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Routine Care Task

Monthly cleaning during season


The main problem with humidifiers is the accumulation of mineral deposits and scum.

The deposits clog the unit, prevent energy efficient humidification, and cause unpleasant odors.


Monthly during season of use: January, February, March, August, November, December (yearly)

NOTE: The tasks and timings shown here for your Humidifier are based on a single-family home (owned), located in Massachusetts, United States, with priority set at ‘1 star' or higher, for all possible goals.

If you set your personalization differently in your Home Wizard app, then you may get reminders for different tasks and timings in your recommended home care program for your Humidifier.

How To

humidifier care In accordance with your manufacturer's recommendations,
remove mineral and lime scale that collects on the humidifier's belts or pads, the water reservoir, and other parts that are wet.

The amount of service that your humidifier will require will likely depend upon the hardness of the water in your area. Soft water will cause little problems with mineral and lime deposits, but may form algae (a green or brownish scum) which must be removed periodically.

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  • Health & Safety
  • Energy Savings
  • Avoiding Unscheduled Repairs
  • Maintaining Value

The benefits of this task are relatively high, as it will help you save energy and reduce the chance of odors.


The cost of this task is moderate. It is estimated that this task should only take about 60 minutes to complete. You will need the appropriate cleaning products per your manufacturer's recommendation.