The humidifier was easy to unpack and setup. It does have a wick filter but if you use distilled water it does not change color or absorb the minerals like with tap water. There is a wide mouth on the water tank so it is both easy to clean and fill.
First, I noticed right away that it was whisper quiet on both high and low settings. The humidifier can run up to 18 hours in a medium room size or small apartment. I would definitely recommend this humidifier if you are looking for a mid-priced model for medium sized room.
Close-up of the controls (Off-High-Low)
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