Let me breathe!

One of the main reasons why I can’t wait for Spring to officially be here is because this year I’ve had the worst time trying to sleep on bitterly cold nights. You know those nights when the heat is cranked WAY UP because it is insanely cold outside. This of course makes the air in my home really, really dry. I found myself waking up countless mornings with a sore nose. It hurt to breathe some mornings because everything was just so dried out (sorry if that was TMI).

When I finally had enough with the lack of good sleeping, I dug around in my closet to see if I could find my old humidifier that I had, had for years. This thing was old. When I finally found it, it definitely looked like it had seen better days. When I went to clean it what I found was just really, really gross. The filter was so disgusting that there was no way I would be able to use this humidifier again. So I was faced with two options, I could either try and find a new filter that would fit this old humidifier or I would need to find another humidifier to replace it.

This is where Germ Guardian H1500 Ultrasonic 55Hour Humidifier comes into play. I was asked by a representative for the brand if I would like to try one out in my own home. I knew I needed a new humidifier if I was going to get through the rest of the winter.

Out of the box, the humidifier was as easy as filling and plugging in the unit to get it started. I was amazed at how quickly the humidifier works. You can see the mist almost immediately after turning the humidifier on. It has variable speeds but I always like to run mine on high for some reason. It also has the option of either cool or warm mist.

My kids love the blue ring night light and I love how incredibly quiet it is. I can hardly tell that it is on. I haven’t found anything to complain about with the Germ Guardian H1500 Ultrasonic 55Hour Humidifier, so far it has done exactly what it has said it would do. I’m the most happy about it not requiring any filters that I will have to replace if and when I need to store it in my closet till next year.

Do you use a humidifier in the winter months?

On a budget? Here is an article I found interesting by DIY Life who offers suggestions on DIY humidifiers as well as the importance of keeping moisture levels up in cold winter months.

Disclosure: I was given the Germ Guardian H1500 Ultrasonic 55Hour Humidifier to try out on my own and help aid in writing this post. I have not been told what to say nor have I been paid for this post. All opinions are always my own.

The Domestic Diva

Heather is a homeschooling mom of two boys currently living in central Georgia. She has been sharing her domestic story online as a blogger for 13 years. Through her blog and social media platforms, Heather provides a glimpse into domestic life as she shares with other stay-at-home moms how she tackles modern homemaking with the challenges of raising a family.


  1. jacklyn
    February 22, 2011 / 2:11 am

    Ive never tried one.. my asthma is actually best in dry climates. Though my skin is a whole different issue!

    • February 22, 2011 / 2:26 pm

      I didn't know you had asthma. My skin has been very dry this year as well and itchy….not fun stuff.

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