Why You Need a Self-Cleaning Humidifier

Technology is one of the things designed to make life easier, simpler, more enjoyable and fun. It helps us save time and energy and more than often it does things more efficient than we could. This goes for mist humidifiers too.

While we can humidify our house using a plain kettle or the steam from a hot shower, a technologically up-to-date humidifier is so much more efficient and versatile.

The Benefits of Using a Mist Humidifier

The skin is the first to suffer in the cold season. The variations in temperatures and the particularly dry air from the indoors have a harsh impact on the human body. The dry air absorbs water from the skin, hair and mucous, causing irritation, itching, and dryness.

Also, dry air affects the self-cleaning function of the respiratory system, triggering respiratory system infections and aggravating specific problems for those suffering from allergies and asthma. Viruses develop more quickly in a dry environment.

Last but not least, the breathing of low-humidity air makes the transfer of oxygen in the circulatory system more difficult. This causes fatigue, irritability, vertigo and lack of concentration.

While many of you know the advantages of using humidifiers, in this post, we focus on a particular aspect: why you need a self-cleaning humidifier?

Should You Clean the Humidifier?

To make sure you get the best results and also that you prolong the unit’s operating period, you should pay attention to the maintenance.

  • Before cleaning the humidifier, drain all the liquid from the tank and rinse well under the jet of water
  • During the active use period, wipe the device at least once a week and remove the limestone deposits that are constantly accumulation on its units. You can use a soft cloth and a solution made out of water and vinegar to avoid harsh detergents
  • Treat the humidifier nozzle with extra care since the slightest blockage can prevent you from enjoying all the soothing mist you need
  • Often, moisture will cause unwanted microorganisms. To avoid this regularly disinfect your humidifier. Do this with a solution that has chlorine. Chlorine is found in most whitening agents, so you can safely use certain bleaching products. After completely disinfected, rinse several times the device until the smell of chlorine disappears.

Why You Need a Self-Cleaning Humidifier

The main advantage of a self-cleaning humidifier is that it saves you important time. It also protects you from the hustle and bustle that come with having to always check if your device is clean enough or not. Thirdly, it offers a comfortable environment and enhanced hygiene.

Humidifiers usually use tap water.  Tap water has minerals that can create deposits and promote limescale deposits and the growth of different, more or less harmful, bacteria. Asthma and allergy sufferers are especially affected by this scenario.

A self-cleaning humidifier can feature demineralization cartridges and special filters that prevent the development of the pathogens.

Of course, if you invest in a self-cleaning humidifier you still have to clean it regularly but not as often (every 3 days) as the regular ones.

Best Self-Cleaning Humidifier Models

BONECO/Air-O-Swiss Warm or Cool Mist Ultrasonic Humidifier


  • Digital display and programmable hygrostat
  • Output: Up to 3 gallons/24 hours for rooms up to 600 sq ft
  • Auto Mode for fully automated operation
  • Essential Accessories Included: the included water treatment accessories aid in achieving clean mist (Hydro Cell, Demineralization Cartridge (A7531) and EZCal).

Pure Guardian H940 Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier


  • 5-gallon tank: up to 30-hours functionality for small sized rooms
  • Patented Silver Clean Protection: fights the growth of mold and mildew on the surface of the water tank
  • Ultrasonic Technology ensures quiet performance
  • Optimize comfort with low and high cool mist settings
  • Fluid desktop design features an optional night light

BONECO Warm or Cool Mist Ultrasonic Humidifier U700


  • Largest room size coverage: 4 gallons/24 hours for rooms up to 1000 sq ft
  • Auto Mode for fully automated operation
  • Smart automatic shut-off when water tank is removed
  • New innovative Cleaning Mode allows for easy cleaning of the unit
  • Adaptive display dimmer and fragrance tray

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