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Use and Care Of Home Humidifiers

Posted by Paul Wadsworth on Thu, Oct 28, 2010 @ 01:41 PM

home humidifier can help those with allergies, asthma, and other breathing problems live better lives and stay healthy during the cold months of the year.

Humidifiers should only be used in the home when the weather conditions require, such as dampness, rain, and snow. There are various factors that go into the proper use and care of home humidifiers.

The first tip is to empty the tank, wipe all of the surfaces dry, and refill with clean water daily should you be using a portable humidification system. Doing this helps to keep microorganisms from growing and being dispensed by the humidifier. Portable machines should also be thoroughly cleaned every three days for best use and to keep the air healthy. Use a scrubbing brush to remove any scale, dust, mold, film or other deposits from the humidifier before using it again.

If you’re using a steam humidification system in your home, keep these machines away from children because the steam can cause burns to the skin since it is so hot upon release. Always keep the area immediately surrounding the humidification system dry or else the machine will have trouble running. This goes for tablecloths, carpets, and rugs that the machine might be placed on in the home.

If areas around the humidifier become damp or wet, turn down the humidifier output volume. If the output volume cannot be lowered you should use the humidification system as intermittently as possible.

When done using the humidifier for the season, clean the entire machine properly and remove all filters and demineralization cartridges prior to storing. When preparing to use the machine again, clean it of any dust that accumulated while not in use. Should you or anyone in your household develop respiratory problems when the humidifier is in use, stop using the machine immediately.

Following these tips can help remove dampness from homes.  Ask us about more tips for the care of your home humidifier.

Topics: demineralization, home humidification, allergies, asthma, breathing problems, home humidifier, respiratory problems.

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