Honeywell Humidifiers: Warm and Cool Mist Models
Honeywell humidifiers occupy a small space within a large inventory of products bearing the Honeywell brand. The company was born when an inventor by the name of Albert Butz developed a room temperature regulator called a damper flapper, one of the first of its kind.
Honeywell is now a multi-national corporation that has been hugely successful in almost all of its endeavors from designing aeronautical equipment to the more humble humidifier. However, the question remains: are Honeywell humidifiers any good?
Consumer reviews have been largely positive about Honeywell humidifiers, the warm mist humidifiers in particular, with the general consensus being that they are very quiet and, with proper maintenance, also very durable. There have been some complaints about certain models breaking but that is to be expected when buying mass produced goods.
The reason Honeywell warm mist humidifiers last so much longer than many other brands has been attributed to a cleverly designed ‘heating bowl’ which helps protect the heating element against the build-up of scale. Another innovative design has also ensured that Honeywell warm mist humidifiers are among the quietest on the market.
Most Honeywell warm mist humidifiers use the Venturi effect to disperse the ‘mist’ and so no fans are required, making them extremely quiet. The steam is pushed out through a narrowed “chimney” which increases the velocity of the steam thereby forcing it out further than it would otherwise reach.
Honeywell cool mist humidifiers are of a similar standard to that of their warm mist humidifiers but because they require a fan to circulate the ‘mist’ they do tend to be slightly noisier. The other issue is the filter that needs to be changed on a regular basis. Honeywell humidifier filters are of very good quality but unfortunately that quality doesn’t come as cheaply as many of us would like.
In conclusion it would seem that the vast majority of consumers are happy with their Honeywell purchase which seems to further support the already respectable reputation of the Honeywell Corporation. Their website is well set-up and very professional; the only issue is the strange layout of the FAQ page which isn’t particularly useful to those who may not have a specific enquiry.