Great Innovations was founded by innovator and entrepreneur, Joe McDonnell. Based in Florida, the company aims to improve the overall quality of life by producing high-quality and innovative humidifiers, air purifiers, aromatherapy diffusers, fans, and even bags and totes.

The Air Innovations brand of humidifiers is undoubtedly one of the most underrated brands in the market despite their industry-leading technology and performance. Most of their humidifiers cater to medium to large rooms and are packed with features that make the entire experience even more convenient.

With their signature Permanent Ceramic Filter, Air Innovations humidifiers provide clean, fresh mist that’s safe for the entire family. If you’re interested in getting an Air Innovations humidifier, check out our top 3 humidifier picks and find out which of them would best suit your needs.

  • Cool mist, ultrasonic humidifier
  • Covers up to 400 sq. ft.
  • 1.37-gallon tank capacity
  • Programmable built-in humidistat
  • 4 mist settings
  • 1-year warranty

  • Cool mist, ultrasonic humidifier
  • Covers up to 600 sq. ft.
  • 1.7-gallon tank capacity
  • 5 mist settings
  • 15” extension nozzle & remote control
  • 1-year warranty

  • Cool mist, ultrasonic humidifier
  • Covers up to 400 sq. ft.
  • 1.1-gallon tank capacity
  • Permanent ceramic filter
  • Variable mist output
  • 1-year warranty

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1. Air Innovations MH-505

The MH-505 from Air Innovations is a perfect example of an affordable humidifier that has all the right features for just the right price. Undoubtedly one of the most feature-packed humidifiers of its calibre, the MH-505 boasts a programmable humidistat, 4 mist settings to choose from, a 24-hour programmable timer, and a permanent ceramic filter that removes impurities in the water.

As with most humidifiers that have a lot of settings and buttons to press, some might find the MH-505 a little difficult to operate. In addition to this problem, all your preferred settings go back to default each time you turn on the device, further adding to its inconvenience. You also have to deal with difficult to reach nooks and crannies in the device when cleaning.

For all the features and power that the MH-505 brings to the table, though, these few flaws seem minor. With its large 1.37-gallon tank, the MH-505 is able to run for a whopping 70 hours on each refill.

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Available in 2 colors
  • Medium room coverage
  • Large tank capacity
  • Long runtime
  • 24-hour timer
  • Programmable built-in humidistat
  • Antimicrobial tank and base
  • Permanent ceramic filter traps impurities in water

Cons

  • Short warranty
  • Difficult to fill and clean
  • Slightly difficult to use
  • Goes back to default settings when turned on

The pricier MH-701B is rated to cover large rooms up to 600 sq. ft. in size and uses a large 1.7-gallon tank that allows it to run for an incredible 96 hours on each filling.

Unfortunately, with power comes a hefty price tag. While not the most expensive humidifier on the market, the MH-701B is still notably expensive. The MH-701B also has its fair share of complaints pertaining to its durability, with an alarming number of users claiming that their unit “suddenly stopped working”. It doesn’t help that Air Innovations humidifiers are only backed by a 1-year warranty.

In its defense, the MH-701B has several redeeming qualities. First of all, it’s one of the few humidifiers out there with a remote control for added convenience. In addition, the MH-701B boasts premium features such as a programmable built-in humidistat, 24-hour timer, and a 15” extended nozzle that allows you to use it on the floor rather than on a table. To top it all off, it comes in a variety of colors to better match your decor.

Pros

  • Large room coverage
  • Large tank capacity
  • Remote control
  • Long runtime
  • Antimicrobial tank and base
  • 24-hour timer
  • 15” extended nozzle allows versatility
  • Programmable built-in humidistat
  • Permanent ceramic filter traps impurities in water
  • Available in several colors

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Short warranty
  • Durability issues
  • Goes back to default settings when turned on
  • Difficult to fill
  • Slightly difficult to use

The MH-408 from Air Innovations is easier on the wallet and just as reliable as the other models. It’s rated to cover rooms up to 400 sq. ft. in size and, with its large 1.1-gallon tank, it can run for up to 70 hours on each filling. Its “no frills” system features a dial knob to control mist output and an automatic shut off feature.

You do miss out on some nice features, though, compared to the other two models. The MH-408 lacks a programmable humidistat and timer which are present in both the MH-505 and MH-701B. In addition, the MH-408 has also been said to have durability issues and is supported with only a 1-year warranty.

Despite its shortcomings, the MH-408 is a good choice for people on a budget as its combination of lower price and included features make it a value. It has a generous tank size, decent room coverage, long runtime, a permanent ceramic filter, and is made from antimicrobial plastic.

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Medium room coverage
  • Large tank capacity
  • Long runtime
  • Permanent ceramic filter traps impurities in water
  • Antimicrobial tank and base
  • Simple controls that are easy to use

Cons

  • Short warranty
  • No humidistat
  • No timer
  • Durability issues

FAQ

What is a ceramic filter and what does it do?

Ceramic filters have long been used as an inexpensive and effective way to remove impurities from water such as debris, dirt, and even bacteria. The filter’s small pore size, makes easy work of trapping impurities and thus ensures that the water is clean.

Air Innovations uses permanent ceramic filters in their humidifiers to guarantee that the mist released is free from impurities in water. It is important to note, however, that the ceramic filter will not be able to prevent white dust. If you’re planning on using hard water in your humidifier, it would be best to use a demineralization filter from Air Innovations.

How do I clean my ceramic filter?

To clean the ceramic filter, simply wash it under running water. Never use soap or detergent, though, as these can damage the filter and lessen its efficacy.

What does a humidifier humidistat do?

Some high-end humidifiers have a built-in humidistat that monitors and controls humidity levels in the vicinity. Often, the humidity level is displayed on the humidifier’s control panel. You can program the humidistat to your prefered humidity level and this will prompt the humidifier to adjust its mist output accordingly. This is a very useful and convenient feature that allows you to sit back and let your humidifier do the work by itself.

The Air Innovation humidifiers that we have reviewed that come with a humidistat include the MH-701B and MH-505. If you’re interested in other brands, you can choose between the Levoit LV600HH and Boneco U7147.

Why isn’t my humidifier letting out any mist?

There could be a number of causes for this so it would be best to troubleshoot before making a complaint call to Air Innovations’ customer service. Possible causes for low or no mist output (along with some quick-fix solutions) are as follows:

  • Empty water tank: Fill the tank with water and wait for 10-15 minutes before turning on the unit.
  • Unit is not on a level surface: Place the unit on a level tabletop or the floor.
  • Defective blower: Ensure that the water is sufficient to immerse the water sensor.
  • Low water temperature: Set output to “high” and wait for 10-15 minutes
  • White dust on water sensor and ultrasonic nebulizer: Clean the unit thoroughly with a soft cloth and a small amount of diluted white vinegar as per instructions.

The humidity reading on my humidifier isn’t changing. What can I do?

If the humidity reading on your Air Innovations humidifier isn’t changing, try troubleshooting with the following steps:

  • Close all windows and doors to ensure that mist isn’t escaping to other areas of your home.
  • If you placed your unit directly on top of a rug or a towel, it’s possible that the sensor is blocked. The sensor is located at the bottom of the unit and, if blocked, it will not be able to get an accurate reading of the humidity level in the room. Always put your unit on a level, unobstructed surface.
  • Make sure you’re using the right setting (i.e. low, medium, high, etc.) appropriate for the size of your room. If you’re using the unit in a large room and it is set to low, then chances are, you won’t be seeing much of an increase in humidity.
  • Make sure the unit is placed away from any air currents like fans, vents, windows, and doors.

Final Thoughts

Although it is admittedly not the most popular brand of humidifier on the market, Air Innovations is a brand that can provide high quality and high performance humidifiers at an affordable price.

Out of all the Air Innovations humidifiers, our pick would definitely have to be the MH-505. While it may not be as powerful or as flashy as the MH-701B, its features and performance are more than sufficient to meet the needs of most people who suffer from dry air symptoms. In addition, its modest price tag sets it apart from the rest of its peers. Definitely give this one a look if you’re in the market for an excellent mid-priced humidifier.