Humidifiers are great to use during the winter months to prevent dry skin, nose, throat, and lips from happening. It can also help ease some of the symptoms caused by the flu or common cold. But, overusing humidifiers can actually worsen respiratory problems if you’re not keeping up with the maintenance of it.
How often should you clean your humidifier? It all depends on how often you use your humidifier. It’s recommended to clean it at least twice a season. When you take it out and when you put it away. If you use it for several months out of the year, it would be good to clean it once a month.
What’s the best way to clean it? Read the manual that comes with your product! If you don’t know where the instructions went, just go online and search your product to get the correct way to clean it.
The EPA recommends keeping the humidity level in your home between 30 and 50 percent. They also suggest to use distilled water to prevent bacterial growth.