Best Floor Standing Humidifiers in 2023

This is our buying guide on the best floor standing humidifiers in 2023. Below is a quick summary of our top recommendations. Scroll further down to read our in depth, hands on reviews, for each humidifier.

BEST BUDGET

Levoit LV600HH

  • Really fast
  • Large coverage
  • Big mist volume
  • Ample water tank capacity
  • Long runtimes
  • Remote control
  • Essential oil diffuser
  • Quiet
  • Large mist volume
  • Auto on/off
  • Auto shutoff when the tank is empty
Best Overall

Lacidoll 16-liter

  • Top fill
  • Tap water friendly
  • Super-accurate humidistat
  • Wide water tank opening for easy cleaning
  • 360-degree mist tube
  • No filters to replace
  • Clear display
  • Lowest noise levels
  • Auto shutoff
  • Large water reservoir
PREMIUM CHOICE

Everlasting Comfort Ultrasonic Cool Mist

  • 6-liter (1.6-gallon) tank
  • 500+ sq feet coverage
  • 50 hours runtime
  • Essential oil tray
  • 500ml/h mist production
  • Easy to clean
  • No filters
  • Auto Shutoff
  • Easy to set up
  • Sleek design

Join me today as we dive into the realm of the best floor-standing humidifiers.

Generally, floor-standing humidifiers come with a generous capacity, capable of serving areas of 1000 square feet or more. However, they come with their own unique set of challenges.

One of the primary concerns is the risk of damage from spills, especially if you have a wood or carpeted floor. Plus, they can be quite a hassle to move around if they aren’t equipped with wheels.

You’ll need to strategize about where to place the unit, somewhere safe from the rambunctious play of kids and pets. Besides, it’s crucial that the humidifier’s capacity matches the size of the room you plan to use it in.

Most floor-standing humidifiers are designed with feet or wheels that slightly elevate them from the floor. But some models are meant to be placed directly on the floor, and in such cases, a few extra precautions wouldn’t hurt.

Stick around, because we’re about to reveal the cream of the crop among the floor standing humidifiers we’ve tested. We’ve also got a few pearls of wisdom to share, drawn from our hands-on experience with these units.


Lacidoll 16-liter humidifier

BEST OVERALL

Let’s take a look at this beast from Lacidoll, a unit custom-made for large rooms. With its hefty 16-liter capacity and almost infinite runtime, this humidifier is versatile enough to tackle spaces more than 1000 square feet in size.

Its design is a work of art – sleek and sophisticated with every essential feature you could ask for. The surfaces are so smooth that it’s a breeze to clean. Just a simple wipe-down is enough. One thing that stands out about this humidifier is its unique sound dampening technology, making it almost silent during operation. Imagine, a humidifier perfectly at home in a bedroom!

Talking about the water tank, it’s huge! With a capacity of 16 liters (that’s 4.2 gallons), you can use tap water to fill it up. The smooth, rounded surfaces inside the tank make cleaning a breeze. We recommend a thorough cleaning every two weeks using a standard vinegar/water solution. In our tests, it took us less than ten minutes to rinse and wipe down the unit.

We anticipated a lengthy runtime given its mammoth water reservoir, and boy, we were not disappointed! Depending on your settings and room size, the Lacidoll humidifier can run for up to 48 hours between refills.

Even though the manufacturer claims it covers up to 1,000 square feet, in our experience, it performs just as well in larger spaces without compromising on its humidifying performance. We even tested it in a 224-square-foot master bedroom (which is an average size according to the United States Master Builders Association), and it worked like a charm, despite being built for areas four times that size.

The mist volume was impressive too. With a unit of this size, we were expecting great things, and we were met with consistent readings of 1,000 ml/h mist production throughout our tests.

Noise is often a concern, but Lacidoll employs water dripping technology to make this the quietest humidifier we’ve tested so far. It’s remarkable that a unit this powerful emits just under 30dB in large rooms.

The Lacidoll humidifier offers 4 speed settings – low, medium, high, and turbo, allowing it to adapt to the size of the room. With a top-fill design, refilling is a spill-free affair. You won’t have to lug heavy water tanks to the sink – just refill it where it stands with a jug.

Its built-in humidistat is incredibly accurate, auto-detecting room humidity and maintaining stable moisture levels according to your presets. Plus, the filters don’t need replacing, making this a cost-effective choice. The large display panel is clear and features a sleep mode that dims the display at night. For safety, it automatically shuts down when the water reservoir runs dry.

So, who’s this for? If you have large living spaces or bedrooms, this unit is ideal. But don’t underestimate its versatility – it works just as well in smaller rooms.

Pros
  • Top fill
  • Tap water friendly
  • Super-accurate humidistat
  • Wide water tank opening for easy cleaning
  • 360-degree mist tube
  • No filters to replace
  • Clear display
  • Lowest noise levels
  • Auto shutoff
  • Large water reservoir
Cons
  • No wheels

Levoit LV600HH

BEST BUDGET

Let me introduce you to the Levoit LV600HH. With its generous water capacity for long runtimes and a robust 280W motor that can generate enough mist to cover over 700 square feet, it’s truly a powerhouse. The option for warm or cold mist and its easy-clean design makes it an ideal choice for anyone on the lookout for a floor standing humidifier.

One of the things I truly love about the Levoit LV600 is the design. Anyone who’s ever owned a humidifier knows how tricky they can be to clean, but it seems like Levoit has finally taken the hint. The water reservoir, with its smooth surfaces and lack of sharp corners, makes cleaning a breeze. Even mold and fungi don’t stand a chance. Cleaning was as simple as wiping it down with a moist cloth.

I must mention the wide opening of the water tank. Now, I’ve got hands like bear claws, but even I could slip my hand right in with ease. Plus, the control panel is large, clear, and intuitive, making it a delight to use, even for those with poor eyesight.

The water reservoir of this Levoit unit can hold up to 6 liters (1.59 Gallons). It’s easy to take out and refill, with minimal spillage if you’re careful. But I’ve got to warn you – don’t try to move the unit without emptying the reservoir. I learned this lesson the hard way, not once but twice.

Impressively, the 6-liter water reservoir allows this humidifier to run for a staggering 60 hours! For the first few days of our three-week test, I kept thinking someone was refilling the tank. It wasn’t until day four when the unit finally ran dry that I realized it had been operating on its first fill all along!

While the manufacturer recommends this unit for areas up to 753 square feet, we pushed it to the limit by testing it in an area nearly twice the size. And guess what? The Levoit performed beautifully in spaces just over 1000 square feet, making it an ideal choice for homes with large living spaces or bedrooms.

We were thrilled by its moisture production. With its excellent runtime and coverage, the Levoit consistently produced just over 500 ml/h, a remarkable achievement for a unit of this size.

Now, it’s not as quiet as the Lacidoll, but it wasn’t ever disturbing during our testing phase, even when used in the bedroom.

The Levoit humidifier offers a wealth of special features. You can set your preferred humidity levels and let it run on auto mode, making it a true “plug & play” unit. With its built-in sensor, it maintains the preset humidity levels throughout its runtime.

Another plus? The LV600HH also doubles as an essential oil diffuser. Just add a few drops of your favorite essential oils, and enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy at no extra cost! And the remote control? A handy extra that lets you control all the main functions with ease.

So, who’s this for? If you’re someone who’s looking for the features of a large humidifier but with a budget-friendly price tag, this Levoit humidifier is for you. Considering the impressive list of features, it outperforms its price tag by a mile.

Pros
  • Really fast
  • Large coverage
  • Big mist volume
  • Ample water tank capacity
  • Long runtimes
  • Remote control
  • Essential oil diffuser
  • Quiet
  • Large mist volume
  • Auto on/off
  • Auto shutoff when the tank is empty
Cons
  • Can spill when refilling or moving

Everlasting Comfort Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier

BEST PREMIUM

Let me introduce you to the Everlasting Comfort Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier. It’s a powerhouse capable of functioning in large spaces with a filter-less design, easy cleaning, and an impressive water tank capacity. All these features are packed into one of the most stylish humidifier designs I’ve come across in quite some time. And did I mention? It also doubles as a diffuser for your favorite aromatherapy oils.

This ultrasonic humidifier operates without any filters, making it more cost-effective in the long run. The water tank and housing are pretty simple to clean, and operating the unit is intuitive and straightforward.

Interestingly, it’s specified for a 500 square feet area, which seems a bit of a downgrade considering most humidifiers with similar capacities can handle spaces of 750 square feet and above. But keep reading and you’ll see how our testing revealed its true capabilities.

Equipped with a 6-liter (1.59-gallon) water tank, this unit ensures long, worry-free runtimes. Although the reservoir’s opening isn’t as wide as some other units we’ve tested, my hand, which has now become the standard for our test team, still managed to fit comfortably enough.

The fifty-hour runtime of this unit is simply impressive. With its 6-liter capacity, you can enjoy two full days and nights of humidification without having to worry about refills.

At first, we were a bit skeptical about the manufacturer’s declared humidifying capacity of 500 square feet. But when we tested it in an area twice the size, the Everlasting Comfort Cool Mist pulled through, raising the moisture levels to an ideal 43% in a 1000 square feet area. It might have taken a bit longer, but it managed to sustain these levels for the entire runtime.

The mist volume produced by this humidifier stands on par with its larger, more powerful counterparts. With a mist output of 500 ml/h, it easily covers areas much larger than the conservative claim of 500 square feet by the manufacturer.

In terms of noise, the Everlasting Cool Mist is pretty quiet and unobtrusive. During our testing, one of our team members commented that it’s like the silent kid at the back of the class – hardly noticeable but doing its work diligently. Running at around 36dB, it’s indeed one quiet operator.

The Everlasting Cool Mist Humidifier is packed with special features. It can humidify spaces of 500 square feet and up for around 50 hours between refills. It features an essential oil tray that lets you turn your home into an aromatic haven. And to top it all, it comes with a two-year, no-questions-asked replacement policy.

So, who is this humidifier for? If you’re looking for a high-end, subtle humidifier that’s easy to operate, packed with features, and offers generous runtimes, this Everlasting Comfort Humidifier is your perfect match.

Pros
  • 6-liter (1.6-gallon) tank
  • 500+ sq feet coverage
  • 50 hours runtime
  • Essential oil tray
  • 500ml/h mist production
  • Easy to clean
  • No filters
  • Auto Shutoff
  • Easy to set up
  • Sleek design
Cons
  • The hydrometer is sometimes inaccurate

AUTHOR

Shawn Willis is all about humidifiers. After working for some of the biggest names in the industry, he started HumidifierGuys with Scott Dawson. Now, the dynamic duo helps others figure out what they need in their next humidifier.

Shawn is an avid sports fan, motorcycle enthusiast, and has two dogs named Whiskey and Boba.