How To Use Vicks Humidifier: A Quick & Easy Guide For Better Air At Home

  • A Vicks humidifier is a popular choice among parents 
  • Learn how to operate this device safely around babies and kids 
  • Plus, tips for prolonging the life of your Vicks humidifier 
  • Bonus video: Vicks Warm Steam Vaporizer

Do you have a Vicks humidifier or are planning to buy one?

Are you looking for specific instructions that will help you use a Vicks humidifier?

Do you want to know about easy ways in which you can prolong the time for which your Vicks humidifier works for you?

Today we are taking a look specifically at the Vicks humidifier and are talking about its use in a home and what kind of benefits it can have for you. We also talk about whether or not it is easy for anyone to operate, and in addition, we will also share detailed instructions on how you can use it, right from the easiest steps to any special instructions that you should keep in mind. We will also share a few important tips that will help your Vicks humidifier last longer and increase its efficiency, so do read on till the end.

Why is it a great idea to have a Vicks humidifier in your home?

A Vicks humidifier is one of the more popular choices when it comes to buying a humidifier for the home. Here is a look at what makes it so popular and also some of the benefits you can get when you use it at home.

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  • It releases a warm mist that is almost entirely free of any germs or bacteria, which reduce the risk of infection or other health issues that may be present in the air.
  • The Vicks humidifier has a separate slot where you can add a liquid inhalant, which can be especially helpful if you are suffering from a stuffy nose or cold and want to use some type of inhalant to ease your breathing.
  • The humidifiers from the Vicks brand are especially quiet during operation, and this means that you can have a peaceful sleep, without having to worry about any additional noise that may disrupt your rest. Also, this makes it extremely useful if you are mainly looking to buy a humidifier that you can use in your baby’s nursery or during your baby’s sleep time.
  • Another feature of the Vicks humidifier is that it comes with an auto shut off feature, which means that, in case the water runs out, the device will switch off automatically, so that it does not keep working and wasting electricity.
  • The humidifier device has a large capacity water tank which allows for the device to easily work through the night and more, for up to 12 hours with one filling, which means that you can have a comfortable sleep without having to worry about the water running out.

How do you operate a Vicks humidifier? 

Overall, a Vicks humidifier is quite easy to operate, and once you follow the basic instructions, you will find it does not take too much to use.

How To Use A Vicks Humidifier

  • 1
    Make sure that you place your Vicks humidifier on a firm and water resistant surface. This surface should also be at a distance of at least 12 inches from the wall. Also ensure that the power cord as well as the device are out of reach of any children or pets.
  • 2
    Once you start to set up the humidifier, first remove the tank by holding the handle that is placed on the top of the tank. Open the cap by turning it in an anti-clockwise motion. Next, remove the filter. Once both the tank and the filter are separate from the device, you need to run them both under cool water. This will add to the efficiency of the humidifier and will make it work better right from the start.
  • 3
    Next, fill up the tank using cool water. Once you have filled it up, make sure that you secure the cap tightly in place so that the water will not leak out. You can do this by turning the cap in a clockwise direction.
  • 4
    Once the cap is locked in place, you need to place the tank back on top of the base.
  • 5
    When you are ready to start the device, you can do so with the knob that is provided at the front. You will notice different settings around the knob that helps to turn it on. You can select a setting that you want to use, based on low, medium or high.
  • 6
    The recommended levels of humidity are between 40 and 60 percent. You can start by turning the level to the highest, and once it reaches the desired humidity, you can turn it low.

How to use Vicks VapoPads in a Vicks humidifier

The Vicks humidifier comes with a separate slot to use VapoPads as well as to use any inhalant that you want to add in your device. Before you add anything to the humidifier, make sure that you have turned it off.

  • If you want to use the Vicks VapoPads, open the pad slot at the base on the scent pad door and insert the pad inside. Close the door once done.
  • Once the VapoPad is in place, you can now plug in the device and turn it on.

***To replace the UV bulb***

  • If you have to replace it, please call the customer care staff to place an order and properly do so.

3 Tips For Prolonging The Life of your Vicks Humidifier

In order to make sure that your Vicks humidifier works properly, keep the following tips in mind:

1. Remember to follow proper steps to clean it

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  • It is very important to clean the device at least once every three to four days.
  • In addition to cleaning the device, you should also change the filter in the device at least once in every 30 to 60 days. This will mainly depend on the quality of the water that you use in the filter.
  • In case you notice that the filter has become hard or if you feel that it seems to be encrusted, it is best that you change it immediately and replace it with a new one.
  • Also, if you notice that the filter has turned smelly and emits an odour, or if you feel that the amount of moisture it used to release earlier has reduced significantly, it is best to change the filter. 

2. Do not place things inside the humidifier that are not meant to be there

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  • The Vicks humidifier comes with a separate slot to place the VapoPads as well as a separate bowl to add the inhalant.
  • Make sure that you only use these designated areas and don’t place the pads or the inhalant inside the water or in any other part of the device.

3. Make sure to use and handle the unit properly

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  • Whenever you are using the filter in the humidifier, you can turn it over each time that you refill the water in the water tank of the humidifier. This will ensure that the filter ages evenly and does not get worn out before time.



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