Honeywell HWM 950
PERFORMANCE - 86%
DESIGN - 77%
FEATURES - 60%
EASE OF USE - 91%
CAPACITY - 81%
Honeywell HWM 950 performs extremely well considering its small price, but it does lack a lot of convenience features.
Nowadays, most products fall into one of two categories: expensive and durable or cheap and of poor quality. As a result, most people are reluctant to buy cheap devices, unless they only need them for a short period of time. While this logic generally applies to humidifiers as well, there are a few exceptions. A humidifier can be cheap and durable, as long as it is not too sophisticated. Honeywell HWM 950 is a cheap humidifier which manages to adjust the humidity levels in a room with minimum effort. While it does not have fancy features such as humidistats, filters and filter indicators, this uncomplicated device is very efficient in relieving respiratory problems and dry skin symptoms. It even has a medication compartment. Furthermore, most customers who bought this device were very satisfied with it and even stated that it works well in the second and third year of use. At only $29, this humidifier is definitely a bargain.
The Honeywell HWM 950 humidifier is very efficient, very quiet and requires little maintenance. The evaporation technology rends a filter useless as most bacteria die through boiling. Nevertheless, the fact that this humidifier does not have a filter can cause certain deposits on the interior parts. The 1-gallon reservoir tank is easy to open and can be refilled with minimum effort. The device even features a red light which indicates when the tank needs to be refilled. It is best suited for medium to large rooms of up to 1,050 sq. ft. It has a 3-gallon mist output per day and it can run up to 12 hours without needing a refill. It is very easy to operate as it only features 2 performance settings. The automatic shut-off feature turns the device off when the water drops below the minimum level. The medicine cup allows you to use the humidifier with liquid inhalers in order to relieve symptoms caused by respiratory problems. The parts and labor are covered for three years, an extended warranty which we rarely see in a humidifier.
As we mentioned above, most customers who bought the Honeywell HWM 950 humidifier were not just satisfied, but amazed to discover such quality and efficiency in such a cheap device. As with all evaporation humidifiers, it is best to keep this humidifier away from children’s reach and to turn it off when you leave the house. Even if a humidifier is equipped with an automatic shut off, you never know when something can malfunction and cause a fire. The lack of a filter is rather bothersome as the diffused mist can cause an unpleasant white dust which settles on the furniture. However, this depends on the hardness of the used water.