Things You'll Need
Towels or paper towels
To store the humidifier, empty the base and water reservoir. If the filters are usable, turn on the highest fan setting to dry out the filters. If they aren't usable, discard them. Store the humidifier in a cool, dry area.
Cold, dry air in the winter can create static electricity, irritate respiratory conditions, and cause dry skin. A Vornado brand humidifier circulates humid air through a room up to 700 square feet using adjustable fan and humidity settings. With regular use, the filter and humidifier can build up residue from hard water or pollutants, so clean and disinfect the Vornado humidifier weekly. Proper care ensures that your Vornado humidifier works safely and effectively.
Turn off and unplug the humidifier.
Lift the power head, filters and water reservoir from the base of the humidifier.
Empty any water from the base and water reservoir. Rinse them thoroughly with clean water and empty them.
Fill the reservoir with 1 cup of white vinegar and 1 gallon of water. Allow it to sit for 20 minutes.
Empty the reservoir and brush the interior of the reservoir with a soft brush to remove any buildup. Rinse the reservoir thoroughly with warm water.
Fill the reservoir with 1 teaspoon of chlorine bleach and 1 gallon of water. Allow it to sit for 20 minutes. Make sure the bleach solution touches all surfaces inside the reservoir.
Empty the solution and rinse the reservoir thoroughly with warm water until no bleach smell remains.
Dry the reservoir with clean towel or paper towels.
Fill a container with 1 gallon of warm water and 1 tsp. of chlorine bleach. Place the filters in the container and swish them around to remove residue and disinfect them.
Rinse the filters thoroughly with clean running water. Shake off any excess water.
Set the filters, water reservoir and power head into place on the base.
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