Holding your humidifier from producing mildew spores :: WRAL.com

A humidifier that isn’t cleaned properly can produce mold spores. Here’s a look at how to keep your air purifier and humidifier in top shape.

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FOLLOWED BY CHICAGO >>> WHEN IT IS COLD PEOPLE OFTEN STAY IN THEIR HOMES TO STAY WARM. WHILE IT CAN BE COMFORTABLE IT ALSO LEADS TO SOME VERY DRY, STALE AIR. THE EXPERTS AT CONSUMER REPORTS REVEAL THE SECRETS TO KEEP AIR PURIFIER CLEAN AND RUNNING AT PEAK PERFORMANCE. >> WHILE THE WINTER WEATHER CAN BE FRIGHTFUL, SO CAN THE WINTER ERIN DOORS. HUMIDI FIERS CAN ADD MOISTURES. >> WINTER WEATHER CAN BE FUN TO ENJOY FOR A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. ONCE YOU GO BACK IN AND FLIP ON THE HUMIDIFIER YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE IT’S PROPERLY CLEAN. >> IT CAN KEEP THE AIR AT A COMFORTABLE LEVEL. HOWEVER, ONE THAT ISN’T CLEANED PROPERLY CAN PRODUCE MOLD. >> ALSO FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS WHICH NORMALLY INCLUDE DAILY AND WEEKLY MAINTENANCE. HERE ARE SOME GENERAL GUIDELINES CR. >> EVERY DAY RINSE AND THEN TOWEL DRY THE TANK AND FILL IT WITH CLEAN WATER. EVERY WEEK GIVE IT A DEEP CLEANING WITH VINEGAR. REMOVE THE TANK AND ADD A CUP OF VINEGAR TO THE WELL IN THE BASE USING A CLEANING TOOL OR TOOTHBRUSH, TO GET IN TO THE CREVIVCES AND THEN RINSE WELL. >> TO CLEAN THE TANK FILL IT TO ONE CUP OF VINEGAR AND LET IT SOAK FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES GIVING IT A FEW GOOD SWORN AS LONG THE WAY. >> THEN RINSE WELL AND TOWEL DRY. BE SURE TO REPLACE THE FILTER OR WICK ACCORDING TO YOUR OWNER’S MANUA, L. CR RECOMMENDS THIS HONEYWELL. BONUS THERE’S NO WICK, CARTRIDGE OR FILTER THAT NEEDS TO BE REPLACED. PEOPLE ALSO USE AIR PURIFIERS TO REDUCE ALLERGENS. IT’S A GOOD IDEA TO KEEP THEM WELL MAINTAINED. YOU WILL WANT TO SWITCH OUT THE FILTERS REGULARLY. IF IT HAS A PERMANENT FILTER YOU WANT TO VACUUM THAT USING THE BRUSH ATTACHMENT ONCE

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