Very pleased with the basic function of this product. If you are looking to put moisture into the air this does a great job of it. My wife has lung issues that dry air irritates and this humidifier as helped completely! But if you are looking for bells and whistles on this to work perfectly you may be disappointed, woks great / best on manual mode. Had a small vibration issue, but resetting base and water tanks cured it.Yes it is plastic, welcome to the 21th century. Has a large heavy duty fan motor that is plenty of over kill for the job. Water tanks are of heavy plastic and work well. On high mode we are able to put over 3 gallons of water into the air, which with wood heat helps greatly.
fan (sound) helps me sleep
February 28, 2014
I have used this humidifier for about 2 years, still works! It keeps the humidity in the house comfortable. First time I cleaned filter with a little bleach water soak, it turned out like ramen noodles, no bleach on filter :) even tried washing machine, filter didn't like that either! Other than that its been a good humidifier!
will not buy again
February 23, 2014
Cuts on and off to much in auto Ikeep mine in manual on low speed not sure about filter yet Hope I can find one
Don't Like It!
February 20, 2014
Have to refill a couple times during the day to keep the unit going; doesn't run for 24 hours on low setting for <1000 sq. ft. home, maybe 10 if you're lucky. Poor design with humidistat located right where humidity is disbursed.
This product in "OK"; nothing special.
February 19, 2014
This product is not in a very large room but still does not seem to humidify the entire room (I actually measure the humidity due to having high-end wooden instruments in the room). The immediate area of this humidifier does stay at a reasonable lever. Additionally, the unit is a bit noisy. I would expect more from a product in the price range.
simple to use
February 18, 2014
It look good easy to clean and to refill with water, durable and quiet and worke,s well for homes 1,500 sq. ft. or less
I like it
January 28, 2014
Verified Purchase & Recommended Product
This humidifier is simple and easy to use. I do not use the timing and bells and whistles. Got it because friends, who have tried several different ones, have this one and also liked it very much. It's quiet and does its job.
Good little unit - expensive maintenance
January 28, 2014
Owned for over 18 months now. Used only during winter months. Quiet enough - assuming you don't put it near your television or such. It seems to increase humidity quite fine, as desired, but the filter/wick only seems to be effective for about 14 -21 days of continuous use. Each wick costs $9.00 and is oftentimes difficult to find in local stores; they seem to run out quickly. I now buy them about 4 or 5 at a time when/where I find them.I think HomeDepot would be well advised to have a "filter of the month" type of promotion where you get price breaks based on your purchases of filters/wicks and other replaceable parts for items purchased at their stores.Good value, I think, if you don't mind spending the $$$ on the stupid wicks.
Something wrong with design.
January 18, 2014
When I initially plugged it in it read the humidity level at 32%. I set it on auto low at 60%. Immediately after it started running the humidity level read 58% and now it cycles on and off every 10-15 seconds. I believe the humistat is reading the output air, not the input air as it should. It is fairly quiet but from 20 feet away in another room I can still hear it. Very annoying.
This product has Pros and Cons
January 17, 2014
The unit itself works great. I use it for the kitchen, family room, living room and dining room - approximately 1100 sf. The fan does have a vibration which causes it to rattle - very annoying. The humidistat shows a somewhat accurate humidity level but the auto function needs some improvement. When it falls 1 degree below the set level, it turns on for a brief moment then turns back off. It does this repeatedly so I run it in manual mode. I haven't had any problems with the water tanks due to the fact I carry it using both handles as stated in the directions.