Product Reviews - Humidifier

Honeywell HE300A1005 – TrueEASE Fan Powered Humidifier 18 GPD with Automatic HumidiPRO Humidistat

March 8, 2016 • By

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Honeywell HE300A1005 – TrueEASE Fan Powered Humidifier 18 GPD with Automatic HumidiPRO Humidistat

The Honeywell HCM-350 is ultra-quiet. This humidifier does not have an automatic shut-off control. While it is larger than some other humidifiers, this device is very quiet, and it offers clean and cool mist for your home.

The Honeywell HCM-350 humidifier provides reliable relief from ongoing allergy and dry skin symptoms. This evaporative humidifier uses about 2 gallons of water a day and features germ-fighting technology to help ensure that the mist being dispersed into your home is free from germs and dust.

The Basics

This cool-mist humidifier can offer many benefits when your loved ones are suffering from colds, flu or allergies. The Honeywell HCM-350 is a good humidifier for a baby or if you have other young children in the home. The cool mist it produces is ideal with children in the house because, unlike some warm-mist humidifiers, there is no hot steam nor any hot water that could potentially scald your youngsters if the unit is accidentally tipped over.

Unlike an ultrasonic humidifier that produces mist through a vibration process, this model is an evaporative humidifier. It operates by pushing air through a wick that sits in water. In the HMC-350, the wick is quite large and allows water to evaporate more efficiently than it would with smaller wicks. While this unit does not have a humidistat, it does have a self-regulating feature that adjusts its output automatically and gives you the maximum amount of humidity possible.

This humidifier is very quiet. On low or medium speed, it is practically silent. If you place it right next to your bed and put it on high speed, you may hear the sound of the fan running quietly. The white noise that this produces is still gentle enough that it may actually help you sleep more soundly.

Honeywell takes two steps to ensure that this unit only provides you with clean moisture. First, the HCM-350 uses ultraviolet light to kill any bacteria and viruses lurking in your water. Second, Honeywell’s filter is also treated with an antimicrobial process to help prevent the growth of germs and fungus. Although you still have to clean your unit regularly and change filters to maintain optimal performance, the filters are easy to replace, and good maintenance gives you peace of mind of knowing you are not spreading cold and flu bugs that may be circulating in your home’s air.

Measuring over 18 inches long, this humidifier is bulkier than most. However, its design includes a shatterproof plastic body that is dishwasher-safe. This more than makes up for its slightly larger size. It has a translucent strip down the side of the machine that allows you to see when the water is low, which is essential for this model, as it does not have an automatic shut-off feature. It also comes with a built-in handle that makes it easy to lift and carry. One of its most useful features is that the tank sits flat in your kitchen sink. The tank opening is also large, making it easy to fill quickly.

If you run into any difficulties, you can seek customer support from Honeywell via phone or email, and you can check the downloadable user manual on the manufacturer’s website. Honeywell covers this device with a three-year warranty.

The Verdict

The Honeywell HCM-350 is an ultra-quiet humidifier that provides soothing and clean moisture through its safe and cool mist. Although this unit is slightly larger than humidifiers of similar coverage, it offers effective relief from the dry air in your home.