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Old 12-15-2007, 10:51 AM
 
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Do you use a humidifier in your home during the winter months? If so, is it a cool or warm mist? Which do you prefer and do you feel it does a good job in removing the dry air in your home, and does it help you to feel better? Do you have a favorite brand you recommend?

What about cleaning the unit? Is it easy or a real pain to keep it maintained properly?

I have used a warm mist humidifier before and really got tired of the daily/weekly cleaning; and not really sure if it was worth all the effort.
Definitely worth it, they have mist free now and they work exactly the same, except they don't make the area around it damp. They work wonders and you keep it clean with the lil round cartridges that they sell next to the humidifers.
You put the lil ball in the water for a month. Then remove water and cartridge ball next month and fill with clean water and new cartridge. You'll notice a difference in the 1st night. This year I have not used one and so far I have been fine, I don't know why, but I'm glad. But they do relieve stuffy nose and sore throat due to winter. They really do work.
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Old 12-15-2007, 02:45 PM
 
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Definitely worth it, they have mist free now and they work exactly the same, except they don't make the area around it damp. They work wonders and you keep it clean with the lil round cartridges that they sell next to the humidifers.
You put the lil ball in the water for a month. Then remove water and cartridge ball next month and fill with clean water and new cartridge. You'll notice a difference in the 1st night. This year I have not used one and so far I have been fine, I don't know why, but I'm glad. But they do relieve stuffy nose and sore throat due to winter. They really do work.
I'd like to check out this type....what is the brand?
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Old 12-15-2007, 06:02 PM
 
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Just beware that if you don't clean them really well, you will have a mold problem. I have a mold allergy, so my doctor told me never to use one (even with proper cleaning). If I'm really sick and dry, I still use a cold mist one, but I make sure I clean it out really, really well every day.
My daughter and I both have mold allergies. As long as we change the pad when we need to it actually helps! I have bad sinus problems and the dry air in the winter makes my sinuses worse. The whole house humid on the furnace has helped a lot!
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Old 12-16-2007, 06:27 AM
 
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I'd like to check out this type....what is the brand?
The one I bought was vicks, but I think you can use the the lil ball cartridges in most. Every month you change the water and throw out the lil ball cleaner and put a new one in. It does work. I was concerned about the bacteria that a humidifier would give off and these lil balls do the trick.
This particular humidifier was mist free and I like that becasue it does not damage the area around it with wet moisture. But be careful where you place it, because it is still filled with water that flows to the bottom and you could accidently get some on your furniture.
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Old 08-13-2019, 10:57 PM
 
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Absolutely need one in the winter in Minnesota. It must depend on where you live but it gets so dry here that I can’t breathe and I get static shocks everywhere. I hate grocery shopping in the winter, the grocery cart gets static shocks in my hands depending on what I am wearing. Yes you need to keep them clean but in my home it’s a small price to pay.
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Old 08-14-2019, 08:53 AM
 
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Is it dangerous to take the gas dryer exhaust (steamy air) and release it into the house for the purposes of adding some humidity to the inside of the house as the clothes dry?
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