If you’re looking for a humidifier that not only keeps the air in your home moist, but helps with symptoms of allergies as well, the Honeywell HCM-6009 is the answer. Equipped with the latest air washing technology, it will produce a continuous stream of moisture rich air that’s free from dust, dirt and pollen that can aggravate your symptoms. It covers an area of up to 2,300 sq ft, making it the perfect whole house unit.
The HCM-6009 is a cool mist humidifier that uses a Protec Pure Moisture System. This means clean and fresh moisture in just 3 easy steps:
- It’s equipped with an air washing pre-filter which first traps the smallest particles of dust, dirt and pollen.
- Next, the patented Protec cleaning cartridge will stop the build-up of minerals inside the unit, and reduces the growth of mold and bacteria.
- Finally, you have the added benefit of an antimicrobial treated wick which stops the growth of algae, fungus and mildew.
What We Liked
- Advanced Humidistat
The HCM-6009 will automatically adjust to the level of humidity you ask it to. Simply set it and forget it.
- QuietCare Technology
The fan with this model is unique to Honeywell and has a special enclosure, reducing the amount of noise it produces. Compared to other models of this type, the amount of noise has been reduced by 30%.
- Large Dual Tanks
You will have the benefit of dual tanks that hold up to 3.25 gallons of water, and the maximum daily moisture output is up to 9 gallons, making this model perfect for the whole house.
- Advanced Air Washing and Antimicrobial Technology
The HCM-6009 is equipped with some of the latest technology, allowing it to produce a cool, moist mist that’s free from airborne particles, thereby reducing allergy symptoms.
What We Didn't Like
- Noise Levels
The fan is louder than expected when the tanks are running low. However, you can use the refill indicator to your benefit by using it as a reminder that the tanks are about to get loud.
- Lack of Digital Controls
It's hard to know the exact level of humidity you have with this model, but considering the amount of effort that has gone into other areas of technology, for the price, this shouldn’t be an issue. If necessary, you can always buy an external hygrometer.
The HCM-6009 effectively humidifies a whole house, and works hard to ensure allergy symptoms are vastly reduced. Considering its performance, capacity and coverage area, the unit is extremely reasonably priced.
It’s true you won’t get some features such as digital humidity levels and if you can’t live without additional features like this, you may want to consider the Air O Swiss 7147. However, this will add at least $80 to the price tag.
Last modified: April 21, 2013 (Prices are updated daily)