Summary: This humidifier is all it was advertised to be. It is easy to operate, easy to clean (yes there were dirt particles in the water after two weeks from cleaning our air!), and very quiet. Even though we placed the one humidifier in the middle of our open and high-ceiling house, we could see our humidity indicator go up when this machine had been running. There were no "drips" on the furniture.
Pros: high quality, effective, quiet, reliable, easy to use, met my expectations, nice design with clean cut lines
Summary: This is a beautiful air-washer but clearly not for everyone as I quickly discovered. I liked the top fill convenience but the base was unbelievably heavy when I carried just a partially filled machine from my kitchen to the bedroom and I lift weights for core strength and just this amount of weight aggravated my back. I completed filling the machine with a jug which I filled in the bathroom. The Winix air-washer is very quiet and even on top speed I could not hear it.
Summary: With the harsh winter weather this year decided not to get just a humidifier but also an air washer as I was told they run cleaner. I couldn't believe how quiet this Winix FresHome air washer is and the convenience of the top fill so I didn't have to carry it filled with water made this it so much easier for a Sr. citizen. I am now hoping my old humidifier will stop working so I can justify the purchase of another air washer.
Pros: high quality, effective, quiet, reliable, easy to use, met my expectations