Tue. Apr 7th, 2020

Never Jet Hot

Collector of Advertising of the mid 20th Century.

Our new humidifier is swell!

2 min read

I’m very pleased with our new Homedics “TotalComfort UltrasonicHumidifier” with warm and cool mist. Here are the features, pros, and cons; I was going to post an affiliate link to Amazon on this, but as of this writing they want $142.98 for the exact same contraption I got at Costco for $79.99 – I told Teresa and she said “All that glitters is not gold”. What does that have to do with it?

SPECS:

  • Top Fill 2-gallon Tank Capacity for up to 120-hours Runtime
  • 5 Mist Control Settings & 360° Mist Nozzle provide customized Choices
  • Auto-off Timer Up to 12 Hours
  • Built-in Night-light and Auto Shutoff When Tank is Empty
  • Essential Oil Tray & Included Starter Kit Let You Add Aroma to the Experience

PROS AND CONS: I don’t know whether it’s the placebo effect or what, but the congestion/coughing I was enduring a few days ago is about gone. It was pretty bad for several days before that, and I don’t like decongestants (they make me kind of dizzy) and netti-pots or whatever, that just sounds gross.

You can see the stream of humid air coming out, and it can be aimed in all directions. I also like the blue night lights and bubbly noises, it’s like having an aqaurium without the guppies floating on top. I wonder if it would be ok to put a little scuba diver and a chest of gold in the water? They don’t specifically exclude it.

Unfortunately I can’t have it on at night, because my wife doesn’t like the bubbly noise. I think her parents made her watch Lawrence Welk and it traumatized her. If it was just me, I would set it to keep going for maybe an hour until I drift off. I have it set to go to 55% humidity… You wouldn’t want it much higher than that. It is usually 40 to 45 in there without it.

That’s really the only gripe I have with it so far, and it’s not the machine’s fault that my wife is fussy. Oh, and the “warm” setting does not warm the output in any significant way. I guess if you want really warm vapors, you need a vaporizor instead.

I don’t think our water is hard, but I put one of those demineralization doohickeys in the water as instructed. I also put some peppermint “essential oil” on the little pad that slides in the back, but I couldn’t get the little sample bottle to give up much, so it faded out pretty quick. That’s OK. Apparently essential oil is optional. I have a hard time with this concept.

Anyway, there you have my observations…. The links to Amazon and Costco below, maybe the Amazon one will go on sale at some point.

Please leave a comment below!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: