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Model 696 400HB

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5.6 Gal. Evaporative Humidifier for 3,600 sq. ft.

$147.14 /each
  • Best square foot coverage per dollar spent
  • Save up to 10% off your annual heating bill
  • Many health benefits

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This light oak traditional credenza style humidifier is sure to compliment any decor. 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.

  • 5.6 Gal. water capacity
  • Up to 3,600 sq. ft. coverage
  • Up to 11.45 Gal. daily output
  • Analog controls and digital display
  • Variable speed motor with quiet night time setting
  • Auto humidistat and shutoff for hours of worry-free operation
  • Easy-fill dual water bottles w/refill hose



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can you remove the bottles for refilling - how heavy?

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February 6, 2016
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This weights 34 lbs and the tanks can be removed.
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Yes, you remove the bottles for filling. Each is 22-23 lbs when full.
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Is it easy to fill with hose. I have bad arms and would find it hard to refill the bottles by tap.

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This is not the easiest unit to refill - especially with bad arms. This model has 2 - 2.6 gallon plastic bottles which when empty, need to be lifted straight up out of the unit to be removed. That's the easy part when empty. I have to take mine down to a utility sink where I have the refill hose attached to the faucet.
The refill hose has a rubber receptacle which fits over the faucet head. However - if
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This is not the easiest unit to refill - especially with bad arms. This model has 2 - 2.6 gallon plastic bottles which when empty, need to be lifted straight up out of the unit to be removed. That's the easy part when empty. I have to take mine down to a utility sink where I have the refill hose attached to the faucet.
The refill hose has a rubber receptacle which fits over the faucet head. However - if your faucet head is smooth - it is difficult to keep the hose attached when you turn the water on. So you have to hold it on with one hand while holding the other end into the bottle. When filled - each bottle weighs 20 lbs. (yes, I did weigh it). You again have to lift straight up and then lower into the unit - one bottle on each side.
The unit itself works great and I am pleased with it's performance. I have to fill both bottles at least once a day - and sometimes more depending upon how often the furnace turns on in the cold weather.
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What are the dimensions of this unit? How is it filled and about how often? Is it easy to clean? Filters?

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The dimensions can be found in the Specifications. Two plastic bottles are removed from the top the unit and filled. We fill them about every 3rd day. Very easy to clean--everything comes out. An additional filter is offered, but I doubt if it is needed in a home environment.
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Customer Reviews

Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 14 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Product doesn't work as advertised This was a replacement for my 16 year old Bemis humidifier. The problem is that the 2nd water tank doesn't kick in after the first tank empties. I have been in touch twice with the manufacturer rep. There is a thin silver strip that must touch the float so they claim. It does touch or the first tank wouldn't be working, I assume. They claim this also triggers the 2nd tank to "kick in". They claim that is the problem. They are sending me a new motor housing with a new silver strip. This is the key part of the product and is very poorly designed.Oh how I wish I could get a new Bemis humidifier. If this doesn't solve the problem, I am better off not having it and returning it for a full refund. March 8, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Settled for this one There's not many options for a humidifier in this size range, so we settled on it. There is no way I can say it is quiet on the lowest setting, it's loud on the lowest and gets worse as the speed is increased. You have to turn up the tv, it's that loud. The two water containers also chime in with loud glug, glug when water is released. This is a great example of what happens when there is not competition. No effort to produce a quality product, yet the price is outrageous. It does increase the humidity and we don't have to refill it every day, which is why we bought it and are keeping it. January 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Essick Humidifier This is a pretty nice looking machine, and my wife and I started feeling quite warm within a half hour of setting the humidifier up. I turned the daytime thermostat down three degrees, and we still felt quite warm. It was a little tricky setting up, however. The instruction manual left a little to be desired in clarity. I had to guess where to install the float—it wasn't as pictured in the manual. The water bottles empty one at a time. But sometimes the second bottle doesn't empty, and you don’t realize it until you start to get cold. I do highly recommend this machine. The increased use of electricity should be offset by the money we save on reduced heating cost. I may need new bottle caps. February 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Works Great Very happy with this humidifier! The best one we've ever bought! March 25, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CREDENZA EVAPORATIVE HUMIDIFIER The humidifier works very well. I am satisfied with its performance. However, i'd like to point out one improvement. After the RIGHT bottle empties and the LEFT bottle is being used, when I refill the RIGHT bottle, the humidifier switches over to the RIGHT bottle before the LEFT bottle has emptied. It would be advantageous to have the LEFT bottle continue to empty before the RIGHT bottle begins. January 30, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Quality control is extremely poor. Very disappointed. Quality control is extremely poor. The motor burned out after only one hour of use. Also the top grill wasn’t fully painted and looked terrible. I ordered a second unit and inspected it in the store. The grill had the same problem as the first and wasn’t painted properly, so I asked for a refund. I would not recommend this unit to anyone. February 14, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Not the easiest to fill but does the job Not the easiest design to fill the jugs for water. It does however provide enough needed moisture. Its also a challenge to find the "filter" for it when you need to replace it. March 24, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Works well I've been running this humidifier for two months now, and it works rather well. The construction is OK. The plastic is somewhat thin, but if it survives shipping I don't see any problems. The unit sips power when idle. I was unable to detect any draw with my Kil-A-Watt. While running at the lowest fan speed it registers under 60 W. The unit is quite loud at anything other than the lowest speed setting, but I haven't found any reason to turn it higher. When the temperature outside drops such that the humidifier can't keep up, you need to turn the humidifier down to prevent condensation on the windows anyway. Only negative is the float switch is a bit fussy. Sometimes it doesn't turn off when the unit is empty and sometimes it indicates a fill when it isn't necessary. This is only an occasional issue and is easily solved by jostling the switch. A good purchase overall. December 22, 2014
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