AIRCARE 3.9 Gal. Evaporative Humidifier for 2500 sq. ft.-MA1201 - The Home Depot


Model # MA1201

Internet # 100648223

Store SKU # 406839

3.9 Gal. Evaporative Humidifier for 2500 sq. ft.

AIRCARE 3.9 Gal. Evaporative Humidifier for 2500 sq. ft.

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$109.00 / each


Model # MA1201

Internet # 100648223

Store SKU # 406839

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 asth mA 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.

  • 3.9 Gal. water capacity
  • Up to 2,500 sq. ft. coverage (3,000+ sq. ft. tight coverage)
  • Up to 12 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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Product Depth (in.)  14.5  Product Height (in.)  20.5 
Product Width (in.)  21.5 
Air Treatment Product Type  Console Humidifier  Color Family  Whites 
Control Type  Digital  Humidifier Features  Adjustable Humidistat,Automatic Moisture Control,Automatic Shut Off,Tank Empty Indicator 
Humidifier Tank Capacity (Gallons)  3.9  Included Items  No additional items included 
Minimum run time (hours/tank)  7.8  Moisture dispersion type  Evaporative 
Number of Fan Speeds  Product Weight (lb.)  14 lb 
Returnable  90-Day  Room Size (sq. ft.)  Whole House 
Voltage (volts)  120  Water Filter Replacement Model#  MAF1 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings  ETL Listed  ENERGY STAR Certified  No 
Manufacturer Warranty  2-years(less wicks/filters) 


Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 148 reviewers.
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 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 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 5.0 out of 5.0 by Humidifies as advertised This humidifier has a very simple design, but it works to regulate the humidity in your house. I have it set at 55% humidity on the low fan setting and it kicks on every time the furnace starts blowing out warm dry air. You do have to fill it regularly, about 2 times a week for me, but I have no complaints. I'd rather spend 2 minutes filling the humidifier with water, than waking up with a bloody nose in the morning. November 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Outstanding Product This unit REALLY put out the moisture, is easy to refill and has simple trouble-free controls. Yes, as some have commented, like the competition the housing is a bit flimsy, and at the two higher speeds the fan is somewhat noisy. The answers: don't use the product as a step stool and try the fan's higher speeds at bedtime, although I seldom have the need for the higher speeds. I purchased this unit last fall and ran it the entire season with a single wick, which looked brand new at the end. Use of ESSICKAIR Bacteriostatic Treatment (approx. $6) is a must to keep things running efficiently and prolong the life of wicks, which are not cheap. April 11, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Not what I was hoping for ! I read the good reviews and purchased this product. Right out of the box the fan control did not work, Was on low and would go no higher. OK, I could live with that. Used it for about 6 weeks, changed wick, cleaned it, disinfected it, everything it called for. Then it would get to the set humidity level and turn off, but not turn back on. I can turn it off completely and restart it , but it will not restart itself. I have called customer service 3 times now, and have been on hold for 20, 32 , and 27 minutes without anyone picking up. Actually was disconnected twice! So I send an email asking for help, over a week later no reply. I am glad others are happy with this product, but for me the product and the company service have been garbage. Good luck. January 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Product perofrmed exactly as described This humidifier was needed to do a much larger job then a normal table top humidifier. It was on 24/7 for 3 weeks straight and not one problem. Refilling was easy due to the design and did not have to do frequently. Was very quiet (never turned fan above 1st setting) and kept out of the way so didnt really notice it much. Need to get the bacteria killing formula purchased separately, highly recommend it or you will start to notice an odor. Can break down into smaller peices to make storage easier when not in use. At this price point, it is a great choice. August 26, 2014
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