In the past, I've found that one of the most common problems my wife and I have had with our humidifiers are pesky leaks. Many times, waters spots can go unnoticed for weeks at a time, and impair the efficiency of the machine itself. For example, I tend to keep my humidifier in one place, meaning that when small leaks occur under the device, I don't find them until much later.
Leaks are tough because they could have a number of sources. Most often, however, this indicates a crack in the reservoir tank. If this is the case, the humidifier most likely wasn't of a very high quality to begin with, or simply suffered when it was jostled about by a houseguest or pet. Hey, you never know.
However, in certain instances, this could mean more advanced problems. The float mechanism that controls the flow of the water in the appliance could be malfunctioning, for instance. In turn, this could cause the machine to keep the water running even when it's not being put to use.
Regardless of the source of the issue, consumers looking to fix this problem may not want to go through all the hassle of duct taping small holes. While this may seem like a good idea, it's not very effective and most often the humidifier will have troubles as it attempts to continue to correct the moisture levels in your home with this defect.
As a result, savvy homeowners may want to purchase a new humidifier from a trusted online retailer with a solid return policy. By analyzing factors such as shipping and special discounts, consumers could save money and quickly get a replacement for their faulty unit.