Installing an ultrasonic cool mist humidifier can be pretty easy, especially if you’re replacing another type of humidifier with it. However, it’s good to know what you need to do ahead of time so you can focus on the installation itself instead of worrying about whether or not you have everything you need to get the job done properly. Here are the steps for installing an ultrasonic cool mist humidifier correctly and effectively.
What you will need
- You will need a Phillips screwdriver and your new ultrasonic cool mist humidifier.
- Before installing your humidifier, you will want to make sure that you have turned off all electricity in your house by unplugging all of your plugs.
- You should also check that there is no water or electricity going into your room.
- If you do not feel comfortable doing any of these steps then please contact a professional before continuing with installation process.
Step by step instructions
Plug your humidifier into a power outlet and place it on a flat, nonporous surface (such as hardwood floors or countertops). Switch on your humidifier and allow it to run for 30 minutes. The humidifier will use these few minutes to prime itself before reaching its optimal mist output.
Cleaning instructions: Clean your ultrasonic cool mist humidifier once a week.
To do so, fill your sink with lukewarm water and add 1/2 cup of white vinegar. Place your humidifier in the sink and let it soak for 10 minutes.
Remove from water, rinse under warm running water until all traces of vinegar are gone, then dry with a clean towel. If you have hard water, be sure to descale your humidifier every 2 weeks by filling it with equal parts white vinegar and distilled water.
Run through one full cycle without adding any additional liquid after doing so; if you see any buildup around your nozzles after doing so, remove them and scrub them gently with a toothbrush soaked in vinegar.
Tips and tricks
While ultrasonic cool mist humidifiers are easier to install than other models, they do require proper setup and placement in order to work properly.
Read on for instructions on how to make sure your new unit is functioning perfectly.
You’ll want to make sure you have these items before you begin: Philips screwdriver with a flat head screwdriver attachment; water supply line with two slip-joints; water supply pipe or tubing that’s one inch in diameter; bucket or sink full of cold water.
The process of installing an ultrasonic cool mist humidifier involves attaching it to a standard household faucet using a slip-joint adapter and hose clamp.
Installing a humidifier is one of those do-it-yourself projects that doesn’t seem terribly difficult, but actually can be tricky for some. If you run into trouble with installation, consult your humidifier’s manual and do some online research or find a local professional who can help you out. You’ll have your ultrasonic cool mist humidifier up and running in no time!