Tips to clean and care for your HOME HUMIDIFIER

Boosting  your indoor comfort and soothing dry skin are just some of the great things your home humidifier can do. To keep reaping its benefits, it helps to know some tips to clean and care for your HOME HUMIDIFIER.


A neglected humidifier may become a breeding ground for mold, mildew, and unpleasant microbes. When bacteria is released in the mist, particularly in visible mist humidifiers, you may breathe them in.  


But how you look after your humidifier will depend on the type of humidifier you have and how frequently you use it. Always consult the manufacturer’s instructions before you proceed.

Tips to clean and care for your HOME HUMIDIFIER:

1. Cleaning and Maintenance for Whole-House Humidifiers


A whole-house unit is usually connected to the furnace blower, drawing water from your plumbing system. It works automatically to control indoor humidity levels.


It must be visually inspected and cleaned once or twice a month. We recommend maintaining it and shutting it down at the end of the season, when you’re not using it anymore.


For reservoir style whole home humidifiers, remove bacteria and mineral buildup by cleaning out the reservoir.


Clean foam evaporator pads monthly and replace them annually, as sediment and minerals that are in the water can easily harden them. This may limit the absorption and effectiveness of the pads.


You may also clean your humidifier with a cup of cleaning solution. Just pour it into the drain bin to combat the growth of mold, bacteria and algae.


There may be filters or other parts that need to be cleaned or replaced often. Check your unit’s instruction manual to verify.


If you’re not confident in cleaning your whole-home humidifier yourself, get in touch with us and we’ll take care of it for you.

2. Cleaning and Maintenance for Room or Portable Humidifiers


A portable or room unit plugs into standard electrical outlets, so make sure the humidifier is safely unplugged before cleaning it.


The area surrounding the humidifier should be kept dry all the time, to avoid mold and any nasty build-up. If the area is damp, or if moisture is present in surrounding furniture or rugs, you may need to turn off and remove the humidifier at once.


Also, empty out the water basin after use, and always clean it with soap and water. Replace or clean filters as needed. To avoid leaving deposits in the humidifier, use only distilled water.

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