My humidifier is wonderful. I can't tell you how much I use it, especially when my nose and skin are dry. My wife makes fun of me because I bring it with us when we go visit friends who live in high altitudes.
But, I've been known to use this appliance so much that it gets dirty, very fast. I remember one trip to my mother's house. She lives in an old home in the mountains of Vermont. I brought my humidifier along with me thinking that I would be able to convince my mom that purchasing such an appliance would make perfect sense, especially since she has such dry and delicate skin.
Well, we made it to Vermont and I took out the humidifier and plugged it in. It worked great during the first few days we were there. My skin felt great and my sinuses were clear. But, after a few days, I opened up my handy appliance noticed that the filter was collecting dirt and dust.
I should have known. My mother's home is over a 100 years old. And at her age, it's hard for her to dust, especially since she has such bad arthritis. I started researching some new ways on how to clean my dehumidifier's filter.
I came across one article on the internet and discovered that one effective way to sanitize and get rid of dust on the filter is to use hydrogen peroxide.
First, I was to unplug the appliance. Then, the article suggested that I open up and take out the filter before giving it a good wipe down using hydrogen peroxide. The last step before putting it back into the appliance was letting it air dry on a clean surface. I couldn't believe how simple it was!
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