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This is one of the things you own that will end up owning you
January 24, 2018
I bought this in early 2016. At that time it was about $52 and filters were going for about $10.50. I had read some very good, non-Amazon reviews on this unit which is why I bought it.
Up until that time I had been using a Vick's Cool Mist humidifier. I didn't love that humidifier because it needed regular cleaning/sanitization and because it created white dust (small mineral dust from the minerals in the water) in the room where it was used. It was hard to clean due to several nooks & crannies. In the process of cleaning that Vick's humidifier, I got some water in the motor and it became quite noisy, thus prompting its replacement.
Two years later, I find that I need to clean this Honeywell unit a lot less than the Vick's unit. That's good. I also need to dust a lot less, also good. One downside is that the performance of the unit can really decline as the filter ages. Sometimes the dropoff is quite steep. Maybe the filter lasts 6 weeks, maybe 2, maybe longer if I start buying distilled water for it or if I start cleaning it regularly (but what's the point of spending time and effort on tending to the filter if I'm using the filter to save time and effort?). The second downside is the cost. The unit is now close to $70 and the filters are over $15. The Vick's Cool Mist humidifier is only $36. Buying a new Vick's unit every 3 months is starting to seem like the logical way to go.
Update 9/6/18 - This summer the filters are selling for less than $7, and even cheaper with Subscribe and Save. If you do choose to buy this humidifier, you may be well served to stock up on filters during the summer.