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Humidifer white dust no filter

I have a humidifer that does not require a filter I have white dust. What should I do?

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Try usubg distilled water (or water with less minerals in it).

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Suggest you try using distilled water in the Humidifier in the baby's room. If your seeing that much dust you must have heavy hard water in your borough, suggest you replace the filter more often & or Demineralization Cartrid if your not already doing so.
Hard water is tough on many things in your home. Washing clothing can produce dark & light spots, some rust in color. Build up of rust & minerals through out the water lines in home. Bad taste. Build up of white stains in glasses & the list goes on.
The best choice would be a filtering system to remove most if not all hard water as it enters your water lines. Many companies near you can help you remove this problem. Listed below is one such company.
http://www.raindancewatersystems.com/maxicure.html

CPSC Issues Alert About Care Of Room Humidifiers
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/5046.html

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