AIRCARE MA1201 Whole-House Console-Style Evaporative Humidifier Review

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0/5 on 2016-05-20

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687 reviews


  • Portable
  • 3,600 sq. ft. coverage
  • Digital humidistat
  • Sensors detect changes and react
  • Auto shut-off
  • 3.6 gallon water capacity
  • Easy to clean




  • Can be a little loud
  • Water storage location is awkward
  • Empty water light blinks even though full


Efficient, dependable with few flaws, the Aircare MA1201 is a solid household humidifier.

Dry indoor air has its fair share of distasteful effects. On the top of the list are signs of allergies like irritated nasal passages, sinuses, mouth and throat, dry and itchy skin, and the annoying static electricity shocks that come from holding light switches or metal doorknobs.

To counter these effects, humidifiers are a must-have. Evaporative humidifiers work to supply the much-needed humidity increase when you have dry indoor air.

By maintaining the humidity level to ideal range – around 30% to 60% – the environment becomes less suitable for the growth and multiplication of airborne bacteria and virus that cause those unpleasant end-results.

Also, properly humidified place reduces or eliminates the possibility of chancing upon static electricity. With both advantages in mind, it time to get yourself a humidifier – preferably one as good and as efficient as AIRCARE MA1201 Whole-House Console-Style Evaporative Humidifier. This will allow you to get rid of those unsavory effects caused by dry air.


  • Capacity to cover entire house up to 3600 square feet
  • Automatic digital humidistat
  • Automatic shutdown when empty or desired humidity level is reached
  • Smooth operation, easy to clean, with check filter and refill indicator
  • Style: console type, single bottle design
  • Dimensions: 20.5 in x 21.5 in x 14 in
  • Color: White
  • Weight: 5 lbs
  • Runtime: Maximum of 36 hours
  • Tank capacity: 3.6 gallons


What makes Aircare MA1201 a must-have humidifier is its console-type build. It goes with casters that you can easily drag anywhere inside your house whenever you feel like decorating or changing its place. It can easily go to where it is needed most, unlike permanently installed or fixed humidifiers.

Aircare MA1201’s coverage is also wide, as it can reach up to 3600 square feet of space. Owners of big houses do not need to buy more humidifiers just to humidify the entire house.

Its digital humidistat works automatically. You can say goodbye to doing manual adjustments as Aircare MA1201 can do it for me. When it detects that the humidity level in your house goes up or plummets below the desired humidity level, it automatically adjusts the humidifier to work by bringing humidity back to its desired level.

Aside from that, the machine automatically shuts off when the unit is empty; this prevents the humidifier from overheating from running despite an empty tank. When the air indoors reached the desired level of humidity, it saves power by not running while the humidity level is within the desired range.

Aircare MA1201 has a higher water capacity, which accommodates up to 3.6 gallons. You don’t have to refill it every day, as its bigger capacity can hold the water that will last the humidifier for almost a week, depending on your running time.

Aircare MA1201 is also easy to clean because mineral deposits are being trapped by its evaporative wick traps. It is likewise easy to operate as there is no need for pulleys, wheels of belts you to make it run.

Moreover, its white unassuming color is perfect for all types of décor. Despite its features, the humidifier is simple to operate – it only has three buttons to choose from; one for the power button, another for the manual or auto option; and the other if for adjusting humidity level. Aircare MA1201 is a user-friendly machine.


Aircare MA1201 creates, according to some sources, a loud noise that can be sometimes annoying, especially at night when everything else is quiet. Also, most of the customers have problems with the wicks that need to be cleaned and changed every now and then.

There are also some issues about the water storage opening. The opening is not strategically placed where it can be directly filled up with water straight from the faucet. You still need to get water from the faucet using another container and transfer the water from the latter to the humidifier. This routine can be cumbersome for some people.

Some would find the product bulky and the white color as unappealing. However, this feedback is relative and would depend on each customer’s taste. There is also some feedback that after some time, the “F” indicator – which means that the tank needs refilling – flashes back despite the water storage being filled to its capacity.

For some, if not most, this can be quite annoying, especially when you just refilled the reservoir but the “F” indicator still blinks on.


Most of the cons reported by purchasers and some reviews are mostly minor issues that do not overshadow the benefits that this humidifier can deliver. If you want an efficient and dependable all-house humidifier, then Aircare MA1201 Whole-House Console-Style Evaporative Humidifier is highly recommended.

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