This 2-in-1 humidifier and air purifier washes and humidifies a room's air without evaporator mats or pads.
Special humidifier discs turn through the water removing impurities from the air naturally, which provides two types of relief
to allergy sufferers - cleaner air and more moisture during those dry fall/winter months. The discs, which never need to be replaced, have a great
adhesion for water to guarantee high humidity output. Multiple discs also the 2055A to increase output by
increasing the evaporative surface area inside the unit. After spending a great deal of time testing and trying out this unit, this is what how
it compares to other humidifiers.
What I like about the Air-O-Swiss 2055A Air Washer
The best quality of this humidifier is how easy it is to clean and operate. There are no replacement filters or
evaporator pads since the washable discs are the evaporative surface. Sediment or mineral content in the water settles out and is never
vaporized since the 2055A air washer relies upon evaporation to humidify. The water tank is transparent and easy to remove, and the base, where trapped dust and other
particles from the air, as well as hard water minerals, end up is easily wiped clean. The AirOSwiss 2055 is also one of the few humidifiers that you can use any type
of water with and never worry about white dust, scale or softened water damaging metal components.
For the reason just mentioned above, the AOS 2055 comes with the most robust warranty of any Air-O-Swiss humidifier - a full ten years. This is
over three times longer than any other model, but the technology is so simplistic in design that there are actually very few things that could
go wrong. This model is also one of only a few made by Air-O-Swiss that is actually made in Switzerland.
The tank capacity if larger than many other Air-O-Swiss humidifiers available. At just under 2 gallons, even under the driest
conditions you'll likely only fill this unit twice in a 24 hour period.
While the controls of this unit are the basic controls of the original 2055, the AOS 2055A has an automatic shut-off feature that
the original model lacked. So when the tank is empty, the unit shuts itself off. Simply fill, plug in and turn on. That's it!
This humidifier uses a Hydro Cell that contains activated carbon to adsorb impurities in the water. There is no need to
add chemicals to improve water quality, and because there is no vaporizing and no metal diaphragm, soft water, hard water, tap water,
distilled water, any water - all works the same.
Energy usage for the Air-O-Swiss 2055A is very low. It will run all day for a fraction of what it costs to power a standard
light bulb. This unit is also very quiet with near silent operation on low.
What I do not like about the Air-O-Swiss 2055A Air Washer
Compared to some models, the AOS 2055A does not put as much moisture in the air as quickly as ultrasonic humidifiers. In general,
evaporative humidifiers are all like this - a more simplistic design, less things to go wrong, but slower moisture output. Still, the Air O Swiss
2055A is built to meet the humidification needs for most rooms.
Don't make the mistake of thinking that the 2055A could replace a HEPA air purifier. While it will remove some particulate from the air, it
mainly targets larger particles and isn't meant to offer the same time of filtration an a more traditional air purifier. Instead, think of the
air cleaning that it provides as a nice little bonus to the soothing moisture it puts back into your indoor air.
In summary, the AOS 2055A combines extremely simple operation with minimal energy use with solid humidifying. The 2055A airwasher features a sleek design
with a fairly small footprint. While it won't humidify as quickly as an ultrasonic humidifier, with this airwasher there is never any need for using a
specific type of water, and keeping it clean is easier than another other humidifier available. This dual use humidifier does cost more upfront but will outlast
other styles and doesn't have replaceable parts other than the Hydro Cell. In all, the Air-O-Swiss 2055A is a respectable air washer, but a quality humidifier.