Model # MA1201

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AIRCARE 3.6-Gal. Evaporative Humidifier for 3,600 sq. ft.
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AIRCARE

3.6-Gal. Evaporative Humidifier for 3,600 sq. ft.

  • Best square foot coverage per dollar spent
  • Save up to 10% off your annual heating bill
  • Many health benefits
$99.99 /each

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Our humidifiers work by adding invisible moisture to your environment by moving dry air through a saturated wick. Maintaining proper humidity levels between 30-50% in your home/office/workplace has been scientifically proven to help prevent the flu and allergies. Proper humidity hydrates your skin, alleviates dry eyes, scratchy throats and can reduce snoring. With a doctor's approval increased humidity can reduce asthma and allergy symptoms. It also protects fine furniture, musical instruments, collectibles and wood floors. Proper humidity makes you feel warmer allowing you to lower your thermostat setting which will save money.

  • 3.6-Gal. water capacity
  • Up to 3,600 sq. ft. coverage
  • Up to 11.44-Gal. daily output
  • Digital control and display
  • 4-speed motor plus auto mode
  • Adjustable humidistat and automatic shut-off
  • Water refill and check filter indicators
  • Casters for easy mobility
  • Easy-fill water bottles



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Does this out out a mist into the air, and if so is it warm or cold?

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February 1, 2016
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This is an evaporative humidifier. Depending what fan speed you use it can feel cool.
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January 30, 2016
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No mist at all. Cool water is evaporated thru the evaporator pad (filter).located in the bottom of the unit.
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January 13, 2016
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no mist. Just air.
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January 13, 2016
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This is an evaporative humidifier. There are variable fan speeds on the unit that you can control.
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Will this unit provide humidification for the upstairs and the main level or should I purchase 2 units?

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January 19, 2016
If so would it be best to place the unit upstairs or downstairs? Both levels are about 1300sq feet each.
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February 1, 2016
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It would depend on the size of your home. This unit accommodates up to 3600 square feet .
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January 29, 2016
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One unit will work for both spaces.
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January 20, 2016
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We recommend placing your unit away from a heat exchange and at least 4 inches away from the wall on a level surface. If you have extremely high ceilings, you may want to consider using a smaller unit in the upstairs area. The 3600 feet of coverage is based on tight construction.
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How quiet is it?

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Will sound be distracting?
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January 30, 2016
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It's fairly loud with the fan speed on high (F4). Noise level decreases at each lower fan speed. The lowest speed (F!) you probably wouldn't notice it running unless you were standing next to it. It is very quiet on low speed (F!) which is where I run it continuously.
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January 29, 2016
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On the low speed fan setting it is not objectionable at all. Kind of like a background hum. Hardly noticeable.
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January 5, 2016
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This unit is typically quiet and has variable fan speeds to adjust to your personal choice.
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How often do the filters need to be replaced?
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January 29, 2016
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I have been using mine for 3 months. I take the filter out once a month and rinse it in clean water to reduce the mineral buildup. I expect to replace it once during the season. I figure on using 2 filters per season.
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January 7, 2016
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We recommend replacing the wick filter at least once per season. You will receive a CF light on your unit after 720 hours of continual use. When you see this light, check your wick filter to make sure it is staying saturated and is in good condition. If it is okay, simply unplug the unit to reset the light.
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 178 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent whole house humidifier Easy to assemble and disassemble to clean. Just lift the top off. The top can then stay plugged in for the filter timer. The bottom pan has ridges for the filter and for strength, but that makes it less easy to wipe clean. I have a 3000 sq ft ranch house in cold winter northern Illiinois, and the humidifier keeps up with the humidity level at low fan speed, which is pretty quiet. My only complaint is a fair amount of maintenance. You need to add bacteriostat to every container of water (1-2 per day for me in Jan-Feb), and you need to clean the water container and pan with vinegar and then bleach every 2 weeks. The filter lasts me about 3 months. February 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Glad I purchased it!!!!! I was hesitant to order online since I am a "see it in person" person. After reading all the good reviews I decided to order. I'm glad I did. The item was delivered as scheduled and as soon as I received it, I opened it. The assembly instructions were very easy to follow. I immediately put it into service. The bottle is easy to refill and also easy to replace on the unit. It is very quiet and easy to program. December 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent product--very satisfied after 4 months of use Used the unit for 3 month now and am very satisfied with it. Works exactly as described and keeps the humidity very close to the desired level. Instructions are clear and if followed the unit works well. Even though I'm heating with a wood burning insert and the air dries out fast in the Winter, I've had no trouble in keeping the humidity set at 35% in 1500 sq. ft. Noise is not a problem at the low fan speed--hardly noticeable. Water leakage (which I had with my last unit) is not a problem. I have found that taking out the filter and rinsing it gently once a month seems to make the filter last longer. You have to do this to reduce mineral buildup on the filter. Overall, this is an excellent unit and well worth the price. January 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Performs as Expected The MA 1201 was purchased to treat a 2400 square foot two level home with 900 square feet located on the lower level. I installed the Essick MA 1201 on the lower level next to an air duct return. I can’t think of anything negative to say about the performance. I have checked the humidity level on both floors with a stand alone hygrometer and it always reads 2% to 3% of the setting on the MA 1201 which is 35%. When initially installed I ran the heating system fan continuously for a short time until the humidity was consistent through the house. Fill times have ranged from 2 days to almost a week. This is generally due to the setting and the outside temperature. With really cold weather filling will be required more frequently along with the possibility of having to move the humidity setting to a higher level. I have no complaints – the Essick MA 1201 has done what I expected. January 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Product Large tank and easy fill. This machine can do what it was made for. House has been so much better to breath in. Easy clean filters last. We have a softener so salt build up on filter is washed away quickly once a week. Filters last us longer than what is stated in instructions. I would buy this machine again. 5 STARS. March 22, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good product that does the job. Simple to fill the tank. Simple to replace the filter. Simple to clean. First fill of the tank drains into the pan. Then you refill the tank and put that into place. As the water in the bottom pan evaporates, it is replaced by the water in the tank... a nice system that gives you two tanks of water for the humidifier. I usually refill the tank once per day. Has four fans settings. Settings 1 and 2 are fine for running without disturbing your peace and quiet. Settings 3 and 4 are pretty loud, but I do use them when I want to get the humidity to a set level fast. I'm able to get the humidity in our 2200 sq ft house with loft to a comfortable level and keep it there. Before the humidifier, our house was static electricity city with all inhabitants having the cracked dry skin to match. That's no longer a problem, and that's what I wanted the humidifier to do. February 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by This product performs magnificently! Immediately, I was amazed on the sleek design of this evaporative humidifier. The bottle was so easy to fill by faucet, very light weight, and was placed back into the base effortlessly. The 4-speed fan is extremely quiet, and I love the auto humidistat feature, which only runs to reach the desired humidity level. I am very impressed with its performance and highly recommend this product!!! February 12, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Worst Humidifier Yet This humidifier is probably the worst one yet. I had it running for less then 10 minutes, and it already broke. As I was switching through the fan speed the knob got stuck and won't come out again. Then the unit shuts off, and when I went to put it back on, it shut it self off again. Not to mention the unit was dirty when I got it and the filter was mangled a bit. It looked like someone had used it previously. Don't buy this humidifier. It's a piece of junk. February 26, 2016
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