A Closer Look at the Hunter 32200 Evaporative Humidifier
Having a humidifier at home is a must especially for people who live in very cold areas. During the summer months, this is not much of an issue because the air is naturally moist and warm during those months. During winter, however, air is usually dry and humidifiers can help a lot in restoring the atmosphere and moisture level in a room or in the entire house. Depending on oneís circumstances, one can choose between whole house humidifiers and portable humidifiers. For people or families who do not usually occupy each nook and corner of the house 24/7, portable humidifiers are more suitable. Also, portable humidifiers are usually more affordable and can suit apartments and various rooms of the house. Here is a closer look at the Hunter 32200 Evaporative Humidifier. In this detailed review, we shall see its specifications, features, advantages, disadvantages, and some comments from people who are already using the product.
The Hunter 32200 Evaporative Humidifier can release up to 2 gallons of water within a period of 24 hours. Its ability can mean it can sufficiently humidify medium to large rooms without it running out of water or without the owner refilling it after a few hours. It can continuously run for 12 to 24 hours, depending on the speed setting specified by the user. Do not be fooled by its small size because it can humidify an area of up to 1,175 square feet. Thus, it can be used for any room around the house, and is very ideal to use for bedrooms.
When using the Hunter 32200 Evaporative Humidifier, users can choose from two speed settings: low and high. The low speed setting produces less mist and is best used for semi-dry days and nights. In fact, you probably wont see any mist at all as this is an evaporative model, but itís doing the job none the less. If the room climate is extremely high and dry, then the high setting would be the best one to use. These settings will determine the amount of moisture that the machine will produce.
With the unique tote-away tank feature, users will also find it very easy to refill and replace the water tank as needed. The machine is also equipped with antimicrobial properties that prevent the growth of molds, fungi or bacteria. The antimicrobial property is not just healthier but can also help in the maintenance of the humidifying unit. The machine, however, does not have an automatic shutdown feature so it will continuously run even if the water tank is empty. Users would have to always manually turn it off as the need arises.
Quiet but Powerful
Overall, the Hunter 32200 Evaporative Humidifier is quieter when compared to its counterparts, especially when the setting is low. When turned on, the unit will produce a low-level humming and sometimes gurgling sound. Some users compare the sound to white noise, so it will not disturb anyoneís sleep or cause distraction if used in the workplace. With its low-level noise, it can be ideal to use even during sleeping hours. Thus, the machine is able to do its job without causing a fuss or without practically making everyone in the room aware that a humidifier is currently at work.
Cleaning and Maintenance
Because of the antimicrobial properties of the Hunter 32200, users would not have to worry about cleaning up molds, fungi or bacteria build up in the machine. This is one advantage not offered by other humidifying units in the market. Hard water, however, will definitely leave some residues which the filter can successfully capture and trap. Because of this, users are not required to spend hours for cleaning the machine. Once every 4 to 8 weeks, it is recommended that the humidifier wick or filter be replaced. Actual change frequency of the filter will depend of course on the level of use as well as on the specific surroundings. Since the wick is made of paper, it is not washable and the only way to clean the filter is by replacing it with a new one. In addition, the base and other plastic parts are easy to clean and dishwasher safe, so it should only take a few minutes to clean the machine and replace the filter.
The Hunter 32200 Evaporative Humidifier is a very basic machine. Therefore, there is no unique feature or identifier in terms of its overall visual design. The unit comes in white with blue design. The machine is made up of basic parts and it is efficiently designed so that all parts will nicely fit together and the entire machine will not have to take up a lot of space in a room.
For a machine that can humidify more than a thousand square feet, the size can be a bit misleading. It measures 10.5 by 13 by 13 inches and weighs only about 8 pounds. Therefore, it is highly portable and very compact. It can even be transferred from one room to another with a lot of ease. For those who only want to invest in one unit, it can suffice and can be brought from one room to another depending on the room one wishes to occupy. For people who live alone, this portability can be very advantageous because the machine can be easily moved from one room to another, depending on where the person needs the most moisture. It is also excellent for kidís rooms because the size is not intimidating to children, and it doesnít use heat to aid the evaporation so thereís no risk of harm.
The Hunter 32200 Evaporative Humidifier can hold 1 gallon of water but can release up to 2 gallons in 24 hours. It entirely depends on how the machine is being used. When the speed is set to high, the machine will be able to run for a period of 12 hours. This amount is doubled if the machine is set to low. The water capacity, however, may not be suitable for locations where humidifiers are used continuously because this means that the water tank has to be refilled twice a day just to keep the moisture levels within the normal level.
In terms of pricing, it is one of the most affordable humidifiers that are currently available in the market. It is so cheap that satisfied users tend to buy a second or third unit for other rooms in the house once they have seen the product at work. However, the wick replacement is relatively expensive. It usually costs about half as much as the machine itself, and has to be replaced every 4 to 8 weeks. At this price range, it is like the users are required to buy a new unit once every 8 to 16 weeks. For people who rely heavily on humidifiers and use them round the clock, the Hunter 32200 Evaporative Humidifier may not be the most practical choice. Despite this, however, one can always tip over the balance with the health benefits a good humidifier such as the Hunter 32200 can bring, and for light users itís ideal.
It can be used in large rooms.
It can also be used in small rooms as the humidity level can be set low.
The water capacity can last up to 24 hours.
With its capacity, it does not have to be refilled many times a day.
It is portable and lightweight.
It operates quietly, making it even ideal to use while sleeping.
It requires low maintenance and very easy to clean.
It is easy to operate.
It has no blinking LED that can be distracting at night.
The filter needs to be replaced frequently, usually every 4 to 8 weeks
The filter is expensive, usually causing half as much as the humidifier itself.