I am a guitar player and have 6 guitars that I leave out of their cases in a rack. Humidity in Toronto is 20 per cent during winter. That destroys guitars. The option is to put a separate case humidifer in each one, which costs more than 100 for me.
I looked a while and this Honeywell is fantastic. It has a small profile on the floor, given what it does, humidifie a large open space without doors. Its easy to humidify a sealed room, but a regular apartment is hard, you cannot seal any doors to the main living space.
I brought it home and filled it, make sure to dampen the filter first, dont squeeze it, just put it in damp. The thing has casters so maneouvering it was easy. I turned it on with the water containers filled and within 10 minutes my apartment was at 47 per cent. THe unit has a smart feature, so you set it to the position on the dial that gives you good humidity. I have a separate hygrometer on another unit which failed me, its a competitors brand so i wont name it, but it was terrible.
The unit shut off at 47 and went quiet. Once in a while, it comes on, on the lowest fan setting, and just tops the humidity up. It is mostly off! Its so efficient that it hardly runs, within a minute of starting it has the room back at my setting. I was floored, after bad experiences with other humidifiers that failed to break 38 per cent, even cranked to full. Canadian winters are dry.
So I highly recommend this unit, I am keeping thousands of dollars worth of good guitars maintained. So I depend on this thing to work, its not just a comfort issue. But the lack of itching and the feeling of good humidified air is a side bonus which I like.