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.
We’ve teamed up with Guardian Technologies to offer our readers a giveaway of one PureGuardian 14-Hour Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier. To enter, use the Rafflecopter form below. We will choose one winner after 2/22/16. Good luck!
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Linh Lloyd says
Yes, we use humidifier, especially when my daughter is sick.
I have one in my bedroom and would love to win so I could put it in my sons room!
I don't have a humidifier right now but I could use one for the house. We have cold dry winters here and the house gets real dry. This would really help.
Dana Matthews says
I have in the past…living in the Mississippi Delta, I need to use one daily!
Josh Lippman says
I have in the past but not currently because ours started leaking
Kathryn Morris says
We run heated humidifiers in our room and our daughter's room during allergy season (which is right now where we live). I've been looking into cool ones, though and definitely want to move us both to them as soon as possible. I love this one for my daughter!
We use a humidifier at times in our home. Especially during the really dry months. Awesome giveaway!
We use humidifiers in the home around the clock,we have that dry gas heat. If we didn't, we would have dry noses and major static cling, it's horrible without a humidifier! Thank you for the great giveaway! Paula C.
We had one for my son's room for when his asthma acts up, but it just recently broke.
We have a hot mist one that we use daily for our little one. When its so dry, we gets bloody noses at night so we have to have one going all the time. I love that this one is a cool mist!
We just use one when someone is sick.
Em Ma says
We had a humidifier that we used very regularly until about a year ago when it broke. We really need a new one!
Stephanie Grant says
We used to use a humidifier when my son was a baby but we quit using it and gave ours to my grandmother that suffers from frequent nosebleeds due to dry air :(. I have since stared having nosebleeds as well and my sons allergies keep him congested so I would love to have a new one.
[Whatever U are, be a good one!] says
No, I do not have a humidifier at home yet!
Thank You for the great review and giveaway
Betsy Barnes says
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When my son was growing up, we always kept a humidifier in his bedroom, it helped with his asthma. As he out grew it, we did not keep using one, however, I really do miss it and liked the benefits 🙂