Do not brush, scrub or rotate the filter to remove limescale deposits and particles / dirt or to remove excess water, as this may permanently damage it and reduce its filtering capacity. Fortunately, Holme humidifiers can be easily disassembled to clean the areas most susceptible to bacterial growth: the water tank, floor, bowl and filter.
The humidifier filter needs to be replaced regularly, but manual cleaning can extend its life and improve air quality. This method works with most humidifier filters, but keep in mind that paper filters cannot be cleaned.
Do a deep cleansing with vinegar. Fill the water tank with a cup of vinegar and a liter of water. Connect it to the outside air and let the humidifier run for an hour. After an hour, empty the remaining liquid container, rinse it with clean water, then fill it with clean water and let the humidifier run for another hour.
Place the filter in the pot with the vinegar / water mixture and let it sit for about 30 minutes. Pour a generous amount of undiluted white vinegar into the bottom of the cold mist humidifier and leave for 30 minutes. Then remove any residue or debris by gently scrubbing the soft brush.
We do not recommend using the water treatment with a humidifier as this can damage the filter. Moisten the new NaturalBreeze filter as you would a paper filter before placing it in the humidifier. Use only cold water to clean the NaturalBreeze filter. Hot water can damage the filter.
When filling the humidifier, simply add a cup of white vinegar into the recess to prevent mold from forming. Vinegar is a natural antimicrobial and antibacterial product that does not damage various parts of the humidifier by killing the mold spores it comes into contact with.
It is possible to use a humidifier without a filter, but not for all types. If you are using an ultrasonic or superheated steam humidifier, you cannot use a filter. Conversely, if you have a cold mist evaporative humidifier, the use of filters is a MUST.
Coolmist humidifiers can also help relieve symptoms of colds or other respiratory ailments. Be warned though: humidifiers are useful, but they can make you sick if they’re not properly cared for or if the humidity stays too high. Dirty humidifiers can cause mold or bacteria.
Replacing the filter
Properly dusting and vacuuming the room, especially the area near the humidifier, can extend the life of the filter. It is also improved by cleaning the humidifier inlet area. The quality of the water in your home can also affect the functioning of the air humidifier, as mineral water deposits from hard water can clog a filter.
A: Yes, humidifiers generally work day and night. A: Cold mist is safer if you want to bring water to a boil in a specific room. Warm mist is safer if you are more concerned about mold or mildew in the humidifier.
Cleaning the humidifier
Depending on the frequency of use, the device should be cleaned thoroughly every three days or a week. Once you get the hang of it, it’s easy. Separate and disassemble. Drain the water from all applicable parts.
Vinegar is also an effective means of disinfecting the filter on this device.
A dirty humidifier can release bacteria into the air, which can be a problem for people with asthma or allergies and cause flu-like symptoms. All but an ultrasonic humidifier and vaporizer release bacteria.
Mineral deposits can build up in a humidifier over time due to the presence of calcium and other minerals in the water. Since white vinegar is an acetic acid solution and is safe to use, it is a great cleaner for removing mineral buildup in a humidifier.
Pour a generous amount of hydrogen peroxide or distilled white vinegar into the bottom of the humidifier. Use a clean toothbrush to remove film and mineral buildup. Let the liquid sit at the bottom of the humidifier for at least 10-30 minutes, then pour the liquid into it. Once the base is clean, let it air dry.