Hunter, inventors of the first ceiling fans in 1886, introduced their line of room humidifiers in 1997. Hunter humidifiers feature antimicrobial protection which prevents bacteria, mold and mildew from forming on the humidifier and wick. This means that less maintenance is required, but it is still important to regularly change the filters for optimal performance. It is recommended that you change the wick filter on your Hunter humidifier before you first use it every year and then once every 2-4 weeks. How often you'll need to change the filter will depend upon how often the humidifier is used and also the hardness of your water.
If you're in the market for a Hunter humidifier, you'll need to choose between a warm air humidifier or a Hunter cool air humidifier. Cool mist humidifiers may be more comfortable for those with asthma and allergies, particularly during hot, stuffy summer months. A Hunter vaporizer warm air unit might be preferred if you wish to distribute medicine vapors throughout the room with an attached medicine cup. This is an effective way to treat dry coughs.