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No - this unit adds humidity through evaporation, so there is no white dust. I have used humidifiers for at least 6 years and have found this Essick unit to be the best one for providing multiple room humidity without modifying the whole house HVAC system.
By C. Williams on October 13, 2013
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Mine did the same thing when I received it. I called the factory in AR and they told me to turn the fan unit upside down and find a silver bar about 2" long. Spring the bar down a little so it will make contact with the water float directly beneath. Spring it ever so slightly and then a second or third time if neces… see more Mine did the same thing when I received it. I called the factory in AR and they told me to turn the fan unit upside down and find a silver bar about 2" long. Spring the bar down a little so it will make contact with the water float directly beneath. Spring it ever so slightly and then a second or third time if necessary so as not to damage the switch. Once I did that the fan could be identified as F1, F2, F3, F4, or A. Be sure to plug and unplug the unit each time an adjustment is made so the machine can reset. see less
By Al on December 24, 2014
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I've used the bactericide for 3 years in a small house and no lung problems. I believe the bactericide stays in the paper wick as opposed to being blown into the air. Without it the wick could get moldy and mold is definite NOT good for the lungs.
By Jane Trotter on November 18, 2014
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I have used this on the mid-level only, and have it located in the room next to our kitchen. I barely notice when it comes on, and never hear it when watching TV in the adjacent room. I have not set it to the highest level.
By Norma M. Milne on November 16, 2014
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I've owned a unit about two years. I replaced the filter after year 1 and just replaced it the second time. The unit seemed to work OK, but the filter does get a little "grungy". I'd say replace at least once a year (I only run the unit during the winter and early Spring months-November to April)
By JohnCL on November 29, 2013
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By Juggernaut on December 1, 2014
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Yes, it has a very effective fan system. It does humidify the whole house if you can place it near the furnace intake.
By Lee R on November 9, 2014
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Have an Essick Air MA1201. Works great with one exception - the auto humidistat DOES NOT WORK. So we get to control the humidity level by using the on/off button, which also means we are reluctant to leave the unit on overnight or if we will be out of the house for an extended period of time. Have tried to get assis… see more Have an Essick Air MA1201. Works great with one exception - the auto humidistat DOES NOT WORK. So we get to control the humidity level by using the on/off button, which also means we are reluctant to leave the unit on overnight or if we will be out of the house for an extended period of time. Have tried to get assistance from Essick Air but have found their Customer Service/Technical Support doesn't. Response to first call was - "humidistat needs more time to calibrate". Follow up phone calls were disconnected. No response to a subsequent email, and now waiting for a response to a letter. see less
By Ron K. on December 12, 2014
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At start up mine needs water about every 18 hours. Once the humidity has risen, it needs water about every 36 hours.
By Harry on January 21, 2014
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The unit is not designed to be disassembled in the fan motor area. We recommend using compressed air for cleaning.
By Stacey@Essick Air Products on May 25, 2016