A humidifier is an absolute must-have product for any household. They can help combat the spread of viruses by keeping nasal passages moist, thus trapping pathogens, bacteria and dangerous particles before they enter the airway and lungs. A humid room also helps to reduce chapped lips and dry skin during the winter months. But what happens when your humidifier becomes dirty and requires cleaning?
How to Keep a Humidifier Clean
- Use distilled or demineralized water- this water has a much lower mineral content compared to tap water.
- Change humidifier water often and clean every 3 days- unplug and remove any mineral deposits or film. Clean before and after storage.
- Keep the area around humidifiers dry- turn humidifier down or reduce frequency if areas around it become damp or wet.
- Consider replacing old humidifiers- over time humidifiers build up deposits that are difficult to remove and can grow bacteria.
Humidifiers and Allergies
Did you know that humidifiers are not necessarily good for allergies? They can provide too much moisture in the air which helps to nourish molds and dust mites – two things that a lot of people are allergic to.
I always notice a build-up of black mold in our window sills when using our humidifier too much. I keep a spray bottle of a bleach and water solution to tackle the mold growth and clean the window sills.
PureGuardian 14-Hour Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier
Designed to be used in nurseries, the PureGuardian 14-Hour Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier was made with safety in mind. As the title states, this humidifier uses cool mist instead of warm mist which eliminates the fear of burns. The compact size of this unit makes it a perfect fit for dressers, nightstands or side tables and the fact that it’s super quiet makes it ideal for tiny sleepers.
The PureGuardian humidifier is quick and easy to use. It features one single on/off button that allows you to control the amount of moisture that goes into the air, along with the nightlight. We love how quiet it is and the blue nightlight is perfect for my baby’s nursery. It provides enough light for midnight feedings and diaper changes, but isn’t so bright that it overstimulates us.
The PureGuardian® H910BL 14- Hour Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier has a suggested retail price of $29.99 and can be found online at http://www.guardiantechnologies.com.
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