09.24.14

Honeywell Quiet Care Cool Moisture Multi Room Humidifier HCM-6009

Colorado is the most arid place I have ever lived. It is so dry that my skin is constantly on the verge of peeling and lets not even mention how chapped my lips are. It is a big adjustment up here in the mile high city. Every year I would buy a new humidifier, and every year I was disappointed because it just didn’t do what I needed it to. Our home has a central humidifier already, but the air is so dry that the bedrooms need additional ones. Our master bedroom is pretty large so I always bought the “Large Room” humidifiers – only to discover that it would need to be filled twice a day in order to keep the humidity in the room at 40%. I prefer 50%-60% though. Filling the tanks are a chore so having to do it more than once a day is torture.

After years of buying humidifiers only to end up throwing them out after a few months, I decided to invest in a more expensive one. I figured that I probably spend $90/year on filters and humidifiers so if I just bought a more expensive unit it may last longer. And it may even WORK the way I need it to. So I bought the Honeywell HCM-6009 at Walmart.com for around $70. The price fluctuates depending on the season.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Honeywell-Quiet-Care-Cool-Moisture-Multi-Room-Humidifier-HCM-6009/10779716

It is twice as large as anything I’ve owned before. It has 2 tanks that hold 1.7 gal of water, which means we fill one tank each evening. This humidifier took my room from 26% to 50% in 45 minutes. I can honestly say that I love this machine. It’s so simple and easy to clean, it works amazing, it is much quieter than some others I’ve owned, the list goes on. If something happened to this humidifier I would order a new one right away. The base has wheels so it’s easy to move it about the room. The filters are a bit more expensive $20-$30. I actually found an off brand on Amazon for $10 and they work fine. The only issue I’ve had would be mold and that was my fault. I left town for a while and the humidifier was just sitting there with stagnant water. The filter got moldy so I just tossed it and cleaned the rest with bleach and water. Again, it is super easy to clean. My skin has been so much happier now that it’s getting some moisture and it’s part of my skincare. I will never be without this humidifier – hopefully. Honeywell please don’t stop making this product!!!!!!!

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