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I just moved iinto my new home. I have never owned a home with aprilair 560 unit. I just got it fixed I hope. But I put a new water filter in monday the 27th. How often should you replace it. Dede

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It is a bypass humidifer the pad in it should last a couple of years, the water runs over the pad and air pulls moisture off the pad. Putting it into the home. Make sure the damper is open for proper air flow.

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