Essick Air 4D7 300 Whole-House Console-Style Evaporative Humidifier

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Product features:

  • 5.5 gallon water tank with 13 gallon output per day
  • Built-in auto shut-off feature
  • Digital humidistat feature
  • Quiet nighttime setting
  • Casters wheels for easy movement
  • Suitable for rooms up to 2,700 square feet

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The Essick Air 4D7 300 Evaporative Console Humidifier is a whole house humidifier for up to 2,700 square feet. Its 5.5 gallon water tank is easily and neatly refilled via an included hose. As the name implies, it uses an evaporative system producing unheated, evaporative water thereby requiring less energy than steam or warm mist units and eliminating white dust spray and buildup. To clean and service, simply lift the power unit off the top of the humidifier. The evaporative wick filters out mineral deposits and just lifts right out for easy replacing.

Don’t let the 5.5 gallon water tank scare you off; this humidifier is actually equipped with two 2.75 gallon water bottles that easily fill using the included refill hose. And you know when it needs refilling thanks to the separate left and right “refill bottle” indicators. It uses replaceable two-stage AirCare filters to help remove airborne pollutants, giving you a much cleaner mist. Another feature that sets this humidifier apart from its competitors is the fact that it carries a two-year warranty on the motor and a one-year warranty on all other components, except for the wicks.

The only complaint seems to be with the noise, which is to be expected with an evaporative/fan-driven humidifier, and the manufacturer customer service. It can be a lengthy, slow, and frustrating process, but user reviews indicate that it’s worth it as the humidifier meets humidity demands thus providing relief from symptoms of itchy eyes, scratchy throat, dry skin, and chapped lips as well as prevents furniture and plants from becoming overly dry and reduces static electricity which protects computers and other electronics.

One thing to keep in mind whenever using a humidifier is the type of tap water you have. Almost all humidifiers are tap water safe; however, the harder your tap water, the more white-dust buildup you will get in the room as well as inside the humidifier. If this happens, simply switch to filtered or distilled water.