Humidifiers add moisture to dry air thus relieving discomforts such as dryness throat, nose, skin and lips. Studies however show that excess moisture may aid in the growth of bacteria and micro organisms like dust mites and molds in the household. Cool mist humidifiers, as studied by the Environmental Protection Agency, can scatter such micro organisms into the air from their water tanks. Therefore it is advised that regular cleaning and care plus using distilled water instead of mineral water are essential to limit this problem. Note that warm mist humidifiers or steam vaporizer has been studied not to scatter large amounts of inorganic substances.
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It is important to keep up maintenance on your humidifier to assure it is most efficient use and not harmful to your family. Clogged humidifiers can send damaging particles into the air causing lung infections and serious health conditions.
Holmes humidifier parts are one way to upkeep your unit, some of their products may be used on warm mist or cool mist humidifiers.
An important problem to avoid in cool mist humidifiers is the growth of bacteria in the tank. The bacteria can cause severe health problems. One solution is using a Holmes humidifier part, Holmes’ Bacteriostat Solution. This liquid solution controls bacteria and algae growth in cool mist humidifier’s tanks and wick filters. It should be used only with evaporative models.