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Lasko Humidifier Filters
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How to select Humidifier Filters
The quality of a replacement filter for your humidifier or other cleaning device is the key factor that helps create a healthy environment in a room where such device is installed. We have prepared the following guide to help you find and select the best humidifier filters that exist today. All you will have to do is spend several minutes of your time and follow the simple instructions.
A humidifier filter lasts for 2 or 3 months, depending on whether smoke and dust is present in the air. This means that you’ll have to change the filters at least four times a year. Compatibility with the humidifier is the essential factor to consider when selecting a filter. However, this doesn’t mean that you have to look for the exact same filter you always used. To know if the filter will be compatible with the device, compare its specifications with the ones of the old filter. If they match, you are good to go.
Maintenance of the filter is also something to pay attention to. Not many of humidifier owners know that the filters of such device can be cleaned in order to prolong the life of the device and increase its performance. To perform such maintenance work, you need to have direct access to the filter so ensure it offers such option before you buy it.
The material from which the filter is made plays a great part in its durability. Since humidifier filters are placed near the water panel element, they are designed to absorb harmful chemicals and particles from the water source. This means that the material they are made from should not have any toxic elements because they will be distributed into the air.
When the filter is selected, some of the questions may still remain. The most frequently asked one is how to replace the old filter in a humidifier?
Despite the fact that all of the humidifiers have different design, the process of replacing a filter is pretty much the same for all of them. You need to remove the cover of the device, then get to the water tank and the filter that is installed in or near it and take the filter out. After that, you can insert a new filter, place the water tank back and close the cover. After replacing a filter, turn the device on and ensure that it operates correctly.
Why do I need to replace the filter anyway?
In order to provide your room with fresh and most importantly, healthy air, a humidifier has to be able to distribute the moisture from the water tank. A filter gets in the middle of this process and ensures no harmful particles are going into the room along with the moisture. If a filter is old and dirty, it will contaminate the water from the tank and lower the air quality of the room.