Performed as advertised right off the bat.........for one day, then the unit started making terrible sounds. Called Convair tech support who recognized the problem right away and led me step by step through a simple screwdriver fix. A few ayss later unit developed a significant squeak. Again, tech support responded with promise to send new belt and a pump part under warranty.......still waiting.
I live in a small apartment without air conditioning and the summer heat is impossible to stand! I bought this air cooler and it changed my whole life. I can now sit comfortably in my apartment and avoid the heat by staying inside, something I was not able to do before!!!
I was pretty disappointed in this product. It is so noisy that it would be impractical to run at night and I had to close the door to our bedroom so we could hear the TV downstairs (and that was with it on the "quiet" mode). On a hot day, an hour after turning it on in our closed up bedroom, it was hotter and more humid than the rest of the house. I haven't used it as a humidifier yet, but my main plan of use, for cooling, gives very, poor results.
Humidifies wonderfully! The whole house or just a room!! The plug at the bottom of the tank leaks a tad, so we put a hand towel under it. Blows cool, moist air so it gets a tad chilly in the wintertime when running it overnight in the bedroom. Solution: run it during the day with the door closed. Very pleased with the purchase!!
The humidifier/cooler//purifier does not cool like we wanted it to. However, our room is much more comfortbale now, especially being in a dry environment. Refilling the water everyday is a hassle, especially since you need to be close to a sink or expect to haul a huge bucket of water to the machine.