PRODUCT: AOS 2055 AIRWASHER DIM: 14.9 X 12.5 X 16.6 WEIGHT: 14 lbs ENERGY: 24 watts CAPACITY: 1.85 gal OUTPUT: 2.4 gal / day FAN SPEED: 2 speeds ROOM SIZE: 600 sq ft WARRANTY: 10 years MADE IN: Czech Republic *****REPLACEMENT ITEMS***** Ionic Silver Stick $29.99 *****MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE***** WEEKLY: Rinse BI WEEKLY: Wash disks and basin MONTHLY: Dishwahser safe (optional) SEASONALLY: Venta descaler (optional) *****PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS***** *Humidifies and Purifies *Pre-Ionizer traps particles to 1 micron *Ion Silver Stick eliminates microorganisms *Quiet operation *Low maintenance *****CONTACT INFO***** PLASTON (AIR-O-SWISS) 1835 Ferry Road Suite 200 Naperville, IL 60563 Business & Consumer phone: 800-336-0326 URL: www.plaston.com
Dust particles as small as 0.5 microns are attracted like magnets attract steel!
Rotating discs are partially immersed in water, so they also add moisture to air as part of the cleaning process
Generates optimal room humidity of 40 - 60%, without controls to adjust
Includes patented Ionic Silver Stick, which releases silver ions into water to prevent bacteria and microbes
Cleans up to 600 square foot room per unit
Holding my judgement on this... I received this from Bed Bath & Beyond tonight and I just got it up and running. They did not have this model on display at Bed Bath & Beyond, so I did not quite have a chance to see this on display before buying. And I traded in an Air O Swiss 7135 humidifier for this, and I am not sure if that was a wise decision.
I am giving this unit 3 stars for now... But if I do not like the performance after trying this for a week, I will return this unit without any hesitation.
Why did I buy this unit? Several reasons.
1 - My experience with the Air O Swiss 7135 humidifer overall was not-so-bad. I owned a Venta humidifier and that turned out to be a disaster.
2 - The 10 year warranty. I reckoned anything with a 10 year warranty must be well-built and durable. At first glance, this unit does not see too durable. Not sure if this unit will last 10 years as touted.
3 - The air cleaning function. My wife is having a baby very soon, so I figured something to clean the air would be useful.
4 - This unit does not require much spending in terms of replace parts and the such. There is no filter to replace. You only need to replace the silver ionizer stick once a year.
1. The unit is BULKY. It's almost bulbous in shape. And it's not too light either. I think the UPS mailing invoice said the package weighed over 20 lbs.
2. This unit operates using a fan. That means some users may find this unit noisy, especially when running on high. (Two settings available.)
3. The water container is too small compared to the overall size of the unit and it is very cumberson to use and fill up. First, the cap is located on the side of the container. WHY? It is awkward to hold the container as you fill it on its side. Second, the container is IMPOSSIBLE to fill up fully. I spilled water trying to fill this up and I was only successful in getting it filled maybe 80% or so. The container is shaped in an awkward way making it impossible to fill up fully. Third, as you try to put back the container into the unit upright, there is water leakage. The spring equipped water spout which feeds the unit water could use better washers for sealing. I am disappointed that a unit that costs as much as this has such shoddy craftsmanship/design.
4. The humidification discs seem difficult to clean and not too durable. They will crack if I drop them. That is a given. They have slits, grooves, and crevices built into them. I am not looking forward to the prospect of using a brush to get all the debris out. No wonder Air O Swiss sells the humidification discs as a spare part.
my whole family in Japan love this I wish I had known about this product before I went to Japan. It works great, and is so quiet. Doesn't fog up the whole place but keeps it humid. We love it!
Hard to Maintain Keeping the tank full, and the water and discs clean, is a major chore. You start to wonder how much it can be cleaning your air, when the water turns green after a couple of days. I don't really buy into the "silver ion technology" gimmick. Save yourself some hassle and money, and just a plain old humidifier. ...more info