You do not, however, have to worry that the room might become so hot. The humidifier will just generate the heat that you are comfortable with, allowing you to enjoy a peaceful sleep. This means you will not have to wake up in the middle of the night to drink water like I was doing when using other humidifiers. Its design is perfect, with low vents which blow all moist right under your bed.
Its power consumption is also reasonable in spite of its effectiveness. The heating unit is so efficient and draws little power. Unlike other humidifiers in the market today, Holmes Warm Mist Humidifier HWM6008-NUM also comes with a portable water container that is also easily refillable. I should also mention the handle that is strategically placed on top and bottom of the container.
To avoid disappointments, you should clean out the area near the heating element on a regular basis. I did not know this until one day I realized the humidifier was not working well as it used to. It is when I opened it up that I found a lot of calcium deposits and mineral around the heating element. I guess this was so because I use tap water which of course has several minerals. The good thing with this Holmes Warm Mist Humidifier HWM6008-NUM when it comes to cleaning is that it is very easy to open and clean.
Even if you might have your preferences for cleaning agents, I find calcium, lime and rust remover very effective in cleaning the heating element. In fact, the manufacturer recommends you soak the heating chamber in vinegar at least once a week to remove any scale build-up, especially when you are using hard water.
Since I started using this Holmes Warm Mist Humidifier HWM6008-NUM, I can confidently say that it has really helped my family stay free from cold symptoms. Before putting the baby in the room, I turn it on low to accumulate humidity. For the night when the baby is asleep, I turn it on high. From my experience with the humidifier, I have to know why some people gave negative reviews about it. For instance, some complained of water collecting under the tank. This is true but can be controlled by unplugging, emptying and drying it.
· Color: White
· Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 29 x 14.6 inches
· Item Weight: 4.5 pounds
· Shipping Weight: 4.7 pounds
· Manufacturer: Holmes
· ASIN: B009U5APRE
· Item model number: HWM6008-NUM
· Customer Reviews: 4.9 out of 5 stars
· Designed for small rooms
· Runs up to 24-hours per tank-filling
· Warm mist
· 1.7-gallon tank capacity
· 2.3-gallon tank
· Two speed setting
· Filter-free operation
· Antimicrobial product protection
· Dishwasher safe
· Two speed-settings for optimal comfort
· Filter Free
· Dishwasher-safe base
Customer Questions & Answers
Question: Does this model have a fan?
Answer: No fan... Just boils the water out as a warm mist.
Question: Does this have an auto turn off when it gets empty?
I can confidently say that I am very impressed with this Holmes Warm Mist Humidifier HWM6008-NUM humidifier. I no longer have problems with leaks. You should not, however, over tighten the valve as this may result in leaks. With the humidifier in my room, I can now breathe deeply without congestion. However, for people with carpet, the humidifier should not be placed on the floor to avoid dampening of the carpet.
Holmes Warm Mist Humidifier HWM6008-NUM has a germ killing technology that dispenses 99.9% germ-free moisture. It has the capability to kill bacteria, fungus, viruses, mold spores and mold through ultraviolet technology. It also has a Quiet Care technology which helps it to operate 25% more quietly compared to other traditional models. It is able to run for a whole day with a single water reservoir filling of 2 gal holding. This is efficient for medium-sized room.
Holmes Warm Mist Humidifier HWM6008-NUM is dependable and works great. The fact that you can add an inhalant helps when users have stuffy noses. The humidifier is worth your money. You should, however, remember to maintain it properly at all times for the best performance. I am sure you will like it the moment you try it out.