As a tower-style humidifier, the Hera by Stadler Form offers modern convenience and quiet humidifying in an attractive package. With
your choice of two colors, the Hera operates at a near silent level and can put up to 3 gallons of moisture back into the air each day to help relieve
eczema symptoms, a dry cough typical with asthma, chapped lips, dry skin, a sore throat and other problems that can arise from lack of moisture in your
home. With our sample model, I tested the Hera and here is how she compares to other humidifiers.
What I like about the Stadler Form Hera Humidifier
Large Capacity and Effective Coverage - The tank capacity of the Hera is one of the largest of the humidifiers available through Stadler Form - two gallons. For many
people this is enough to run for anywhere from 1-3 days, depending on the specific conditions in your home. In terms of coverage, the Hera can tackle
up to 760 sq. ft. Generally, I recommend spaces a little smaller than what the manufacturer rates them for, so for this model, I find it works best in areas
that are around 550 sq. ft. Again though, this will vary depending on the air flow in your home, how open the space is (open floor plan vs. a lot of
doors), and how dry the air in your home is. For most modern homes, the Hera provides enough moisture to help relieve symptoms in larger living rooms/dining
rooms and almost all bedrooms.
Quiet - Speaking of use in the bedroom, the Stadler Form Hera ultrasonic humidifier is REALLY quiet. My dog easily makes twice as much
noise as this humidifier does at night. When thinking about the noise level, have you ever been in the kitchen in the middle of the night and heard the
hum of the refrigerator as the only sound in the house? It's like that, but a little quieter.
Features - Three Settings and an adjustable hygrostat allows you to customize the relative humidity you want, and when it reaches that point, the Hera shuts
off. If conditions are particularly severe in your home or office, set it to
continuous, and this ultrasonic humidifier will continue to put moisture
back into the air until it runs out of water. Don't want to mess with adjusting the settings at night? Use the Sleep/Night mode. This will lower the
humidity to an efficient but still comfortable 45% AND dim the display for you. When the water is out, not only can you see it through the smoke colored
tank, but an indicator will also let you know on the control panel.
Hygiene - Mineral content in water can be a tricky, as minerals like lime and calcium can form scale and reduce the effectiveness of a humidifier. To combat
this, the Hera has a demineralization cartridge that captures minerals and keeps them from being vaporized by the ultrasonic technology. Additionally, there is a
small part located in the nebulizer chamber of the humidifier - the Ionic Silver Cube. This little device emits silver ions that help to neutralize microbes in the
water tank. Additionally, the ultrasonic vibrations created by this humidifier can actually destroy microbes. All of these things keep the Hera operating efficiently and
What I do not like about the Stadler Form Hera Humidifier
Like other ultrasonic humidifiers that bill themselves as "dual mist," the Hera is a bit underwhelming. No ultrasonic humidifier (not Pure Guardian, not Air-O-Swiss,
not Vornado or Stadler Form) truly put out a warm mist. Water vapor loses heat very rapidly, so for the moisture coming out of an ultrasonic humidifier to be warm to the
touch, it would have to be really hot in the nebulizer compartment. Ultrasonic humidifiers are safer than the older boiler-style humidifiers, so the pre-heat feature in
any ultrasonic humidifier doesn't actually warm the water enough to where it feels warm to the touch, as vapor.
The Stadler Form Hera performed well at my house. It kept the bedroom comfortable, and for the low humidity condition in my home, I only had to fill it twice
during the course of a week. The design and sleek style blend right in, and with no noise but top notch performance, the only thing I noticed was waking up
without a stuffy nose and sore throat. The features of the Hera add value, and while there is some cost associated with maintenance, it's relatively minor and
right on par with other ultrasonic humidifiers. Overall, well worth the money.