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Model # 696 400HB

Internet # 204599300

Designer Series 5.2 Gal. Whole House Credenza Humidifier for 2500 sq. ft.

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$184.99 / each


Model # 696 400HB

Internet # 204599300

Why evaporative humidification? Because it has been proven that maintaining a humidity level between 40-50% makes the air feel warmer allowing you to lower you thermostat. Proper humidity will eliminate dry skin, hair, lips and throat, and nose bleeds. Proper humidity eliminates static electricity. Proper humidity will reduce pet dander and other airborne allergens. The 696 400HB humidifier, with its rich, traditional styling, will provide the humidification you and your family need.

  • 5.2 Gal. total water capacity
  • Up to 2500 sq. ft. coverage (3000+ sq. ft. tight coverage)
  • Up to 12 Gal. daily output
  • Analog controls and digital display for easy operation
  • 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
  • Built in USA of domestic and imported parts
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Product Depth (in.) 
Product Height (in.) 
Product Width (in.) 
Air Treatment Product Type 
Console Humidifier 
Color Family 
Browns / Tans 
Control Type 
Humidifier Features 
Adjustable Humidistat,Automatic Moisture Control,Automatic Shut Off,Tank Empty Indicator,Water Level Indicator 
Humidifier Tank Capacity (Gallons) 
Included Items 
No additional items included 
Minimum run time (hours/tank) 
Moisture dispersion type 
Number of Fan Speeds 
Product Weight (lb.) 
34 lb 
Room Size (sq. ft.) 
Whole House 
Voltage (volts) 
Water Filter Replacement Model# 
1041 Wick and Optional 1051 Filter 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings 
ETL Listed 
ENERGY STAR Certified 
Manufacturer Warranty 
2 years motor (less wicks/filters) 


Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 12 reviewers.
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 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 4.0 out of 5.0 by Efficient operation - keeps house from being too dry in winter. Some minor assembly is required, but it only takes a few minutes and is very straightforward. The design of the fill float / on-off switch doesn't always engage properly when unit is refilled (I need to just lift the fan assembly a half inch and reseat for the fan to restart). Also, it took me a while to figure out the way the fan and humidity settings work - the manual tells you how to change settings, but doesn't explain that the settings actually take effect the next time the on/off cycle changes. Because of the way this type of humidifier operates, there is obvious fan noise when it runs - but that is normal for any appliance with a large fan. After the first few days you really don't notice it much. It does a very nice job of maintaining the humidity levels in the house. I like having two water bottles - they are easier to carry when full. I have no problems with the refill and replace process. December 10, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Cheap construction, but does the job. Cheap plastic construction and poor shipping protection resulted in a broken top, but a call to manufacturer got me a replacement top fairly quickly. Overall this looks cheap, and any fan setting over the lowest is just too loud, even though I set it up in a hallway away from where we spend time. The humidifier works very well, however, and I don't have to fill it too often if I keep the setting at 40% (anything higher resulted in condensation on my windows). February 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by very pleased with the product. Easy to install, did have to call customer care to get it working. At the bottom of the unit in the middle piece it was not lining up and it would not turn on. Had to bend the metal piece and it has worked well since. Overall I am very pleased. January 8, 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
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 5.0 out of 5.0 by Works Great Very happy with this humidifier! The best one we've ever bought! March 25, 2015
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