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 Post subject: Humidifier
PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 5:33 pm 
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I am in the market to buy a humidifier. I remember a while back the topic came up but I can't seem to find it. I cannot remember if it is good to have a hepa filter, ionizer, or what features were good to have. If anyone has a humidifier that they feel is a good one I would love to hear about it. I want one that is easy to clean as some seem to have spots where the water can go but a scrub brush cannot. Thanks :)

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:01 pm 
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HEPA filter and ionizers are for air cleaners. Humidifiers come in cool-mist and steamers.

We don't use them because of our daughters asthma.

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One of those days :? Too many ideas not enough time to process

For the air cleaners do you want hepa? ionizer? I thought to have one running in my home would be a good idea.

As for humidifier you say "we don't use them because of our daughters asthma" I also have asthma (very under control) is a humidifier not such a good idea???
I have had one in the past but I found it hard to keep clean. (hard water build up) It has been years since I have used one. I was just thinking with how dry winter can feel and thought it may be a good idea to up the humidity??

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:25 pm 
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I seem to recall something about mold and humidifiers but I forget the details. We just cook a lot of soups and pastas! :)

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