Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier with Auto Shut-Off
- Automatic Shut-off
- 1-gallon capacity; operates up to 12 hours on a single filling
- Quiet operation. Soft glowing nightlight.
- 2 Comfort settings
- Medicine cup allows the use of Vicks Vaposteam or Kaz Inhalent to produce a medicated vapor that sooths
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- Whisper quiet operation won't disturb your sleep.
- Convenient carrying handle.
- Tank floor designed to drain completely, no standing water.
- Softglow nightlight.
- No filters required.
- Auto shut-off.
Warm Mist Humdifier
How it Works
The tank feeds water in the boiling chamber where it is heated to a pure steam vapor. The vapor is up to 95% bacteria-free and has no white dust. The steam vapor mixes with dry air in the cooling chamber. The warm moist air is released into the room.
- Medicine cup for use with Vicks VapoSteam.
- Translucent tank shows water level - operates at least 12 hours on a single filling.
- Power switch with two output settings. High for maximum moisture or larger rooms. Low maintains a comfortable humidity level in average-sized rooms.
As cold temperatures set in, humidity levels drop, cold air is unable to hold as much moisture as warm air. Because of this, when we heat our home the relative humidity levels can drop to as low as 10%. This is drier than the Sahara Desert, and can lead to drier skin, as well as nose and throat discomfort. It can also cause static electricity, and plants and furniture to dry out. Some people experience discomfort when humidity levels are lower than 25%. A comfortable humidity level should be between 40-60%.
Humidity Reduces the Survival of Flu and Viruses on Surfaces
In the fight against the flu, your home is a major battleground. Millions of flu particles can linger in the air and on surfaces we touch day in and day out. Recent studies suggest that humidifiers may play an important role in reducing the survival of the flu virus. Studies have shown that keeping indoor air at an RH level of 40-60% reduces the survival of flu viruses on surfaces and in the air.*
*A study by Environmental Health and Engineering (Environmental Health 2010, 9:55) shows that keeping air at relative humidity levels between 40-60% can reduce survival of flu viruses on surfaces and in the air. Humidifiers can help achieve and maintain this humidity level.
Recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics
While there is no cure for the common cold, fortunately, there are things parents can do to make children and themselves feel more comfortable. Using a humidifier is definitely one of them. In fact, when a child comes down with a cold the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends running a cool mist humidifier to provide temporary relief from cough and congestion for better breathing and a more comfortable sleep.
For Additional Relief
Medicine cup allows the use of Vicks Vaposteam or Kaz Inhalant to produce a medicated vapor that soothes and helps to relieve coughs.
|Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier||Vicks SweetDreams Cool Mist Humidifier||Vicks Filter Free Cool Mist Humidifier||Vicks Starry Night Cool Mist Humidifier||Vicks Warm Steam Vaporizer||Vicks Mini Filter Free Cool Mist Humidifier|
|Tank Capacity||1.0 Gallon||1.0 Gallon||1.2 Gallons||1.0 Gallon||1.5 Gallons||0.5 Gallons|
|Recommended Room Size||Medium||Medium||Medium||Medium||Medium||Small|
|Run Time||Up to 12 Hours||Up to 24 Hours||Up to 33 Hours||Up to 24 Hours||18-24 Hours||Up to 20 Hours|
|Warranty||3 Years||3 Years||3 Years||3 Years||3 Years||3 Years|
|Dimensions (LxWxH)||12.00" x 7.90" x 14.20"||11.20" x 11.00" x 13.00"||9.50" x 8.50" x 12.10"||11.38" x 11.34" x 13.19"||8.10" x 11.30" x 12.25"||9.72" x 9.72" x 10.43"|
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Top Customer Reviews
1) This item is being shipped from a warehouse to your home. If it arrives broken, cracked, leaking or damaged in any way, contact Amazon- they offer one of the best return policies around. This is an issue with whoever shipped it, not a reason to leave a one-star rating.
2) This is a HUMIDIFIER and uses tap water and electricity to create a heated mist. Should you be horrified to find mold or mildew? NO. Does it require regular maintenance and cleaning? YES. There is no way around it. If you allow water to sit, mold will grow. If you use tap water, there is a good chance you will have mineral deposits. Inspect the humidifier each time you fill it.
When you re-fill the tank, give it a good rinsing out. It if smells, add a teaspoon of bleach, swish it around and dump it out.
If it has deposits around the heating element, pour vinegar into the bottom, let it sit for a few hours, take a small toothbrush to it and rinse it out.
If it has deposits on the plastic pieces, remove them from the unit and soak them in vinegar, same as above. It is not difficult to disassemble at all.
It is a fact of life, humidifiers need to be cleaned and maintained.
3) This is a very INEXPENSIVE humidifier.Read more ›
I have no complaints.
On the low setting, it's about as loud as a pot of water boiling in the next room. On the high setting, it might compete with a pot of water boiling in the same room. Every once in a while it gets a bit talkative, but that's rare and doesn't last long. I'm a light sleeper, and this unit never wakes me up.
On the low setting, a full tank of water lasts a little over 24 hours. On the high setting, it goes through in about 8 to 9 hours, perfect to run overnight.
The auto-shutoff works just fine, so i don't even bother turning it off before i leave the house.
It is a bit annoying to clean the unit, but that has a lot to do with the tap water here being less than perfectly clean. We switched to using filtered water, and now the humidifier is actually our way of knowing when to change the filter. When there's build-up on the heating element, the filter isn't working as well anymore.
The daily maintenance takes no more than a few minutes. The weekly maintenance takes longer, but that's mainly because you throw some of the pieces in to soak. It's maybe 10 minutes of effort, plus however long you want to soak the pieces.
In all, i'm very glad i purchased this unit. (And the water tank isn't nearly as blue as it looks in the picture.)
Anyhow, I wound up with this model (v745A) because it was supposed to be all purpose and being the winter here in the NE I thought warm rather than cool mist would be better. An added benefit with the warm mist is that you can add an inhalant and with my current cold that would help. I did have some concerns about whether this unit would be enough for my 16x16x10 room. Kaz only labels some of their boxes with the size room the unit is good for but this one does not say. All my observances below were made using this unit on the high setting.
BUILD: The unit itself is built OK nothing more (and I didn't expect more) but seems a little flimsy.
NOISE: OK, the noise. Come on people, this device boils water for steam, hence the name "Warm Mist".Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This product lasts forever - I bought it few years ago and it is so durable. We use this during the cold winters every day for the kids room. Read morePublished 22 hours ago by Mom of toddler and baby
The parts can be taken apart almost completely which makes this very easy to clean. The large water reservoir is big enough that I just need to refill every 3 days even if I have... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
I bought this hoping it was like my other one but it is not, I prefer the cool mist instead because I cannot tell much difference with this onePublished 6 days ago by MorrisKen
Works really good. Literally heats up the whole room, don't need to use it to the max.Published 7 days ago by Judith Pousada
Used this maybe a dozen times, and it just fell apart. Because we've had it more than a month, we can't return it. Poorly made, don't buy it!Published 8 days ago by Annie McG
Bought this because the air in my apartment is kinda dry during the winter. I liked it but after a couple of uses the handle of the water started to crack but crazy glue could fix... Read morePublished 11 days ago by BumbleBees
It's alright but it doesn't seem particularly strong to me. I need to keep the humidifier really close in order for it to work well. It's also a pain to clean every day!Published 13 days ago by CT