Category: Home Comfort

Best Portable Generator

Going on a road trip and need to charge phones, tablets, laptops or small electronics? A portable generator is great for road tripping and also camping/RV’ing or as backup power in an outage. We asked the camping/RV enthusiasts among our parent readers for their favorite portable generator brands, to find what worked well in the real world. Then we did 8 hours of additional research, pouring over lab tests on durability and performance. After all that work, we narrowed down the best bets to these choices.

FYI: We’ve been rating and reviewing products for families since 1994. We don’t take money or freebies from the brands we review. Our work is 100% reader-supported.

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Best Whole House Dehumidifiers

What is the best whole house dehumidifier? We interviewed five HVAC contractors in different parts of the country to find out. We took their recommendations and then researched features and reliability. Finally, we asked our own readers for their recommendations for more portable whole house dehumidifier solutions. Here are the ones we’d recommend!

FYI: We’ve been rating and reviewing products for the home and families since 1994. We don’t take money or freebies from the brands we review—that keeps our work independent. Our reviews are 100% reader-supported.

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Best Cool Mist Humidifier

What is the best cool mist humidifier? To find out, we continuously test popular brands of humidifiers, looking for three key attributes: how easy is it to use? Easy to clean? Most effective at raising the humidity in a room? For this article, we tried out a crop of seven new brands. Here are the ones we think are best.

FYI: We’ve been reviewing and rating products for the home and families since 1994. We don’t take money or freebies from the brands we review. Our work is 100% reader-supported!

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Best Whirlpool Refrigerator Water Filter

What’s the best replacement for a Whirlpool refrigerator water filter? To find out, we surveyed the Whirlpool refrigerator owners among our parent readers. What worked best? Are third-party filters just as effective? Here are the filters we’d recommend.

FYI: We’ve been reviewing and rating products for the home and families since 1994. To keep things independent, we don’t take money or freebies from brands we review! Our work is 100% reader-supported!

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Best Dehumidifier For Home

What are the best dehumidifiers for the home? We surveyed the parent readers of our books (2.1 million strong!) to find what works best in the real world. Then we did another 15 hours of additional research to compare models, features and reliability. Here are the ones we’d recommend!

FYI: We’ve been reviewing and rating products for the home, parents and families since 1994. We don’t take money or freebies from the brands we review—that keeps our work independent! Our reviews are 100% reader-supported . . . so we appreciate you reading this article!

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Best Infrared Thermometer

FYI: These thermometers are NOT to measure human temperature. Infrared thermometers (also called laser thermometers) like these are designed to measure the temperature of HVAC air flow, aquariums, and grills. Other uses include cooking and crafts like candle making.

So what is the best infrared thermometer? We tried out several brands to see what was easiest to use. Most accurate? Simple to read? Here are the ones we’d recommend!

FYI: We’ve been reviewing and rating products for the home and families since 1994. To keep things independent, we don’t take money or freebies from brands we review! Our work is 100% reader-supported . . . so we thank you for reading this article.

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Best Warm Mist Humidifier

What are the best warm mist humidifiers? To find out, we tested a dozen models to find out which ones were easiest to use—and easiest to clean. Here are the ones we recommend.

FYI: We’ve been reviewing and rating products for the home and families since 1994. We don’t take money or freebies from the brands we review. Our work is 100% reader-supported!

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Best Furnace Filter 16x25x1

What’s the best furnace filter? If you need a filter that’s 16x25x1, then you’ve landed on the right article. We surveyed our parent readers for their favorites. Then we poured over third-party research, looking at which filters did the best job at filtering out dust, pollen and pet dander. And yes, we also purchased several of these brands (with our own funds) to test them out with our own furnace. Here are the ones we’d recommend.

FYI: We’ve been reviewing and rating products for the home and families since 1994. To keep things independent, we don’t take money or freebies from brands we review! Our work is 100% reader-supported!

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Best Humidifiers for Large Rooms

If you’ve got a large space to humidify, you need a humidifier with both the capacity and output to handle the job. We torture tested humidifiers in the most severe environment we could find—Colorado in the winter. High-altitude cold temperatures with single digit humidity puts even the best humidifier to the test.

FYI: We don’t take money from the brands we review. For 20+ years, we’ve done honest and independent reviews of products that have appeared in numerous publications and online.

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Best Humidifier Filters

What are the best humidifier filters? We tried out name brand filters and compared them against generic competitors. Which was better? Did the less expensive filters do just as good as a job? Here are the ones we’d recommend.

FYI: We’ve been reviewing and rating products for the home and families since 1994. To keep things independent, we don’t take money or freebies from brands we review! Our work is 100% reader-supported!

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Best GE Refrigerator Water Filter

What’s the best water filter for GE refrigerators? To find out, we asked our parent readers for their favorites. How does the name brand stack up to other choices? Which ones are easiest to install? Here are the ones we would recommend. FYI: We’ve been reviewing and rating products for the home and families since 1994. We don’t take money or freebies from the brands we review. Our work is 100% reader-supported!

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Best Dehumidifier With Pump

What’s the best dehumidifier with pump? To find out, we first surveyed our parent readers for their favorites. Then we poured over third-party research that compared performance, quality and durability. Which were easiest to set up? Here are the dehumidifiers with pumps we recommend.

FYI: We’ve been reviewing and rating products for the home and families since 1994. To keep things independent, we don’t take money or freebies from brands we review! Our work is 100% reader-supported!

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