In some places, like jungles and Florida, it will get uncomfortably hot and humid at the same time. This makes many people sluggish and sweaty. In other desert climes such as Death Valley or Los Angeles, the air will become so hot and dry as to evaporate precious bodily fluids, leading to unfortunate flaking and pulmonary concerns. It is for people with such dilemmas, or nostalgia for the tropics, that humidifiers were created. When indoor humidity is low, dry skin and mucous membranes or respiratory problems can result. Low humidity can make the air feel colder than it really is, and may dry out wood in the dwelling while increasing static electricity.
Guardian Technologies manufactures environmental home care products such as air purifiers, air sanitizers and humidifiers. Their PureGuardian Elite is an ultrasonic, 90-hour humidifier that dispenses cool or warm mist. This run time of 90 hours is based on the low and cool settings, as well as atmospheric conditions. The PureGuardian Elite uses a metal diaphragm vibrating at an ultrasonic frequency to create water droplets which are then dispersed throughout the room, and is virtually silent when operating, thereby making it ideal for bedtime. A Smart mist sensor monitors the humidity level in the room and adjusts to the user's pre-selected level.
The PureGuardian Elite is equipped with a digital display, a night-light, a timer and 3-speed mist control, as well as a low-water indicator for when it's time to refill the 1.32-gallon tank, a size best suited for medium sized rooms. It also comes with an extension wand which increases mist distribution. It is fairly low maintenance, lacking wicks or evaporator pads, but it is recommended to clean it with a soft, damp cloth once every 1 or 2 weeks depending on usage. Regular tap water can be used; however, if it contains a high mineral content, it might produce more build-up in the tank. Something called Silver Clean Protection purportedly prevents mold and mildew growth on the water tank. Users report high satisfaction minus the extremely bright light on the display.
I have tried multiple Pure Guardian and this is one of the best ones. It has more functions in terms of options and it lasts for good 12 hours.
This is very quiet and puts out a lot of moisture, not like a more expensive model I bought that makes all kinds of noise.
It is keeping a comfortable level of moisture in the air almost eliminating the static electricity and making a difference with my dry skin.
One fill lasts a very long time. I've tried many humidifiers and this one works the best. Well worth the price.
I can't live without it! Easy to clean, quiet, soft mist. Great product.
The automatic and night light features are great. The design is very nice and compact. It provides good amount of humidity even with the lowest setting.