Vornado Humidifiers Customer Q & A

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Q1:  I have a Vonnado evaporative humidifier. When I fill the water tank some water leaks and goes to the other compartment. Is that correct? Because of that water, the filters got mildew. C.R.

A: Yes. Water moves from the tank into that lower reservoir. The part of the reservoir that is directly below the water tank actually one larger reservoir that allows water to flow under the divider and then be absorbed by the wicks. From there the fan pulls the absorbed moisture out and disperses it through your room. The wicks purpose is to increase the overall surface area from which water can evaporate into the air. If there was simply a pool of water, evaporation would only take place on the surface, but with the wicks, the evaporative surface area increases dramatically which inturn increases the rate at which you can put moisture back into your indoor air. As far as mildew, there are a couple things you can do. First, the wicks need to be replaced periodically. They really can't be washed and reused and anywhere from once a month to once every three month to at the very least, once per season, the pads/wicks must be replaced. At the end of the season, you have two options. You can either allow the pads to completely air dry was well as the water tank and reservoir, then store the unit away until use next season. Or, toss the pads/wicks, allow the reservoir and tank to dry completely, store then install new wicks at the beginning of next season. You can sometimes get mildew if there is moisture left in the tank, in the reservoir or if the pads are still damp prior to storage. You can also sometimes get mildew if the pads are used for use long. Replacement times will vary a bit depending on your specific conditions of use and the conditions in your home. Hope that helps!

Q2: Do you have to soak the replacement mineral cartridge before use?

A: Yes. It's usually a good idea to do so prior to use. Typically, it's recommended to soak them for 24 hours prior to use.

Q3: What is the price of this Vornado humidifier including shipping? Does it have automatic shut off when tank becomes empty?

A: With the Vornado Ultrasonic humidifier, the fan will continue to run to circulate air when the tank is empty or when the desired humidity level is reached. It will say "Refill Tank" on the display when the tank needs to be refilled. Shipping is free on this unit. With the Vornado Evaporative humidifier, the fan will shut off when the unit is empty or when the desired humidity level is reached. Shipping for this unit is $11.99.

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