Compared with conventional humidifiers, the lowest-power ultrasonic humidifiers can work very quietly with a low noise level. However, you need to carefully clean an ultrasonic humidifier to increase its lifespan.
Turn off humidifier. Plug the humidifier. Remove the mist nozzle from the top. Use plain water to rinse the nozzle. Use a paper towel to wipe it to clean and dry it.
Remove water tank from the water basin. Empty all remaining water from both the tank and the basin. When the humidifier is not in use, the mineral deposit will buildup and bacteria will growth if there is some water.
Before replacing the tank on the basin, you should allow the water tank to air dry, with the water tank cap off. Use a clean cloth or paper towel to wipe the water basin to remove any water residue. When wiping or cleaning around delicate parts, such as the water sensor or nebulizer, you have to be very careful.
Weekly Cleaning and Maintenance
In order to keep the unit working properly, you should perform a deep cleaning on the humidifier on a weekly basis. Close and unplug the humidifier. Remove the mist nozzle. Empty all water from the water tank and basin.
Pour lukewarm water into the water tank. Add 2 tablespoons of white vinegar or 1 tablespoon of bleach. Do not use abrasive cleaners or detergent to clean. Replace the water tank cap securely, and then shake it to mix contents. Let the tank sit for 20 to 30 minutes. Thus the vinegar or bleach water can disinfect the interior of the tank.
Shake the tank again. Drain the water mixture out. Use plain water to rinse the tank to remove the vinegar or bleach residue. Let the tank air dry with the water tank cap off. Place the tank back on the basin.
Make a similar mixture of lukewarm water and white vinegar or bleach, disinfecting the basin. Let the basin sit with the water mixture in it for 20 to 30 minutes. Empty the mixture. Rinse it with plain water. Do not immerse the water basin or power cord in water. Use a clean cloth or paper to wipe the interior of the basin.
- Before plugging in or unplugging the humidifier power cord, you have to dry your hands completely to avoid the risk of electric shock.
- Do not add warm or hot water to the ultrasonic humidifier.