Lets have a look at this machine in more detail below.
Design & Operation
Compared to some of the bigger humidifier brands such as Vicks, ReliOn is a bit of a newcomer in the market. They make a few healthcare related items, but they only seem to make one humidifier model. We won’t read into that too deeply however, so lets begin by examining the design of the 832N model. This is a fairly unique design although it is not really that visually appealing. At the same time it is also not unappealing, but it does look somewhat clinical. If you are looking for sleek and modern humidifier, you may want to keep looking!
The main control point is on the front of the machine, which is surrounded by a silver trim. There are only two speeds to choose from which are high and low. Like most affordable humidifiers it is lacking the all important medium setting, so this is a bit of a letdown. On top of the white plastic base sits the tank, although there is no mention of the capacity anywhere on it. The packaging states it can holds roughly a 1.25 gallons of water which should equal around 8-10 hours of water vapor on high usage, and around 24 hours of operation on the low setting. At the top of the unit is a carry handle which helps to make moving the machine around a little easier. There is nothing to really write home about in the design department, but this is something to be expected in the budget price range category.
The ReliOn cool mist humidifier relies on filters. These should be changed about once a month, assuming you use the humidifier daily. Replacement filters generally cost around $4 per filter which is more or less what you can expect to pay for competing replacement filters. Using distilled water will help lengthen the lifespan of these filters, so keep that in mind. If you are looking for the particular ReliOn humidifier filter needed for this machine, it is the RWF813 humidifier filter. Aside from that you will need to do the usual humidifier maintenance steps, including draining and cleaning it to keep it in good running order. We always recommend a mix of white water and vinegar, left for around 30 minutes.
Once it it switched on the red led on the front will let you know it is operation, and the water vapor is quite fine on the lowest setting. The high setting provides a much more obvious flow of vapor, which will dampen the surrounding area if left on overnight. The high output should be more than sufficient in even the driest of rooms, although the noise levels are a bit more noticeable on this setting. A medium setting would have been an ideal compromise when it comes to the flow of water vapor and noise, but a compromise in this situation would be to simply leave it on high for a little before bed, then switch but to the low setting to maintain the humidity level. This isn’t really an ideal solution, but this is one possible way to remedy this issue if you can’t afford anything better.
So that is a quick look at the ReliOn 832N model. It is cost effective, but it is very basic and lacking features. However, if you are only looking for a cheap model then this is one potential choice.
- Good vapor output
- Easy to carry
- No medium setting
- Need to buy filters
- Design is a little bland
ReliOn Cool Mist Humidifier Manual
The ReliOn Humidifier is a little on the disappointing side, as it has an uninspiring design and lacks several features. At the price of around $40 you can’t really expect too much more, but there may be better options out there.
It has been brought to our attention that this particular model has received a huge amount of negative reviews. This is mainly related to an issue with leaks. We never encountered the water leakage issues ourselves, but we felt that this should be mentioned due to the widespread concerns regarding this model. If you decide to purchase this model, we strongly recommend you read some user reviews first such as on thebefore committing to a purchase.