User review of the AIRCARE 831000 humidifier is a very simple design that is surprisingly easy to maintain and fill. To fill the humidifier you remove the entire top of the unit and set it off to the side.
The bottom of it has four wheels that you can roll around even with a full load of water. I typically roll the bottom half of the humidifier over to the sink and fill it with the sink spray hose. You don’t need to use purified water since there are no intricate parts that can clog.
It’s basically a bucket of water with a fan and a wicking filter.
I rinse the filter off with hot water each time I fill it. Salt collets of the filter wick pad from my water softener so I always try to rinse it off. It’s been two months with this filter and I’m probably going to replace it soon since it’s becoming discolored.
The humidity sensor is on the cord away from the fan which gives it a fairly accurate reading of the humidity in the room. The fan has 3 settings, low, medium, and high. I leave my fan on low unless I need to increase the humidity quickly. The fan on medium creates some vibration which has more noise and vibration than the high setting.
You can set the humidity level you want in your home on the panel. When you unplug it and replug it in it reset the humidity level to the default 60% every time. It has a filter monitor that after so many hours it will remind you to check the filter. To reset the filter all you have to do is unplug the cord for 10 minutes.
Overall it’s really is a great humidifier. It maintains the 50% I set it for a 2,000 sq ft 2 story house. It works better than a whole house humidifier I installed into the duct work at my old residence. I only need to refill the bucket every 3 days which is considerably less than a small humidifier I was trying to make do with. I would definitely not hesitate to buy this model. It does the job well and simply which means less thing to go wrong down the road. The filters are also readily available and fairly inexpensive.
Description and specifications from the manufacturer:
AIRCARE Evaporative Humidifier Space-Saver, 831000
6-gal. water capacity
Up to 2,700 sq. ft. coverage
Up to 8.5-gal. daily output
3-speed motor with digital controls and display
Adjustable humidistat and auto shutoff
Water refill and check filter indicators
Casters for easy mobility
Convenient top pour-in door
Use of Essick Air 1970 bacteria treatment controls bacteria/algae build-up
Built in USA of domestic and imported parts
Replacement Wick: AIRCARE 1043 Super Wick (included with purchase)
2 Year Limited Warranty
This Space-Saver humidifier from AIRCARE is sure to complement any decor. Our humidifiers work by adding invisible moisture to your environment by moving dry air through a saturated wick. Maintaining proper humidity levels between 30-50% in your home/office/workplace has been scientifically proven to help prevent the flu and allergies. Proper humidity hydrates your skin, alleviates dry eyes, scratchy throats and can reduce snoring. It also protects fine furniture, musical instruments, collectibles and wood floors. Proper humidity makes you feel warmer allowing you to lower your thermostat setting which will save money. Use of a ceiling fan helps distribute moisture output.
Dimensions (Overall): 12.5 Inches (H) x 12.5 Inches (W) x 17.5 Inches (D)
Weight: 14 Pounds
Features: 3 Power Levels, Adjustable Humidity Control, Automatic Shut-Off, Refill Indicator
Misting Type: Cool Mist
Capacity (Volume): 6 Gallon
Moisture Output: 8.5 Gallon
Number of Settings: 3
Room Size Range: 2500-3000 sq. ft.
Run Time per Fill: 70 hours
Volts Required: 120 volts
Power Source: Electric
Battery: No Battery Used
Warranty: 1 Year Limited Warranty. To obtain a copy of the manufacturer’s or supplier’s warranty for this item prior to purchasing the item, please call Target Guest Services at 1-800-591-3869
Item Number (DPCI): 085-18-3484