Disclaimer: Manufacturer's guidelines should be your first source of information, some maintenance
issues may be model specific.
To reduce build up of scale, film, rust, and
white humidifier dust, use water with a low
mineral content or use a demineralization
cartridge or filter.
Bacteria often grows in humidifiers which are
equipped with tanks containing standing water,
this is why it is important to replace the water
Follow manufacturer instructions for acceptable cleaning chemicals. Make sure to thoroughly
rinse out the cleaning chemicals with water
Thoroughly clean and dry your humidifier at the
start and end of the season. Use humidifier
cleaner and antibacterial solution to prevent
and eliminate the build up of minerals,
bacteria, etc. Note - We recommend that you clean the
reservoir regularly during the heating season if
the bacteria-control product you use allows it.
Your humidifier can be taken apart for cleaning
- please check your owner's manual to learn the
best technique for your unit.
You may have a problem with the float assembly
getting stuck after the disuse of summer. To
prevent this, clean the float assembly with
vinegar or one of our humidifier cleaners when
the heating season is over.
Do not allow film and scale to develop on your
Do not overextend the life of your humidifier filters, be
sure to replace them when needed.
If you use a portable
humidifier, here are some additional tips...
Be sure to unplug the humidifier before cleaning
Daily replace the remaining water from your tank
with fresh water, and wipe down the entire
humidifier surface. Try to clean out the
humidifier tank with a brush if possible.
Clean portable humidifiers every third day or
so. Remove scale, deposits, or film that has
formed on the sides of the tank or on interior
surfaces, and wipe all surfaces dry. How
regularly you need to clean your humidifier
will depend on the mineral content of your
water and whether a demineralization cartridge
or filter is used.
If your humidifier is mounted on your furnace...
If using a furnace mount humidifier, do not
leave water in the tank for extended periods of
time, make sure to follow the manufacturer's
instructions that came with your humidifier and
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