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.
We've found that the humidistat on the unit is not accurate, about 4% off. Make the mental adjustment and it's great. Also the filter replacement guide on the top of the unit is not accurate. The filter is far from needing replacement yet the guide on top says "replace." We'd still recommend the unit; it fact, we bought another one.
My Sunbeam humidifier stopped working after many years. I wanted a humidifier with at least a 2 gallon tank because I only want to fill the tank once a day. This humidifier has a 2 gallon tank. I also like the tank because it's clear and you can see the water level. I wanted a unit that had a filter gauge, at least 3 speeds, a humidity gauge to set the level and a gauge that tells you the humidity level in the room. This unit has everything I wanted. It is made by Sunbeam, so it's very similar to my old unit. Additionally, I had at least 10 filters that I purchased last year. Those filters fit the new unit, so that was another plus. So far, the unit is working fine. I keep it on 3A speed during the day for maximum distribution and 1A at night, which is quieter for sleeping. The room is nearly 400 square feet, so I needed a unit designed for large rooms. This unit worked out perfectly.
This humidifier is wonderful. It hold 2 gallons of water and will run up to 24 hours. I love that you can set the humidity level as well. There are different speed settings which is very nice. You can hear it running, but it's not loud enough to bother me at all. This one is so much better than our old humidifier. So glad I made this purchase!
Very slow delivery and charged sales tax when not shipped from MN