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AIRCARE EP9 500 Digital Whole-House Pedestal-Style Evaporative Humidifier, Nutmeg
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- Digital humidistat automatically maintains your desired humidity level with digital accuracy
- Easy Front Fill Pour-In Design - no tanks to carry
- 9 fan speeds allows you to select your ideal performance level
- Home Decor Series features natural tile insert which serves as a decorative base for plant, vase, or figurine
- Tile can also be replaced with any standard 12 inch x 12 inch tile to match your room's decor
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AIRCARE Pedestal Evaporative Humidifier, EP9500
This espresso evaporative humidifier from AIRCARE is sure to complement any decor. It has an easy-fill tank design. This humidifier works to add invisible moisture to your environment by moving dry air through a saturated wick filter.
Benefits of Humidication
Evaporative humidifiers are a great solution for adding much needed humidity to dry indoor air. By raising indoor relative humidity levels to 43% or above, 86% of airborne flu virus particles are rendered powerless. Maintaining proper humidity levels also helps treat allergy symptoms by soothing dryness, itchiness, and irritation in the nose, nasal passages, sinuses, mouth, throat, and eyes. Many people think pet hair is the cause of allergies, but in reality, the cause of allergens from pets is actually from their dander. Adding moisture to the air reduces pet dander and other airborne allergens. Properly humidified environments can decrease or eliminate static electricity, reducing the chance of damage to sensitive electronic equipment like laptops, desktop computers, tablets, TV’s, stereo systems, etc. Evaporative Humidification not only produces comfortable/healthy air, it is also an extremely effective way to save money on energy cost. Adding humidity to the air allows you to remain comfortable at lower thermostat settings. "The rule of thumb is that you can save about 3% on your heating bill for every degree that you set back your thermostat," says Bill Prindle, deputy director for the non-profit American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. This means evaporative humidification could save you up to 10% on your energy bill.
- Up to 2,400 sq. ft. coverage.
- Up to 60 hours runtime.
- 3.5 gallon water capacity.
- Digital display
- 9 fan speeds
- Customizable humidity settings and auto shutoff.
- Refill and check filter indicator.
- Casters for easy mobility.
- Easy front fill pour-in design.
- Built in USA of domestic and imported parts.
- ETL approved
|Square Foot Coverage||Up to 2,300 sq. ft.||Up to 2,300 sq. ft.||Up to 2,700 sq. ft.||Up to 2,400 sq. ft.||Up to 2,400 sq. ft.|
|Runtime||Up to 70 hours||Up to 70 hours||Up to 70 hours||Up to 60 hours||Up to 60 hours|
|Tank Capacity||6 gallons||6 gallons||6 gallons||3.5 gallons||3.5 gallons|
|Customizable Humidity Settings||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Water Refill Indicator||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Pour-in Fill Reservoir||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
Our innovative pedestal humidifier with stylish surface insert is sure to compliment 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. With a doctor's approval increased humidity can reduce asthma and allergy symptoms. 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.
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Nine fan speeds are really nice - at the low setting the fan noise isn't noticeable (nice!) but the top speed sounds like an angry buzz saw. Great for when we're not home...
Absolutely no problem filling this, just shine a flashlight into the filler door and the max fill line is clearly visible.
The only con I have is that it is putting out about 3 gallons a day, maximum, not the 9 gallons advertised. The humidity tends to drop a few percent on the single-digit temperature days.
The main problem for many will be as noted by others it is noisy at high speeds I would not recommend this unit where you need the full rated 9 Gal of moisture output and the unit needs to be located in a living area where noise will be a problem. Maximum output would require the fastest and noisiest fan speed. That said we need about 3 to 6 gal per day and get that easily at a fan speed of 2 to 5 of the 9 speeds available (9 the fastest). The unit is located in the middle of the open main living area but a spot no one sits next to. Reading, watching TV etc, 8 to 10 feet away the noise is not bothersome at these speeds.
On many humidifiers there are a lot of poor ratings with their roots in a lack of understanding of humidity and what drives the need for it. First off humidity does not stay in one room unless it is sealed and with no air movement from the furnace. Most houses have forced air heating which moves all the air in the house around when it runs taking with it the moisture generated by the humidifier whether it is called a room or whole house model. How much moisture is needed (in terms of gallons per day that humidifiers are rated in) is not easy to determine without trial and error. It depends heavily on the houses insulation and sealing and is even affected by the type of heat used. The square footage ratings are useless without taking those things into account. For example this unit is rated at 2000 sq ft, but we have 3000 sq ft and only need about half of the maximum output. Those ratings are based on what is considered an average house.
Humidity goes down when you heat air. The more it is reheated and the higher it is heated the lower the humidity goes. Every bit of cold air leaking in must be heated driving down the humidity and the humidity we just added leaks out someplace else. We add moisture constantly via showers, clothes washing and breathing, so if the house was tight enough and insulted enough we would not need to add any. If your house is better insulated and sealed than the average they used for the rating it will need less moisture added above what we normally create. If it is an old house with little insulation and many leaks it may need much more. The type of heat makes a difference because some heat larger quantities of air to a lower temperatures. Gas furnaces heat less air to much higher air temperatures than a geothermal system even though both can get the average temperature to the same temperature. To complicate matters more a new house has a lot of moisture in the structure that can take as much as 2-3 years to get out and into the house so if it is new the need will change.
Even though humidity migrates on its own and with air movement ideally it should be added to the house in the area it is usually lowest. Plenty will then migrate to where it is needed a bit less.
All of this requires some testing with hydrometers and or some trial and error to determine how much moisture you need to add. My experience says after you have an idea how much is needed it is better to go high than risk being low on capability to add moisture. It will not only run less, but also do a better job. Bigger console units like this one also have better more efficient filters for dispensing moisture that last longer with less cleaning than those in small portable units..