Springtime = crazy weather where I live. In the last month we’ve had rainstorms, dense fog, sunshine that edges towards 80F, cold winds, warm winds with a day or two of perfection thrown in. Needless to say, this wild weather can do a number on one’s eyes, ears and throat. Whether it’s been allergies, colds or just dry air, we’ve been longing for some relief. Humidifiers are not one of the items that I thought of as a necessity when I first had kids, but I’ve come to rely on them in times of sickness and arid conditions – whatever season they come. Some of the benefits of humidifiers include:
“¢ easing the symptoms of colds, coughs and allergies
“¢ reducing your susceptibility to infections
“¢ reducing or preventing dry, itchy skin
“¢ reducing static electricity
Unfortunately, as useful as they are, many humidifiers on the market are eye sores. Crane to the rescue! Crane makes a wide variety of humidifiers which are practical and perfect for any home, office, nursery or kids’ room. I tried out one of their teardrop shaped humidifiers, and though compact and easily portable, the humidifier can run for a minimum of 10 hours on one tank of water (there is a variable humidity output knob that you can adjust for more or less humidity). This humidifier is cool-mist which means there is no risk of infants or children getting burned (a potential risk with warm-mist humidifiers) and is also ultrasonic – the quietest kind of humidifiers on the market. The humidifier set up in less than 2 minutes and started putting out mist immediately – a welcomed change the the warm-mist humidifier I used that have that would only start putting out mist after the water had heated. It also has an automatic-off function if the water level gets too low to ensure that the unit will never overheat.
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Disclosure: Crane provided a sample for this review.