifier I was planning on holding onto the one I ordered and using it in the garage if I upgrade to a garage grow :)
Any suggestions? This is what I had: http://smile.amazon.com/Vicks-Warm-Mist-Humidifier-Shut-Off/dp/B001FWXKTA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1420904188&sr=8-1&keywords=warm+mist+humidifier
I sent it back because it left a big pool of water under the reservoir so once you pick it up it spills everywhere. To me that seems like a design issue and I did not want to deal with that throughout the life of the humidifier.
These are just examples. Not really suggestions. I don't own either of these.
If you have a controller like the inkbird, get this style with the physical on/off. This one doesn't rotate tho. There's ones that do rotate with the same style switch.
If you want the built in humidistat, it's going to take readings at the unit, which could be a few Rh off from where you're plants are.. No big deal? Like this one.
Look for top fill if you want that convenience.
Vicks warm mist is the best one I've found. I hate the ultrasonic "cool mist" ones that are popular right now because they are more drying (I tried a few and took them back). The old fashioned steamy Vicks one really raises the moisture level of cold winter air and helps my sinuses! I find I don't need it in summer when it's naturally humid where I live, but I can't be without it in winter.
This is the one I’m currently using https://www.amazon.com/Vicks-Humidifier-Filter-Free-Moisturized-V745A/dp/B001FWXKTA
I have this one, which I love, but needs some upkeep to keep the element clean from build up. Idk if other humidifiers are similar, but it can be annoying.
I have this and it's worked fine for 8 years. Audible but I consider it pretty quiet.
I have used this for a few years https://www.amazon.com/Vicks-Warm-Mist-Humidifier-Shut-Off/dp/B001FWXKTA (obviously with no vicks in it) you have to clean it every week or so but my birds had no issue with it.
I've been growing all my orchids indoors in semi-hydro for about a year. ( you can see many photos of the plants here if you are interested http://herselfshouseplants.com/ )
I couldn't find clear plastic either, and most of the orchids need heavy pots to keep them from tipping.
I use clear glass, no holes. ( shallow dishes for phals, deep ones for dendrobiums )
I fill the water to just below the lowest roots, or about a half inch deep if the roots are at the bottom. I let the water dry out till it's damp at the bottom but no water sitting before filling back up to where ever I set the water line for the plant. The deeper the container the higher the water line.
It's been great, I have not lost a single plant and all of them are thriving.
I use a humidifier in the winter, one per ~1000/sqft ( any one like this will work, http://www.amazon.com/Vicks-Warm-Mist-Humidifier-Shut-Off/dp/B001FWXKTA/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1455206120&sr=8-5&keywords=humidifier )
I don't have them on timers, most have 2-3 levels and I adjust the level to keep the humidity reasonable 40%-60%
I've used this one http://www.amazon.com/Vicks-Warm-Mist-Humidifier-Shut-Off/dp/B001FWXKTA/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1453472997&sr=8-3&keywords=vaporizer
and this one http://www.amazon.com/Honeywell-HWM705B-Filter-Moisture-Humidifier/dp/B00JP6HQBG/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&qid=1453472997&sr=8-14&keywords=vaporizer
Any of that type will work, I just grab what ever is cheapest when I'm buying them. Pretty sure they all come out of the same factory somewhere. ;p
This is what I have at home. It is considerably cheaper at Target.
It's not going to have enough airflow if you place it under the covers.
Your better solution may be to elevate it and get a warm air room humidifier and place it on the same table as your CPAP. I also agree you should get it off the floor: air intakes on the floor are just horrible for sucking stuff up. Even getting it 6" off the floor makes a huge difference (ask anyone who works on computers)
If it's still too cold, maybe a heating pad placed behind the machine (not under) below the air intake would help warm it up. Probably go with an under-tank reptile one, as they are designed for continuous use unlike a medical one. You'd probably want to put styrofoam underneath it and some tiles or something on top for thermal mass, and maybe place an aluminum heatsink on top to help warm the air.
I know what you mean. I keep mine pretty close to the front of my bed so that helps. This is the one I have: http://www.amazon.com/Vicks-Warm-Mist-Humidifier-Shut-Off/dp/B001FWXKTA
No film or buildup - nothing bad to speak of to be honest. I bought this one from amazon (but only paid $35): http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001FWXKTA/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001FWXKTA&linkCode=as2&tag=thdewi-20&linkId=DVT2UGYHWVAKA6WO but I returned it because it was a pain to refill it every day and also the top snapped apart and I couldn't get it to go back together.
I bought my replacement at Costco for $70 but here it is on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ENWEJK8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00ENWEJK8&linkCode=as2&tag=thdewi-20&linkId=MG2R4LCCP7DQHA7U
I like this one much better. But I realize they're both a bit out of your price range.
I vastly prefer warm mist to cool. I find that cool mist humidifiers can actually cause me to get sick since they make a room cold and damp as opposed to humid like a warm mist humidifier. My skin feels softer when I use the warm mist.
I've used this one since high school, and it is amazing.