Are you looking for a way to keep the air in your home clean and keep just the right amount of moisture in the air? A standard humidifier doesn’t do the job. You can end up with too much moisture in the air (and on your furniture) and a lot of hassle to keep the thing clean. We just discovered the Venta Airwasher, a humidifier and air filter in one and it is AMAZING. After hearing about all the amazing benefits of a Venta Airwasher, I was so excited when they sent me one to test out with my family.
People keep telling us we should be using a humidifier. The problem is, most humidifiers just don’t work.
Before we moved, I had a closet full of humidifiers. There were at least 5 of them. I decluttered them all before we moved because they either needed filters, something had stopped working, or they leaked water everywhere.
After trying many, MANY humidifiers, I still had yet to find one I liked. So I gave up and dumped them all.
I was discouraged to find out that most humidifiers actually harm your air quality more than they help it by putting mold spores and other harmful things back into the air. As a mom of a child with asthma, I didn’t want that.
Then I discovered the Venta Airwasher.
The Venta Airwasher is not your average humidifier. It puts the perfect amount of moisture in the air, without leaving the carpet and furniture wet. There are no filters to clean or change and it is not just a humidifier. The Venta Airwasher is a fantastically designed air filter that uses water to clean the air in your home.
With so many allergy and asthma issues in our home, we do everything we can to help the air quality. I cut out chemical-based cleaners years ago and we are careful to dust often in order to keep irritants to a minimum.
Living in the desert though, not only is the air dry but there is dust everywhere. We have fantastic weather so we often have our windows and doors open but with that comes more dust.
The Venta Airwasher has completely fixed both our dryness problems and dust issues. Check out how it works by watching the video below:
The Venta Airwasher is so quiet, that we actually didn’t think it was doing anything for the first few days we were using it. On the lowest setting, I almost can’t hear it unless I get right next to the unit.
It was definitely doing something though. My a/c unit in my home tracks our humidity levels. Before turning the Venta on, our humidity levels were at 20%, which is terrible. That explains why my hands were always cracking. After a few days of use, we checked the levels again — 40%! That was an amazing change and it was done without causing a soggy spot in my carpet or feeling like we were living in a sauna.
I still wasn’t quite sure it was doing anything the filter the air. I mean, it just seemed like such a simple design and it was so quiet. Surely it should be making an obnoxious noise if it was really cleaning the air, right? Then I went to change the water. You guys, the “stuff” that came out of that water will haunt my dreams. That stuff was in my air!
Venta says it removes all of these things from the air:
- Airborne bacteria
- Pet hair & dander
- Dust mites
- Dust & allergens
I LOVE that I don’t have to worry about those things being in my air anymore. I’m so excited to see how allergy season goes for us now that we have clean air inside our homw.
Now we happily let the Venta Airwasher run in the background all day long. I only have to put fresh water in every few days and there are no complicated parts to clean.
How to Use your Venta Airwasher
The Venta Airwasher is so easy to use. The German engineering really shines through when you realize how well designed this unit is. The top piece lifts off easily to reveal rotating disks. There are no filters (which means no more cleaning, changing, or trying to find the right size!). The water does all the filtering without the need for extra filters.
With 6 kids in my house, I love that the disks stop spinning automatically so no tiny fingers are at risk of getting hurt.
To add water, I just use a large pitcher and pour water into the unit.
Do you love essential oils? You can add them directly into the water (although Venta only approves of using their line of essential oils). This machine really does it all!
When you replace the top, there is a power button and a fan speed button.
One level one, I honestly can’t even hear the unit. If I don’t want to hear it going at all, I’ll turn it on level one.
We have our Venta Airwasher in a fairly large area and, living in Southern Utah, we tend to get a lot of dust so I turn it up to a 2 or a 3 most of the time. It is still very quiet. I’d compare it to about the noise level of a ceiling fan on level 3, so still very quiet.
The Venta Airwasher comes in three sizes, designed to cover 200, 400, and 800 square feet. The smaller 200 square foot size unit is perfect for bedrooms or nurseries. Ultimately, I want one in ever bedroom in my house, plus the larger unit in our main living areas. It makes such a difference in the quality of the air in our home and the quality of life for my family. Check out the Venta Airwasher and buy one for your family here.