Impossible to find replacement filters, only 1 expensive option
Great Humidifier, used it for a year loved it and makes room fresh. However there is a significant problem, i used to buy the replacement filters from philips or other online stores, used to be for around $15 but since about 6 months there are no more replacement filters! impossible to find. They are out of stock on the philips store and Harvey norman only one that sells an expensive version for $25 +$8 delivery , that's an insane $33 for replacement filter!! the filter need regular replacement because mould develops on them very quickly.
only...other source of replacement filters is fake / third party filters from ebay those are not safe as who knows what they're made of. if there are no replacement filters this product is useless and should not be sold!
Purchased in January 2019 for $150.00.
Hard to find Filters
It is really hard to get filters for this, which as Philips themselves state need to be regularly replaced.
Philips, please don't actively sell an item if you are not going to support it. You can't buy the filters on your site and it is very poorly stocked in Australia if at all.
This makes the product effectively useless once you need to replace the filter.
Due to filter supply issue I can't recommend this product.
Purchased in July 2019.
Does exactly as I expected
The water where I live is full of calcium which clogs everything, so I buy 10lt water from coles $4 big deal it lasts about a month $1 a week and it doesn't clog the filters
Purchased in November 2019 at Harvey Norman Retail Stores - Appliances for $169.00.
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Can't find filter replacement in australia
Have been using it for a year now. It is good and effective in general but finding the filter replacement is almost impossible. Baffled why the machine is still being sold but can hardly find the filter replacement. How is that going to work?
Purchased in February 2018 at Harvey Norman Retail Stores - Appliances for $169.00.
The room feels fresh with Philip Humidifier
Air feels fresh and moist in the room. This is perfect for the room but not sure if it's sufficient for the living area I mean by size of the room. Normally I operate with auto mode, and set for 8 hrs every evening.
Purchased in October 2019 for $149.00.
Might work for very small rooms?
Bought one of these because in winter, the humidity drops to as low as ~30% in our master bedroom, and I get very dry skin with eczema.
The specifications on Philip's site says the max room size is 25sqm, so perhaps I'm expecting too much. However, Philips Australia doesn't have anything bigger, and I wanted to try this one because it was compact and had one of the lowest noise ratings out of all the ones I looked at. Even though our master bedroom is 30sqm, I figured with a fairly big wardrobe in there blocking 4-5sqm, it'd still perform, bu...t just slowly. I turned it on, and it read the ambient humidity as 32% and I set the humidistat to 60%, and the fan on full, and just left it. 4 hours later, the humidity is about 7% higher at 39%, and it's used about half the water, but that's about it. It goes up or down 1% from here, but won't go any higher. Rather disappointing, as I was hoping to get the humidity up to the "comfortable range" for humans, at least 40%, if not closer to 60%. The room is fairly well sealed as well, so it's not like it's turning over the air too often. On the bright side, even on full, it's pretty quiet - quieter than a desk fan, and quieter than the lowest setting on my old one. On silent, you can barely hear it. It's also quite a lot smaller than my old unit, nicely finished, and blows air upwards, so you don't feel a cold draft coming from it. I'd say this unit would be fine for a very small, well sealed room. But for me, who tried to stretch it a bit, it didn't deliver. 25sqm must be the absolute, absolute largest room it can possibly make any noticeable difference to, and you might want to consider another brand with a bigger capacity if your room is even near that size.
Purchased in August 2019 for $169.00.
Could be better
I bought the humidifier for my dry skin. I placed it in my bedroom and it's on all the time. After using it for a few months I don't really see much of a difference. It requires refill at least once a day (and more often on the higher modes). At night time I can't set it so that no light is visible, even the weakest mode has a small blue light on, so I can see the the glow in the corner of the room. Overall, not so happy with it.
It's just ok, but noisy
I bought this humidifier to improve the dryness I suffered. I was told by the salesperson for it's advanced evaporation system with NanoCloud technology that no mist is visible. It is easy to refill water and clean the tank and there is a real-time display of the humidity level with timer function. However, it is only suitable to use in the bedroom (or small space) and requires refill quickly as the 2L water tank doesn't allow a long operation. Although it's sleep mode (means the weakest mode) runs with minimum lights on, it basically doesn't h...elp to improve any of the dryness and the fan is very noisy at night if turning to full power that is really disturbing to my sleep. I later bought another unbranded mist humidifier with 6L water tank capacity for only $4X (with no timer and other fancy functions of course). Compare to this product, I'd rather get the unbranded one, considering their performance and price.
Questions & Answers
Seems like very hard to find a replacement filter,
does it work without the filter?
Hi Dustin, thank you for your question. We do not recommend operating the humidifier without a filter, since the dust particles in the air can damage the appliance. If you need any help finding a replacement filter, please feel free to get in touch with us directly on 1300 363 391 (Australia), or 0800 658 224 (New Zealand) from Mondays to Fridays: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm EST. We will be happy to help.
The Philips Australia Team
Can you use essential oils with this product?
Thanks for you question here. We would advise against using anything other than water in the HU4803/70 humidifier. So you can also use mineral water, or any sort of potable water, but no essential oils. Hope this helps. :)
The Philips Australia Team
I bought this humidifier because I was suffering sore throat from low humidity, however, am very disappointed that this device stops working as soon as it detects humidity above 70% even on manual mode. It does not indicate this on the box that it gives restricted usage, and I feel like on the days when I need to add more moisture to the room despite the humidity being at 70% or above I cannot do so, which totally defeats the purpose of me purchasing this device in the first place. Total fail.
Yeah, it's true. You can get a cheap humidifier from ebay that fits your purpose (which I did and used it more often). I regret to get this product :(
Hi Cannie. Thanks for sharing this with us. Your Philips Humidifier is designed to automatically switch off once the 70% RH (Relative Humidity) level is reached. The reason for this is that research has shown humidity above 70% is not comfortable for users. We can understand this is inconvenient in your case, so we'd recommend reaching out to our colleagues at: 1300 363 391 (Mondays to Fridays: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm EST) for Australia and 0800 658 224 (Mondays to Fridays: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm) for New Zealand. This way they can see how to further assist with this.
The Philips Australia Team
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