19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent solution, highly highly recommended, 19 Oct 2009
This is truly great humidity control for the bedroom. It has transformed my room and my sleep and probably represents my best-spent money this year. It is very quiet in the quieter of the two modes, and it is also nice to know that it is not consuming much power to do its job. It is easy to refill the tank (the unit can carry on working while you carry the tank away), which is large enough not to need frequent refilling anyway.
It uses true evaporation, not misting, so it does not leave a damp area around it like ultra-sonic misters do if you leave them on for a while. It is incredibley simple inside: a few plate-size rotating disks like very narrow water-wheels (they turn at about one rotation per minute) sitting in a pool of water, and a fan above blowing air onto the plates and out the side of the device. The electronics detect the humidity and switch off when you've reached the set desired level (and on again if humidity drops). I would definitely recommend getting the "D", the digitally controlled one.
I have a boiler in my room (in a cupboard with slatted doors) so if I close the windows, even if the heating is off, the air dries out very quickly. I used to wake up with a dry throat, dry eyes, and a bit of a headache.
I've owned a couple of ultrasonic humidifiers before and while, admittedly, they were cheaper than this one, they were no-where near as good. It also has good finishing touches like the ability to incorporate/retract some of the cable into the device so you can effectively adjust the length of the lead. Well, I could go on but you can tell, I think this product is a big victory.
One thing: be aware that it does not effect step-changes in humidity the way a big mister or steam humidifier might. It does its job slowly and is more something that you would just leave on all the time. When I first got it it took a long time to get up to a certain level, I think because everything in the room from blankets and mattrasses to clothes and carpets was absolutely bone-dry and was soaking up the moisture that the device was injecting.