Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 141
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 This product does a great job for the money.
I am very satisfied with the performance of the unit. I have a 1200 sq ft house and keep it in my living room on the lowest setting and it keeps the humidity level in my house at a comfortable level.
January 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gail This product has great features.
The air in our great room was very dry from our wood stove. We searched for a good looking, quiet, efficient humidifier. This one fit our criteria. Great humidifier, quiet on low, clean, efficient. Makes a huge difference in the air quality of the space. Air is cleaner. The static electricity is gone.
January 9, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Doctahjones Overall very pleased
After moving from Dallas to Denver, we started having some sinus problems due to the low humidity. We purchased this whole house unit after a smaller unit couldn't keep the humidity up in the bedroom.
It does the job -great-. We have a 2 story 2k sqft house and we keep it on the 2nd story where the bedrooms are. We just keep it on the low setting and after some playing with the analog dial, I've found the spot to keep the whole upstairs between 35-40%. The downstairs stays around 30%. Big improvement from the 13% the house was at previously. Even at the low setting it kicks on and off, and I usually refill the jug twice a day. If I forget a day it only takes 2 refills and the unit is back to full.
So like I said it does the job great, but it is noisy, especially on high. But it's moving so much air that it's expected. If you want something that moves this much air and water but is whisper quiet look elsewhere (and pay a ton more). But on low it's not that bad, especially if you have it in another room.
I did notice that on the jug end cap (the side you fill from) it started to crack. I emailed their customer service, who then said to call in for a warranty claim. I waited on hold for about 2-5 minutes before the call was answered. The lady on the phone took my info and is sending a replacement cap.
Another thing to watch out for are the castors. Luckily we don't move ours around alot, but one of the castors does not seem to want to stay attached. So make sure you really push them in before you add water, otherwise you'd have to drain the unit to get under there and try again.
Some people also complained about the jug dripping water and such after you fill it. Come on people, you don't have to nit pick. if you can't fill up the jug without spilling any water, then just use a towel to wipe it off! Same goes when pulling the jug out of the unit to fill it. Since the bottom sits in the water reservoir it's going to have water on it. Again, use a towel if you don't want any drops. Personally it's only a few drops of water on the carpet, it's not going to kill anything.
The overall construction seems on par with the price. The unit is all plastic and probably would not take a direct hit from something very well. Again if you're looking for something super high quality and quiet, look elsewhere and get ready to empty your wallet.
So if you're looking for a inexpensive unit to easily add a lot of humidity to your whole house, I'd highly recommend this unit. Just remember at this price point you will have a lot of fan noise.
April 18, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by MelKat Seemed good
Based on reviews I bought this model and after using it 3 times the water wasn't dispensing into the bottom. Seemed like I had to jiggle and tip it backwards. Then found that the lever that gets pushed in to dispense the water was cracked so now it doesn't work at all. May just be a fluke with mine. I hope I can return it as I can't find the receipt (of course). It IS loud. And it would be nice if it didnt keep running with no water. Should have auto shutoff and a light indicating water level is low.
February 25, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by BigT Home Depot was Great. The unit is so-so.
It doesn't seem to humidify as well as I expected. If you have hard water and use treatment you will need to clean it every other week. Difficult to clean the tube and pump area. Again the hard water is a huge issue. Thanks Home Depot for the great service and experience.
December 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MotorcyclesforLife Works way better than a regular wick filter humidifier
A family member recommended this to me and I really enjoy it. I was getting sick & tired of paying $10 for a wick filter every other week for a regular stand alone humidifier. Holds 9 gallons & I refill the canister twice a day. The fan speed isn't really a problem or noisy to me, kinda get use to it.
February 15, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Rustyone Very High Maintenance
While this machine may function very well on first use, it probably won't last long. It has many small tubes to pump water to the media pad that will fill with minerals in time. It does not stop running when out of water and the pad will dry out completely making it hard to restart. One time it dried out and created a foul smell in the house. It's a nightmare to clean and is so flimsy that it can easily break. The fan noise is unbearable. I used it one season and went back to my old Duracraft.
January 20, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by VTWiT Right Design, Poor Materials
Cheap styrene blow-molded plastic troughout. The controlls work well enough and it has performed almost flawlessly for two months. But, after only two months the bottom of the water jug has cracked in 3 places and is useless. Also, water likes to dribble off the media and out the air intake. It's flooded my floor with 4 gallons of water a couple of times. Fortunately it's concrete.
The spring to close the water jug's valve is so weak it's ridiculous.
I *like* the overall design. But the instant I took it out of the box I knew the cheap plastic would be an issue. After years of needing humidifiers this was the best choice for the money I had. But I would gladly have paid $100 more for better materials and a louvered inlet to stop the dribbles from coming out.
Live and learn. I got what I paid for.
December 17, 2013