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No moisture going into the room.

I received a used Crane Pig Humidifier which was pretty much new but it doesn't seem to work. I've had it on for about 2 hours in my daughter's room but there is nothing(no mist) coming from the pig's ears. I hear the motor gently running and the green light is on but... nothing. My daughter has had pneumonia 3 times and I want to make sure this will help her. Please help? THANK YOU!

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First off, you should probably use the lowest possible setting as your house being so new, is likely pretty "air-tight" and as such, doesn't have a lot of air infiltration (gaps and drafts) hence the reason you're seeing moisture on the windows.

Now, I would also use a hygrometer, just like your parents likely had hanging on a wall somewhere in their house. It will give you a better idea of the moistur (humidity) around the house. My guess is that you're already at the 60%+ level of humidity.

I suggest that you turn "OFF" the furnace mounted humidifier, until you no longer see moisture on the windows. That will allow the house to adjust and get back to normal humidity levels.

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If you don't have the humistat (the control for the furnance mounted humidifer) mounted next to your heating and cooling system thermostat, you should do that - it will make it easier to adjust and also will provide a more accurate reading for the humifier to operate properly.

Some Thermostats have the ability to add a humidifier on it for integrated controlling of the furnace humidifer. Check your Thermostat and Furnance owner's manual for details.

I used to have the same problem and found that by moving the humidifer control from the utility room (mine was in the basement of my house) to the living space, it made a big difference. Since most people's homes have unfinished basements and that's where the HVAC system is located, it doesn't get the same humidty readings as an occupied living space.

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I tend to wait until I notice that the air inside the house is getting dry and then turn on my humidifier, once the cold winter days have taken hold. In summary, nothing wrong with your unit, just mother nature and a well built (most air-tight) home are giving you higher levels of condensation than most older homes. Gradual adjustments, once you turn the humidifier off for awhile, should get you the desired results.

I hope you find this Very Helpful and best regards!

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Link to Manual:
http://www.crane-usa.com/manuals/HumidifierManual2008.pdf

Filters can get dirty pretty quick with the use of tap water. I attached the manual for you so that you can clean it.
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Additionally, I use both the Crane Demineralization Filter Cartridge (which works for the penguin as well, and gets installed in place of the original water tank cap), and the ProTec PC-1 Humidifier Tank Cleaning Cartridge (which I plop into the water tank) to keep the water both de-mineralized and bacteria free. I got both products at Amazon.com.

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