Boneco Air-O-Swiss humidifiers have quickly become popular solutions for maintaining a more comfortable indoor environment during the dry winter months. They are known for their varied selection of variety of ultrasonic humidifiers that are designed with innovation, attractiveness, and an easy user experience in mind. If you’re considering purchasing a Boneco Air-O-Swiss humidifier, take some time to review our most frequently asked questions about their products below.

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Q. Why should I choose a Boneco/Air-O-Swiss humidifier?

A. Whisper-quiet operation, high energy efficiency, and value pricing are just a few benefits that make Boneco Air-O-Swiss humidifiers popular choices among our customers. Other notable features include:

  • High moisture output
  • Long lifetime
  • Automatic humidity control on select models
  • Easy digital or manual operation
  • Programmable timers for your convenience
  • Warm and cool mist options
  • Internal anti-microbial germ protection
  • Water refill indicators

Along with having multiple convenience features at your fingertips, you can choose from a number of attractive humidifier styles that will blend seamlessly into your décor and environment.

Q: How large of an area can Boneco Air-O-Swiss humidifiers cover?

AOS 7146 Travel-Size HumidifierA: This depends on the model and its coverage area rating. All Air-O-Swiss models have coverage ratings for certain size areas as measured in square feet. Our smallest model is a portable travel humidifier that covers your immediate personal space while our largest covers approximately 650 square feet.

Q: What is the bestselling Boneco Air-O-Swiss humidifier?

AOS 7135 Digital Ultrasonic HumidifierA: One of our bestselling Boneco Air-O-Swiss models is the AOS 7135. It provides cool and warm mist options, digital controls with humidity display, automatic humidity control & humidistat, timer operation, and antimicrobial germ protection. The AOS 7135 was also recommended as a ‘best buy’ by a leading consumer reporting agency garnering high ratings for moisture output, energy-efficiency, low noise level, and hard water resistance.

Q: What are the main differences among all the Boneco Air-O-Swiss humidifiers?

A: Boneco Air-O-Swiss humidifiers are available in a few main types, including cool mist-only models, ultrasonic cool + warm mist models, and humidifier + air purifier combination models called ‘air washers’.

AOS 7145 Cool Mist Ultrasonic Humidifier

Cool mist humidifiers, like the AOS 7145, disperse invisible cool mist throughout your room and use less electricity to humidify spaces because water is not heated during the process. Some cool mist-only models are also considered evaporative humidifiers. These models use a wick filter to absorb water and a fan to help evaporate it into your air.

AOS U700 Ultrasonic Humidifier

Ultrasonic cool and warm mist humidifiers, such as the Air-O-Swiss U700, infuse your air with an invisible warm or cool mist, depending on your selection. Typically, ultrasonic humidifiers are the quietest of all humidifiers because the humidification process emits sounds waves at a frequency higher than we can hear.

AOS 2055A Air Washer Humidifier

Air washers (humidifier – air purifier hybrids), including theAOS 2055A Air Washer Humidifier, purify the air while they humidify, removing harmful airborne impurities such as large dust particles and pet dander.

Models also differ in the variety of onboard features and functions of each humidifier. Visit our Boneco Air-O-Swiss brand center to browse and compare all of our Air-O-Swiss models.

Q: What is the difference between an air washer and a conventional air purifier?

A: Air washers remove large particles from the air as they humidify. These units propel air through a series of rapidly spinning discs before it is humidified. During this process, large particulates such as dust, dirt, pollen, lint, and pet hair measuring as small as 1.5 microns are captured to avoid re-circulation in your environment. It’s important to note that air washers are not as effective as air purifiers, which can remove larger amounts of much smaller particulates and are more effective for continuous allergen removal.

Q: How loud are Boneco Air-O-Swiss humidifiers?

A: All models operate at less than 25 decibels (dB) of sound. This sound is comparable to a whisper-quiet library.

Q: What is required to maintain a Boneco Air-O-Swiss humidifier?

A: Boneco Air-O-Swiss humidifiers require some maintenance in order to continue producing clean, humidified air. Above all, it’s important to remember to clean your humidifier regularly to avoid germ and bacteria build-up, which could be re-circulated throughout your air if it’s not eliminated. To do this, empty the water tank and use a soft-bristled brush along with a mild cleanser to clean the inside. For convenience, certain models, including the 7144, have a Clean Indicator feature that illuminates every 2 weeks to remind you that it’s time to clean the inside of the water tank.

Most models also require that you replace certain parts regularly. For example, the Air-O-Swiss Hydro Cell, which helps maintain freshness inside the water tank, must be replaced yearly. It is also recommended that you replace the demineralization cartridge every 2 to 3 months to continue preventing the release harmful minerals into the air, especially if you use hard water to fill your humidifier. Alternatively, you can refill the demineralization cartridge with refill granules instead of purchasing a new cartridge. Evaporative models will also need periodic replacement of the evaporator filter wick.

To learn more about how to maintain your humidifier, read our article Tips for Maintaining Your Humidifier.

Q: What does the demineralization cartridge do?

A: The demineralization cartridge removes minerals from water that could lead to white dust. White dust is airborne residue formed by a buildup of mineral content in the water used to fill your humidifier. This dust is most often formed as a result of using hard water in the unit. The white dust residue can enter your indoor air–and your lungs–and potentially cause a health condition known as humidifier lung. Symptoms of humidifier lung include lung inflammation, fever, chills, shortness of breath, body aches, coughing, and malaise. You might also consider using distilled water to fill your humidifier. Distilled water has less mineral content, so you’ll have a reduced chance of white dust forming.

Q: Where are Boneco Air-O-Swiss humidifiers manufactured?

A: Boneco Air-O-Swiss is a subsidiary of Widnau, Switzerland-based PLASTON Holding HG. All Boneco Air-O-Swiss humidifiers are manufactured in Switzerland.

Still Have Questions?

To learn more about the benefits of using a humidifier and to get tips on how to choose the right model for you, read our Humidifier Buying Guide. Additionally, read our article Humidifiers Keep You Healthy Year-Round to learn how adding a humidifier to your environment can boost your comfort and overall health anytime of year.

For more information or to start shopping, visit our Boneco Air-O-Swiss brand center to compare product models and read customer reviews. Not sure what’s best for you? We can take the guesswork out of decision-making. Contact our product experts at 1-800-934-9194 for a free product consultation and recommendation. We want to help you make your indoor environment a healthy one.