Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Humidify with Honeywell & a Giveaway

The dry indoor air during the winter wreaks havoc on my skin and sinuses.  I notice the discomfort the very first day we have to turn on the heater. It causes me to spend most of the winter with a sinus headache and flaky skin, both of which are annoying for their own reasons.

I had heard of humidifiers before but for some reason I had in my mind that they were for kids when they are sick, and while they are very useful for that, they are also useful for all the issues dry air causes. This winter is over for most people but here in Kansas no one bothered to alert our weather that it is Spring! Today was a chilly high of 42! That means my heater is still running! Also running today I have the Honeywell Cool Mist Humidifier.

One of the many things about this humidifier that is wonderful is the UV germ killing technology which kills up to 99.9% of certain bacteria, viruses, mold, and fungus in the water. I also really love that it is actually quiet when it runs. A lot of machines claim that but this one really is quiet.

The water tank is crack resistant and the tank and tray can be washed in your dishwasher. I also like how nicely the tanks sits in the sink while you fill it up with water. The humidifier also adjusts itself according to the right amount of moisture that can be in the air of a certain temperature.

The filter is a protec antimicrobially treated filter and it only needs replacing every 6 months or so, which is great! This machine runs up to 24 hours before you need to refill and works best in medium sized rooms, which makes it perfect for the bedroom.

This is on the big side for something that wants to sit on a dresser so if you don’t have a good deal of surface space you might have an issue. I have dust issues though so all my surfaces are free of dust collecting nick-knacks and I found a home for my unit quite easily.

One extra benefit I noticed was it reduces static electricity! That’s awesome. I can’t even express how bad the static electricity is in my room in the winter with two adults and 5 pets! I shock myself daily in the winter! So this benefit absolutely tickled me to no end - it should be listed as a feature!

The set up on this is so easy and intuitive! There are only four parts so it really really isn't complicated. The four parts are a bottom piece that the filter and base rest in. The filter, the base, which has the fan built in, and the water tank. The first thing you want to do to get set up is take out the tank, which just slides out. Then you can rinse it and fill it with cool water. It has a handle built in to the design. After you put the tank back in the base you are ready to plug it in and power up, how easy is that?  It has three settings depending on your moisture needs.

Please take some time to browse the Honeywell site and see all the great products that have. I’m sure they have something to fit your humidifying needs. You can also connect with Honeywell of Facebook and Twitter.

One lucky My Empty Nest reader is going to win their own Honeywell Cool Mist Humidifier. Open to US residents 18 and older. Please use the rafflecopter below to enter. Winners have 48 hours to respond before another winner is drawn.
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Disclosure: I may receive products in exchange for an honest review. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I personally believe will be good for my readers. My Empty Nest is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

51 comments:

  1. this sounds like it would be amazing! I have horribly dry skin and I can never seem to do anything about it.

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  2. this would be awesome for my 5 y old daughter who sensitive dry skin and astma

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  3. I love the UV germ killing technology. This would be great in the winter time for my kids. Thanks for the chance!

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  4. What a great, quality humidifier. I could really use one, I'm sick of waking up with a dry throat and stuffed head. (NY winter is harsh, and Spring may be coming but it's still stays chilly) Very exciting giveaway-thank you and Honeywell! (Raine)

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  5. this would be great for our house!

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  6. This looks like a great item, I have horrible sinus issues, I have a feeling something like this could help. :)

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  7. This is what I really want for our family! Everyone gets so sick with breathing problems and cough because the air is so dry. Thank you for the chance!

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  8. would love to win this

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  9. This would work wonders for my daughter! Thanks so much for the chance!
    mcfallsk8er(at)aim(dot)com

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  10. Humidifiers really help my son with his asthma. I would really like to win this since we really need a new one. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  11. I'd love to win this because neither me nor my daughter sleep very well when the air is all wonky, and it's always wonky in our apartment.

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  12. we really need one
    jessicawedwards@gmail.com

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  13. This would be perfect to regulate the static in my home

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  14. Me and my babies NEED a good humidifier!! Thanks!

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  15. My husband was just saying we should get one of these, the air is so dry. This looks great!

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  16. That could really help my allergic family breathe better at night!

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  17. We sure could use a good humidifier and this one looks awesome!!

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  18. I would love to have this. I have dust mite allergies.

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  19. I have dust mite allergies, so this humidifier would be great!

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  20. This humidifier looks awesome, I would love to own one someday.

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  21. Thank you this is a great prize.

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  22. THese would be great for the babies or when its so dry out here in the desert.

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  23. this would be great during the dry winter months

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  24. I am allergic to just about everything. THe uv technology is wonderful. THe cool air would help me breath unbelievably. Good luck everyone.

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  25. thanks, this would be great during cold season

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  26. I think this would help me with my allergies.

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  27. thank you so much for this great giveaway!

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  28. This would be great for my boys

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  29. I just tossed my old humidifier and we really miss it. I would love to win a quality one to replace it.
    upstatemissy@gmail.com

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  30. allergies and dry air ...oh my!

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  31. My son takes daily breathing treatments and I would like to have a humidifier in each room he spends significant amount of time in so this would be really helpful.

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  32. This is such a nice humidifier!
    Julie Hawkins

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  33. This is a wonderful prize and I hope I am lucky enough to win it.

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  34. I need this humidifier for my living room. It looks pretty cool. Nice clean design. Thanks for the giveaway (both you and Honeywell)!

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  35. This cool mist humidifier from Honeywell would be a great addition to my home during cold and flu season as well as to help control eczema outbreaks year round.

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  36. What a great prize, thanks for the chance!

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  37. I really need this prize because of my allergies, they are terrible

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  38. I appreciate that the filter is a protec antimicrobially treated filter and only needs replacing every 6 months or so. Gaye M; rustysrambles(at)gmail(dot)com

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  39. Id love to win this. Thanks for a giveaway people can actually use.

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  40. It sounds like a great product. I need it. Thanks.

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  41. I need a humidifier!
    priscillavbenavides at yahoo dotcom

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  42. I would love to win this, it would be great to have in my bedroom!

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  43. This looks awesome..Thank you for the chance :)

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  44. My daughter could really use this since the dry air is causing her to cough more than usual

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  45. I really could use this in my home! Thanks so much!
    vikki.billings@yahoo.com

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  46. this is a great giveaway, I could really use this in my house

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  47. This would be a lifesaver! Mine actually broke last week and I haven't been able to replace it yet

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