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Can You Use a Humidifier Without a Filter?

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Have you ever wondered about whether you can use a humidifier without a filter? This is something that many people struggle with since it’s not wholly clear whether or not you can use a humidifier without a filter. In line with this, today, we’re looking at some of the key things you need to know about whether you can use a humidifier without a filter – and what this might mean for your own device, too.

Can You Use a Humidifier Without a Filter?

If you have been asking whether you can use a humidifier without a filter, there’s some good news: you absolutely can! Not every type of humidifier has a filter, such as ultrasonic humidifiers and warm mist humidifiers. And for filtered humidifier, you can use it without a filter too.

However, while using your filtered humidifier without a filter is possible, it may not necessarily be advisable. As such, we strongly recommend that if you decide to use a humidifier without a filter, you only do so occasionally. Ideally, this should help prevent damage to your humidifier and ensure you get the best possible results.

What Happens When You Use a filtered Humidifier Without a Filter?

Naturally, a filter in your property’s humidifier is there to help filter out contaminants and impurities from your property’s air. However, if you need to forego the filter for a while, you may notice the following changes.

- Reduced Air Quality: Premium-quality designs like our Smillon humidifiers are designed to help purify your air and remove nasties. However, if your humidifier doesn’t have a filter, it won’t be able to achieve this function – which means that it may not be able to remove impurities from the water. As a result, minerals, bacteria, and other contaminants present in the water may be dispersed into the airspace along with the moisture.

- Increased Maintenance Requirements: If you have been looking to cut back on the maintenance for your humidifier, removing the filter may not be a good option. While this means that you won’t need to maintain the filter directly, it can do much more damage to your property’s humidifier, which may increase the maintenance levels. Thus, if keeping maintenance down is important to you, keeping your filters in good condition is actually surprisingly important. Of course, this won’t be enough alone; regular cleaning of the water tank and other components is also essential.

- Mineral Buildups: If you use anything other than distilled water in your humidifier, there’s a genuine risk of mineral buildups causing a problem for your humidifier. Notably, in many cases, filterless humidifiers may be more susceptible to mineral buildup; as a result, if you want to prevent this from becoming an issue for your humidifier device, make sure you keep the filter in good condition.


Final Thoughts

Technically speaking, you can absolutely use your humidifier device without having a filter installed. However, ideally, you’ll want to make sure that your humidifier device has a filter where possible. Indeed, using a humidifier device can be an excellent option for your home, but failing to use a filter may result in increased maintenance for your device.


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