How to Clean a Bionaire Humidifier

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Bionaire humidifiers increase and maintain the moisture level of indoor air. A moderate level of humidity helps to relieve cold and allergy symptoms and promotes comfortable sleep during dry weather. It also decreases static electricity and creates a favorable environment for wood furniture preservation. Bionaire humidifiers come in four styles to accommodate different climates and health needs: warm mist, cool mist, vapor and ultrasonic. Clean your Bionaire humidifier weekly to ensure proper operation and avoid bacterial growth.

Things You'll Need

  • Clean, lint-free cloth or paper towels
  • White vinegar
  • Soft-bristled scrub brush
  • Turn off the Bionaire humidifier, and unplug it from the electrical outlet.

  • Remove the water tank from the humidifier's base and the filter, if any.

  • Wipe down the humidifier's base with a paper towel dampened with white vinegar. Rinse the base with warm water, and dry it with a clean, lint-free cloth or paper towels.

  • Empty the water tank. Rinse it with warm water to remove the bulk of dirt and sediment.

  • Fill the water tank halfway with warm water and 1 cup of white vinegar. Allow the solution to sit for 20 minutes. Gently scrub the tank with a soft-bristled scrub brush until all mineral deposits and scales disappear.

  • Empty the dirty vinegar solution. Rinse the water tank thoroughly with warm water. Dry the water tank inside and out with a clean, lint-free cloth or paper towels.

  • Replace the filter and reattach the clean water tank to the base of the Bionaire humidifier. The humidifier is now ready to refill and use.

Tips & Warnings

  • To cut down on the formation of mineral deposits, use demineralized or distilled water in your humidifier, rather than tap water. Professional scale-remover solutions or 3-percent hydrogen peroxide are alternative products to use instead of white vinegar.
  • To avoid damage, do not use abrasive cleaners or brushes, boiling water, soap, detergents, glass cleaner or furniture polish on your humidifier.

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