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Holmes Ultrasonic Humidifier

Holmes ultrasonic humidifierHolmes is a leading distributor of a range of air purifiers, fans, heaters and humidifiers. The most popular Holmes ultrasonic humidifier is the Holmes HM495-UC Ultrasonic Medium-Room Humidifier (picture), which retails for around $50.

According to a product description:

The unit produces a cool mist that can be seen and felt, plus it offers variable mist control with its easy-to-use control dial. A full tank will emit moisture for up to 24 hours, and the permanent filter washes clean easily and can be reused so it never has to be replaced. In addition, the filter traps impurities from the air thanks to its Microban antimicrobial protection, which inhibits the growth of odor-causing bacteria and mold.

The Holmes humidifier has attracted 54 Amazon.com customer reviews (at the time of writing), and it must be conceded that they are a mixed bunch. Only 20 of them are four-star or five-star reviews, while fully 29 of the reviewers rate the product just one star or two stars.

Here is a five-star review:

I've owned this humidifier for over a year now and I am in the process of looking for it on sale to replace all my other ones in the home. It's filterless so I haven't had to worry about moldy smells or finding a filter in the middle of winter at ridiculous prices. Anywho, this one is in my kids' room and I keep it at a low setting and it gives off this soft hum that actually drowns out other home noises.

I fill it up every third day and I haven't had problems with water spilling or any other malfunction (like I've read in other reviews). Once a month I clean the base with a clorox wipe and I'm set. I also add an anti microbial solution (from Kaz)every time I refill it and it helps keep it clean and odorless.

And a useful one-star review:

I bought two of these humidifiers, one 2 years ago and one last year. The 2 year old model has just died - the o-ring has broken and the rubber valve has turned into slush. The 1 year old item is still going, let's see.

Among other problems, this humidifier deposited a fine mist all over my room and since it didn't have a hygrostat sometimes I'd wake up with a fog in the room because of excessive humidification. This is dangerous to upholstery and carpeting, can cause mold.

I've since done some research and found that what one should look for in a humidifier is:

* A hygrostat which can turn the humidifier off when it reaches desired levels of humidity (uses less water and energy that way too)

* If you live in a hard water area, some de-mineralization solution to keep the humidifier from misting all the walls / mirrors / etc. in the room

* Some anti-bacterial solution which prevents them from growing in the standing water

I've now bought an Air-o-Swiss model which does the above, at 4 times the cost of the Holmes model. It runs like a charm, will report next year on its durability.

* Get More Information and the Latest Prices on Holmes Ultrasonic Humidifier Products.

See also my report Buyers Guide to the Best Humidifiers.

And for the latest information, and to see what other customers are buying, check out the following Amazon.com best-seller lists (which are updated hourly):

* Home & Garden - Best-Sellers in Humidifiers

* Health & Baby Care - Best-Sellers in Humidifiers & Vaporizers

* Health & Personal Care - Best-Sellers in Air Filtration Systems, Humidifiers & Vaporizers

* Home & Garden - Best-Sellers in Replacement Filters

February 26th, 2010

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