Holmes Humidifier Reviews

Holmes Humidifier Reviews

Many products promise to humidify the air in your room or someone else’s room in your house. These are bold claims that need to be tested before you can accept them as truthful. Holmes manufactures a range of great humidifiers and humidifier filters, but how well do they work?

While all humidifiers and air purifiers have strengths and weaknesses, the humidifiers that attract your attention are those receiving mostly positive reviews as they offer optimum performance or are selling many units. In this article that is the group which will be scrutinized to know whether they are shrewd buys or a waste of money.

The main points of concern will be:

  • Effectiveness and longevity
  • Ease of use
  • Easy humidifier filter replacement

There are three types of humidifiers namely:

  • Warm mist humidifiers
  • Cool mist humidifiers
  • Ultrasonic humidifiers

As such this article will review the following models:

  • Holmes Cool Mist Comfort Humidifier with Digital Control Panel, HM1865-NU
  • Holmes Warm Mist Humidifier HWM6008-NUM
  • Holmes HM2610-TUM Ultrasonic Humidifier
  • Holmes Group Purified Cool Mist Humidifier with Shatterproof Tank, HM1300-NU

Holmes Cool Mist Comfort Humidifier with Digital Control Panel, HM1865-N

It is a cool mist humidifier, distinguishable by its digital control panel just as the name goes. It is meant for large rooms hence its large size.
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  • 1.5 gallons capacity
  • 3-speed settings
  • 16-hour programmable timer
  • Arm and Hammer Baking Soda and Antimicrobial Protection on filter to maintain a clean odor and healthy air quality
  • Humidistat—automatic mechanism to check humidity levels in the room and self-regulate

What you get

The manufacturer claims that this humidifier can operate for 48 hours before it needs refilling. This is true with the lowest setting. You also have some flexibility with the three speeds to choose from. This humidifier works to your satisfaction in a large room.

This is a very easy-to-operate humidifier and its digital display makes it convenient to operate. The humidistat is the standout feature though; it saves you the trouble of having to watch the humidifier every now and then when moisture conditions in the room change.


While its hygrometer tends to work fine, several instances of it switching on and off have been noted. This humidifier operates noisily in a high-performance mode and you’ll need to refill it before the 48 hours in the high-performance mode.


For its price range, it delivers good value. You can check out its price at Amazon.

Holmes Warm Mist Humidifier, HWM6008-NUM

This warm mist humidifier was designed for small rooms. As such it is small and comes in a sleek, compact design.
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  • 1.7-gallon capacity
  • 2-speed settings
  • Antimicrobial protection in the plastics to prevent stains and odors caused by bacteria

What you get

This warm mist humidifier will run well, a little quietly too. It stays for long hours, up to 48 hours depending on the intensity of use, before refilling. As long as you use it in a small room, you are unlikely to have a lot to complain about.


There are various shortcomings noted with this model – the first is the reset button. Some customers complain that sometimes it does not work. However, these complaints make up a small sample.


Going by its average rating of 3.9 on Amazon and 2.9 by customers on its website, it is safe to say that this product has not been a hit. Neither can you categorize it a flop as it receives more approval than disapproval. You can check out its price at Amazon.

Holmes HM2610-TUM Ultrasonic Humidifier

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This humidifier works well in medium-sized spaces. This simple yet well-designed humidifier has many attributes outlined below.


  • Filter free
  • 1.2-gallon capacity
  • Variable speed settings

What you get

If you have gone through the hassle of buying new filters for your humidifier now and then, you’ll find this a breath of fresh air—literally. You can set it to speeds that provide the maximum comfort.

With its tank full you can sleep well and refill it when you are awake. Another problem you might have faced is cleaning those nooks and crannies in humidifiers. You can easily take this humidifier apart, so cleaning will be a better experience.


While this humidifier operates smoothly, a few sporadic cases of excessive noise can occur. However, this problem will often present itself quite early when your warranty is still valid.


This humidifier has received largely positive reviews by other customers, rated 3.6 on Amazon. Hence you can consider it on its merits. It is a good buy. You can find it at Amazon.

Holmes Group Purified Cool Mist Humidifier with Shatterproof Tank, HM1300-NU

This is another compact humidifier for small rooms. As such expect all things small, from the reservoir, speeds and so on.

holmes group purified cool mist humidifier image


  • Two speed settings
  • 1-gallon tank capacity
  • Shatterproof tank
  • Requires a filter

What you get

Given its small size, the tank lasts up to 24 hours, although this is also dependent on the performance setting. It boasts of a shatterproof tank as well as filters treated with antimicrobial agents to ensure you remain healthy.

One area that this unit outperforms others is the quiet running, though you might attribute it to the small size, it is a pleasant surprise to many first time buyers.


You know what happens to filters, you need to replace them after a while, so there are future costs. The humidifier is not immune to the odd malfunction, hence the modest rating of 3.8 at Amazon.


This seems to be a very good piece of work, you can buy it at Amazon.


The above humidifiers are all tailored for specific room sizes and to get the best out of them, do not use a unit meant for a small room in a medium-sized room.

Holmes produces a lot of humidifiers so you would expect some to receive a poor reception while others are qualified successes. The overall picture shows humidifiers that work very well when they do, there are a few consistency issues across the board.

However, the price range that Holmes humidifiers cater to is quite low and, with that in mind, their humidifiers can be classed as reasonable value for money.