The Air-O-Swiss 7142 Ultrasonic humidifier is the best of the best of Air-O-Swiss humidifiers.
From output to features, the 7142 is a durable humidifier more than capable of providing relief from dry air
anywhere in your home. With full electronic controls and ITC, this ultrasonic humidifier makes it easy to keep the air in your home
at a comfortable relative humidity level.
What I like about the Air-O-Swiss 7142 Humidifier
Easily, the best features of the Air-O-Swiss 7142 are the full electronic controls. With a digital LCD display, setting
this humidifier is hassle free. From the control panel you can turn the unit on/off, select a humidity level and mist output,
set the timer, choose between warm mist and room temperature mist, set sleep or auto modes, and determine when the tank is empty as
well as when the humidifier needs to be cleaned.
Tank capacity is another area where the 7142 excels. You can put a full 2 gallons of water in the tank, instead of 1.5 or 1.75 gal. This doesn't seem
like a whole lot more, but you'll notice the difference in how often you have to fill this model vs. other ultrasonic humidifiers. Filling an ultrasonic
is never as easy as a top-fill evaporative models, so anything that reduces the number of times you have to fill your humidifier is a big plus.
Quiet operation is also another hallmark of this model. It's quiet enough that it won't disturb light sleepers, and even when your home is completely
silent the most you hear is a low hum and the occasional gurgle of water.
Air-O-Swiss has done a great deal over the years to improve hygiene. From a Hydro Cell that uses activated carbon to adsorb impurities and a demineralization
cartridge to remove hard water minerals to ionic silver embedded in the demineralization cartridge shell and preheating the water to destroy microbes, the AOS 7142
has an array of features to keep the water as clean as possible. This not reduces the chance of putting things you don't want back into the air but also works to
extend the life of the humidifier.
Lastly, and certainly not least, the output of this unit is higher than most other Air-O-Swiss humidifiers. While the majority of
ultrasonic humidifiers humidify approximately 600 sq. ft., the 7142 Ultrasonic will cover up to 860 sq. ft. Again, these
humidifiers are most effective with open floor plans and large rooms with good air circulation. While I never take manufacturer stated
coverage at face value, this model is certainly better than average.
What I do not like about the Air-O-Swiss 7142 Humidifier
Once you know the controls, using this humidifier can be a cinch. Getting familiar with them... is another story. Luckily the user
manual gives you a simple break down of all of the features and buttons, so in no time at all, you can be enjoying the benefits of a fully
This unit is a little larger than other Air-O-Swiss humidifiers (mainly taller), so make sure you provide yourself with stable base to place this unit.
Overall, the Air-O-Swiss 7142 is a great fit for nearly any home, and the style/design gives this home appliance a stylish and sleek
appearance. It is versatile and provides a wide range of levels and features that make it a great in most homes where dry indoor air is
causing problems. The larger tank cuts down on refill frequency, and the output is strong enough to bring even the driest space back to being comfortable.