We absolutely love our Germ Guardian humidifier. We bought it when my son was born to keep in his room. It's virtually silent and you can change the amount of mist that you want coming out of it and also the direction that it goes. You can have warm or cold mist. It's been great for the long dry winters and keeps up sleeping without waking with a sore throat and nose normally due to the dry air. We've had it for almost 3 years and it's till going strong. My only complaint would be how bright the light is on the front, but we resolved that by putting one of my sons stickers on the front of it. Other then that one thing (which doesn't take away from it's real purpose and use) I would give this thing 5+ stars. If and when this one dies on us we'll be buying another immediately.