How To Use a Vick's Humidifier the Proper Way

So you have bought your first Vick's Humidifier at your local store, or by means of internet sites, where submitted vicks humidifier reviews, and you just brought it home. Before you begin just pulling and putting together, there are many steps you may want to know before you begin using the humidifier.

1.   When you first open the box, the first thing you are going to want to do is unravel the cord. That poor cord has been in that box forever, and it just needs to stretch out. Not to mention you want to make sure there are no pinched wires.

2.   After verifying the cord is fine, you are going to want to remove all of the plastic wrapping, or any foreign material that could interfere with proper usage. All it takes is a little piece of plastic to get caught in the humidifier, and now you're out a humidifier.

Once you have verified that everything is in good working order, and clear of any obstructions; we can begin the process of getting your humidifier in working order. The following instructions below are going to be the best way to ensuring that you are getting the most out of your humidifier.

  • Pull off your water tank, which normally just pops off. I have seen some where they have clips, but the majority of them just pop right off. Be careful not to force the storage unit off. If you feel you have to be a body builder to pull the unit off, you probably aren't doing something correct.
  • Fill the water container about halfway to the top then close the lid. When you close the lid kid of swish the water around the unit a little bit to clear off any cleaning residue that may be inside. Pour out the water obviously into a sink, or down a drain. The next step is very important depending on what kind of water you use.
  • If you are using tap water from a sink, or anywhere else in your house, you are going to want to use a few pinches of salt in your tank. Note though that this isn't going to affect your purification. If you are using purified water from a jug, you should be okay by doing about half of amount of salt you put in the tank.

Please do not go overboard with the salt because you can run into all kinds of problems. Also before I forget, make sure the water is room temperature. If the water is too hot, or too cold, you run the risk of causing irreparable damage to the unit.

  • Before you put your storage unit back unto your humidifier, you want to make sure you have the correctly filter. That's the entire reason you bought the humidifier was to have pure air flowing through your room. I have seen many instances with the filter, or the demineralization cartridge wasn't the correct one as stated in the box. Be sure to check in the manual what filter is being used in your unit. Most companies also tend to put the required filter on the box somewhere, usually the front. Also before you put your filter in, you want to make sure you run the filter under some water to get the process started.
  • After you have applied your filter to your unit, now you can place your storage unit in place, and plug it in. Make sure the humidifier is on a flat, hard, and dry surface to prevent the unit from falling or tipping over. Make sure the Vick's Humidifier is out in the open so the device can pull in the most air. If the humidifier is too close to a wall, then you won't be getting the most out of your humidifier.
  • Now that you have plugged in your unit, you should see an intensity setting. If you don't see the knob, the most likely your unit didn't come with one, and your all done. If it did, you are going to want to adjust the knob to your most comfortable setting. It will most likely take a little bit of time before you realize you are using too much, or not enough.

Following these steps point by point is a very good way to ensure you are getting the most out of your Vick's Humidifier. If there ever is a point of uncertainty, you can always refer to your owner's manual that came with the unit.

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