I've been looking everywhere for a new humidifier for my bedroom, but most of the reviews I've read on line turned me away. I purchased two from a big box store and returned them both because of the poor quality and high level of noise. I've had a Kenmore unit in my living room for years and decided to see what Sears had. I knew I chose the right one the minute I turned the unit on. Just the right amount of "white noise" to help me sleep at night. Features include 3 speeds for a manual setting, 3 speeds for an automatic setting and a timer. More than I will ever use. I'm sure this will last as long as my older unit and will run just as well. I love this machine!!! Would highly recommed it to anyone.
I ran it several nights without issue. Then it wouldn't raise the humidity above 21 according to the read-out and said the filter needed changed. I removed it and turned it over and it ran for one night (about 8 hours) and again indicated filter needed changed and wouldn't show a reading above 21. Seems like you would probably have to replace the filter at least once a week to have it function properly. I'm ordering one new filter to try again. If it performs the same way again, it will be in the trash. It's also a bit louder than I expected.
Have a Holmes brand unit almost identical to this that uses the same filter so I thought this would be a good replacement for our second humidifier which broke last winter.
I was so happy with mine that I bought one for my son & his family. It's hard to find a humidifier that actually puts out the water. This one does the job. In our part of the country the water is extremely hard and the filters need to be changed fairly often (about I per month) which keeps the water output at a high level.