Rated 2.9 out of 5 by 56
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chuck I LOVE THIS PRODUCT!
I need a humidifier in during the cold months or I cannot breathe. Its as simple as that. Every year I venture out to see whats new since my humidifiers get used 24-7, and require more than average maintenance. I stumbled upon this item at a Home depot, 3 yrs ago. I Because I need to use one non stop from the time the heat goes on in autumn until it goes off in late spring I typically research humidifiers each year to see how technology has improved them and haven't found a better item yet.. I have 2 homes, a condo in the city electric, aprx850 sq ft and a small house inn the country, wood/oil heat about 900 sq ft . I use this item in both places.
When they say they are quiet, I mean you literally hear nothing no hum, no hiss no anything except an occasional gurgle when the water goes down a bit.
No moving parts, no filter, and covers about 500-700 sq ft depending on the layout of the space.
The only drawback is if you let it go empty to the point of needed reset, sometimes I have difficulty getting it to reset correctly. Apparently you have to fill it, then turn the reset knob, then wait 15 min before restarting, Several times, possibly because I didn't do something right, it wouldn't reset for me.
Despite that, when it works, it works so well that I've tolerated that because again, it IS quiet, forget 'whisper quiet,' it doesn't even make THAT much noise, and It humidifies WELL! And its very low maintenance, it seems all I have to do is clean it regularly and year after year it works. I'm used to having to buy a new one every other year, instead this time I bought another one for my weekend place. To say that I recommend this product is an understatement. I HIGHLY Endorse and recommend it.
November 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Howie Sunbeam Warm Mist Humidifier
We bought this to replace a Sunbeam warm mist humidifier that we had for several years. The unit had a new model number but it looked exactly like our old one which we liked. We had tried to find one like this in our local stores but no one carried one with the features we liked I.E. makes steam, had a humidity control built in. That is why we searched the sunbeam site and upon seeing this unit which was the same and had the same features we bought it. It arrived within a week or so and was well packaged for shipping. We like this product and as long as they keep making them we will buy replacements as they are needed.
February 24, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JerseyJeff Very quiet, very efficient, very good
Had to throw out my old Hunter humidifier after it died at 2 am. My wife first got a ultrasonic model, but that covered our entire bedroom in wet dust resulting a quick return to to the store. We then decided on this model for the following reasons:
1 - no filter required
2- warm humidity rather than a cold mist
3 - humidistat so we could decide upon the level of humidity we wanted.
4 - very easy to clean and solid construction
So we brought it home, filled up the reservoir, plugged it in and it has been great ever since. Looking forward to a long service life from this unit. Sorry for no picture, but hey, its a humidifier!
November 29, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Joey Broke the first night
Broke the first night, about 2 hours' worth of use. I spent hours reading the manual and resetting it per the manual - it turns on but no steam/humidity will come out, no matter what. This is an old design (same as my unit from early 90s) that clearly has not been improved upon at all. For the short time it did work, it was very loud, significantly loud to disturb sleep and much louder than any humidifier I've ever had.
Don't waste your time or money! Thank goodness I bought it at Home Depot so I can return easily.
November 19, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 Warm Mist Humidifier Model #SWM6002
We bought two of these humidifiers right before winter started here in Chicago. We absolutely love them! However, just the other day, my unit of only 3 months decided to just STOP working! No rhyme / No reason. Just stopped. After trying several things (emptying out, cleaning inside, changing electrical sockets to plug into, we just had to return it to Home Depot. Unfortunately, because it is now March 1st, there were virtually none left to replace this unit. I will most likely purchase 1 or 2 on line now (one will be a spare). It is unfortunate that after only 3 months a brand new unit would stop working.
I do agree with others about the filling of this unit. It is a bit awkward and I would hope the designers could come up with a better way of filling. But other than that and the fact it only lasted 3 months, we love our Model SWM6002 and will be purchasing another or two to have on the ready when next winter shows up.
March 1, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by TimNT Too noisy for a bedroom
I really wanted to like this product - it has a humidistat and high and low settings which is tough to find, and had a great price. It humidified the room fine and worked fine, didn't need filters, and was very easy to take apart for cleaning, but my wife and I could not stand the noise. Another reviewer said it sounded like a popcorn machine, and that is literally what it sounds like on high. It kept making intermittent loud "pops" and we couldn't sleep. Low was tolerable but what good is it if it can't be used on high? This would probably work fine in a living room or someplace noise is not an issue (or for a very sound sleeper), but we had to return it.
December 31, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ADfromVA Good humidifier
It's Winter time in Virginia....
Our whole house humidifier recently broke. My wife and I started getting severely itchy and dry skin. Fingers and hands were cracking wide open and no amount of hand lotion would rehydarate the skin. The skin on my face and forehead was flaking off like snowflakes until I bought this humidifier.
We have an old Cape Cod house with wood floors and the floor boards were starting to splinter out like knife blades from being so dry.
I keep the unit in the main floor hallway between the bedroom and living room. I leave it on High 24/7 and have to refill it 2 times per day. It's capacity is a little over 2 gallons total, so 4 gallons of water into the air daily does a better job than the whole house unit use to do. The dry, itchy and flaky skin were gone within a week, the floor stopped creaking and my 2 dogs love the sound and feel of it. They nap next to it all day.
The air quality in the house is much better than ever before. I haven't used hand lotion in 3 weeks and have no signs of dry skin.
This is a great humidifier. It's doing a great job elevating the humidity on the 750 sq/ft main level, 750 sq/ft carpeted basement that doesn't shock you anymore and the 750 sq/ft attic and main floors are not splintering anymore.
Cleaning is easy. The tank is still clean after a month. Once a week I have to take the pump/motor out and clean off the white scale (mineral deposits) from the heating element and the base tray. The unit comes apart with the twist of a switch. It takes about 5 minutes to rinse the base and clean the heater element.
I use thermometers with hygrometers throughout the house to monitor the humidity levels. When the main floor hits 50%, I shut off, or turn to lowest setting the unit.
January 13, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 460kitty Owned Before
This is the third one of these that I have owner. It is the perfect size for our house. They usually last around 4 years. This unit is sometimes noisy so I would not recommend it for a bedroom. It works great in our family room.
January 20, 2015