Asked by: Amauri Shabad
asked in category: General Last Updated: 14th February, 2020

How can I make my humidifier smell better?

Pour 1 tablespoon of lemon juice into the water tank each time you fill the tank. The lemon juice running through the cool-mist humidifier releases a fresh citrus smell throughout your home. The acid in the lemon juice will cut down on the growth of bacteria, mold and allergens in the air.

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Herein, how do I get rid of the smell in my humidifier?

All you have to do is dissolve about 1/2 cup of borax in a gallon of water and add it to your humidifier. Run it for 10-15 minutes, then rinse out the tank, add clean water, and you're good to go. White vinegar also works well, but if you have an aversion to the smell of vinegar, borax offers a nice alternative.

Secondly, can you put scents in a humidifier? It is safe to add scented oils to a humidifier. However, this needs to be done properly so that the humidifier is not damaged. If the correct precautions are taken, there should be no problems to be concerned with. Scented oils can be used in humidifiers.

Also know, why does my humidifier smell bad?

Stagnant water in a humidifier can promote the growth of fungus and mold which can give off a musty odor. Mold and fungus pose an equal health threat to those who breathe the water vapor emitted when the unclean humidifier is in operation.

How can I make my humidifier work better?

Here are five tips for getting the most out of your humidifier:

  1. Keep humidity between 30 and 50 percent.
  2. Change the water daily.
  3. Clean it ? often!
  4. Use distilled water.
  5. Skip it if you have mold or dust mite allergies.

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