Good afternoon my lovelies! I hope you all (who celebrate) had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Can you believe 2016 is right around the corner, now?! It’s crazy how fast time flies by. Randy and I will be saying “I do” in only eleven months! 😱
I received a lovely gift in the mail on Friday, compliments of Honeywell; it’s one of their extra large/multi-room humidifiers. The only catch?… I have to write a review. Please note, while I received this product for free of charge, all opinions are my own. Let’s get right to it; shall we?
I’m from the South, specifically Savannah, Georgia. Humidity levels there are well into the 90’s most of the year, even hitting 100% most of the time. It’s great for skin, soothing nasal passages, and throats, but horrible for your hair! Eugh. That being said, I’d LOVE to have some of that humidity here in Chicago. Since moving here, and especially now that the weather is getting colder and the air is getting dryer, my hair is in superb condition! But my nose and throat have been getting dry, sore, and scratchy. Before I knew I’d be receiving this gem in the mail, I mentioned to Randy that we should invest in a nice humidifier. This one arrived at the perfect time.
•How Evaporative Humidification Works• A wicking filter (included) inside the humidifier absorbs water from the reservoir. A fan pulls dry air from the room into the humidifier when it passes through the wicking filter. The filter captures minerals and other impurities from the water, before the moisture is evaporated back into the dry room with the help of the fan. The amount of moisture output depends on many factors, including the current room humidity and temperature. As the humidity level in the room increases, the moisture output decreases, which prevents over humidification.
•Easy to Use• It can’t get much simpler than this design. It was easy to assemble, I was done in less than five minutes. Remove your wicking filter, run it in your sink under cool water until it’s well saturated, place it back into the base of the humidifier, fill up your water tanks, set it to the highest humidity level, and that’s it; you’re good to go. The two water tanks are removable, meaning you can carry them to your bath tub or sink to fill them. This particular model holds up to three gallons of water, and we get about 24 hours of continuous use out of both tanks.
•Smart Design• I love that there is an adjustable humidistat. It automatically turns the humidifier on and off to maintain the set humidity level of your choice. When you first use it, set the humidity level knob to the highest setting and allow it to run for about an hour, or until a comfortable humidity level is reached. Then turn the knob to the left to begin decreasing the humidity level, and once the humidity reached indicator light turns green (see below), leave it be; this is your desired humidity level. Now that your desired humidity level is set, the humidifier will automatically turn back on when your room drops below this comfort setting and automatically turn on again when the comfort setting is reached. If you want continuous operation, simply set the knob to high. When your water tanks are empty, the humidifier will turn off and an orange refill indicator light will come on. Refill your tanks and you’re set. I’ve read a couple of reviews that state there was a problem with leakage, but I haven’t had a problem with ours and it has been going continuously for three days. It is important to keep this humidifier on a solid, level surface. I’m keeping ours on the floor. So far so good!
•Where to Find• Wal•Mart and Amazon are your best bets for finding this humidifier. They retail for around $130.00, but are currently on sale for only $99.99! They’re available in black or white. I received the black option, which is perfect for our home; all of our furniture is black.
•Should You Purchase?• I highly recommend it. Randy and I are going to purchase one to keep in our bedroom. One is perfect for our living room, dining room, kitchen, and hall. The quality is great; it’s sturdy, and made of extra hard materials, making it difficult to crack or break. It is a rather large unit, but I don’t mind considering the amount of time it stays on and how well it works. Bottom line, it’s worth the asking price and we’re happy with the result. 😊
Replacement Filter: Honeywell HC-14 Series, Filter E