Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 98
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GuitarShowcase1 Easy to use!!!!
We have 3 of these Humidifiers in our Acoustic Guitar Showroom (the entire top floor of the store) where we HAVE TO maintain minimum humidity levels of at least 40%. They are easy to refill with 2 seperate water containers for ease of handeling and they automatically run only when necessary, depending on the weather. With over 500 Guitars depending on them, we are confident that they will perform (we have had one unt for 3 years now with no problems).
March 19, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DisappointedHomeDepotCust Cheaply constructed, doesn't work (literally)
First, the plastic used on the panels and upper lid are so thin and fragile you need to be careful not to break them. I'm not talking about avoiding abuse; more like avoiding touching them for fear they will crack. Its the flimsiest plastic I've seen on any product. Second, the unit comes with "some assembly required" i.e., a lot of pieces in plastic bags which you have to figure out for yourself since the instructions were written by someone who apparently speaks English as a second language. Third, after spending an hour assembling the unit, I pushed the "on" button, and...nothing happened. The electrical switch on the control panel was defective. Back to the store.
January 9, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JaAr Stay Away From This Humidifier
This humidifier has been a complete disappointment. After only three months operation, one of the fans broke and I had to box and ship the unit back for repair. The fill indicator (F) stays on constantly which precludes the fans from working at full speed and only can be altered by physically moving the unit around (seems to be a problem with the float). Recently, I got a change filter indication (CF), so I changed the filters and now also have the (CF) flashing constantly, alternating with the (F) flashing constantly, with no humidifying being done.
My real rating for this product is zero stars. STAY AWAY from this product.
December 19, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Fred Much better than the 20 year old Bemis
The Bemis console was just getting noisy, and it was getting hard to find filters.
So, time to replace.
Setup was easy, took all of 12 min. Then I had to break out the manual. There's a lock mode to prevent prying fingers changing the setting, and it was on.
I love the bottles, you can lay them flat on the counter, take off the filler cap, and go to town. Older units require them to be upright for filling..
It's quieter than the old unit, moves the moisture into the air.
Only 1 ding, and it's not necessarily the manufacturer's fault. The hinged lid was broken when I got it. I just haven't had a chance to call to get a new one. I'm pretty sure they'll send one quickly.
January 31, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Humidifier Worked for just under 5 years
The humidifier worked well for almost 5 years until the fan motor gave up.
I did have to raise the left side so that the left bottle would empty. The housing was very cheaply made and the top door broke off at the hinges. I couldn't find a way to keep mold from growing on the filter media which would usually happen after a few months. I tried the tablets but they didn't work so it was just easier (but more expensive) to replace the filter once during the winter.
I purchased a different model this time around because of the poor housing of this unit. It was a hassle moving it from the basement to the main floor twice a year. But I do recommend it for it's humidification.
January 16, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by skotty58 I should have heeded the other reviewers
I should not have bought this machine. The quality is questionable. The water only disperses through the right tank. The left tank doesn’t do anything. The fittings on the top/bottom of the tank are poorly manufactured and ill fitting.
The switch for the float bar was misaligned and I had to bend it to make it work. When I first set it up and turned it on, it didn’t work. I figured out that it was the float switch.
It does however (when running) put a substantial amount of moisture in the air. We heat with a wood stove and noticed a considerable difference when running this machine. It is a bit loud however.
February 21, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by redChev76 Great features, effective
I've had this in my home for about a month now. The digital display helps keep track of humidity and being able to set levels help adjust when we don't need it as much. Dual tanks hold a lot of water, but still need frequent refills. Often the empty indicator will go on when the left tank is completely full, but putting out water. Relatively quiet machine. I do have to turn the volume on the TV up one or two notches to overcome when it's running. With hard water you do have to change the filter monthly ($20 at HD). Keeps the static down and keeps the house more comfortable in the winter.
February 5, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Dave not worth the money
I bought this unit three years ago. Worked great for the first year the second year I had trouble with one of the motors. Took it apart and lubed the bearings. Worked fine for about two months. I took it apart lubed the bearings again and all was fine for another two months. The next time it blew the thermal fuse. I went to radio shack and installed a new fuse. The third year had to lube both motors. Ran for about a month before both motors seized. After a close inspection I found that the the thrust bearings were worn out. It seems like the air preasure from the fan causes premature failure of the bearings. Bottom line is the unit was designed with the wrong motors in it. This thing is a poorly designed piece of junk.
April 1, 2014