Installing the Right Mineral Absorption Pad for Your Slant Fin Humidifier
Using the correct mineral absorption pad in your slant fin humidifier will prevent mineral dust from precipitating into the room. The white grains of mineral dust are harmful to your respiratory system and can damage furniture, carpet and window treatments. Learn below about choosing the right mineral absorption pads, round or rectangular, for your humidifier.
Round Mineral Absorption Pads
Use the round mineral absorption pads, with a 16-hole grid, in your Enviracaire (TM) EMP-15P model slant fin humidifier, and the Slant Fin (TM) warm air humidifier series as specified on the assembly and operating instructions. Honeywell (TM) HMP-12 steam humidifiers and Vicks (TM) V790 warm humidifiers also use the round shaped mineral absorption pad.
Rectangular Mineral Absorption Pads
Use the rectangular pad with a 4 x 10 perforation grid, only in the Enviracaire (TM) series # EWM-211D humidifier and in the Slant Fin (TM) series #GF-211 humidifier. Both of these keep your humidifier cleaner, by preventing mineral buildup, and come in packages of 6.
Mineral Pad Changing
Change the mineral pads every 2 to 3 weeks, or more often if your tap water is hard. Mineral pads work best when they are soft and flexible. If the mineral pads in your humidifier are dull grey and very stiff, they require changing immediately.
How to Tell if Your Humidifier Drip Pan Has a Crack
Checking the drip pan of your humidifier can be a pain, but it is also important to make sure that you are maintaining it along with the rest of the humidifier so that nothing goes wrong. If you don't keep an eye out, you may find that water is leaking out and causing damage, especially if it leaks near the outlet or the cord. Here are a few ways that you can tell if your drip pan has a crack.
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Step 1 - Check for Water Leaking
One obvious sign that you are having a problem with a cracked drip pan is seeing water leak out. If you find that a few drops or a puddle has formed near your humidifier, then you will want to immediately check out the drip pan to see if it has cracked.
Step 2 - Check for Mold Smell
While you might not always see a lot of water leaking out, especially if you have a darker color carpet and can't see the stain, you may smell it. A build up of water leakage can also be detected by a certain smell. You obviously don't want it to get as far as moldy, but if you smell old water, you want to check out the drip pan to make sure that there isn't a crack.