Have just tried this a few hours but so far it seems to be a great product; almost silent, relatively sleek, smooth style and there will plenty of steam from the nozzle, even without the heater on. I can not measure the humidity in the apartment but I feel that the climate has changed dramatically in the room where it stands. I now hope that my skin will be less dry. Hopefully, even the flowers to thrive better.
I have not checked what the water softener cost but it should be changed regularly. There is also an ionizer to remove bacteria. It should be changed 1 time a year.