Honeywell HCM-890 HumidifierIt's important for a room to have the proper balance of humidity in it, for the humans, pets, and even plants that are in there. Too much humidity and the air feels moist and uncomfortable. Too little humidity and skin dries up, mucous membranes dry up, eyes dry up, and poor health can result.
We have a variety of humidifiers we run in the winter because our heat is forced hot water. This causes the house to dry out fairly quickly. So we have humidifiers practically in every room during the winter. We got this Honeywell unit as a cheap solution for a back guest bedroom.
Unfortunately, cheap is right. It just doesn't perform nearly as well as any other humidifier we've tried. It is noisy. Far noisier than anything else we have. The options of off - high - low means the thing blasts away without any idea of if it's doing a good job or not. The air could be just fine! Or it could be really dry and need the high setting. I highly recommend getting one where you set the humidity level you want and let it do the balancing. That way you're never wasting electricity or money.
The container is fairly small. So you'll have to refill it regularly to keep it operating. Also, the curved top handle makes it a bit troublesome to set into a sink to fill it up.
All in all, I just wouldn't go with this. There are SO many other options out there that are well worth having.
But just in case you want to see the other poor reviews of this unit - Buy the Honeywell HCM-890 Humidifier from Amazon.com
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