How To Use Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier (DIY Step-By-Step w/ Videos)

Do you have or are planning to buy a Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier?

Are you looking for some instructions on how to use your Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier?

Today we will share a few reasons that make this such a popular humidifier and tell you what it actually does, and also share with you step by step instructions that can help you get the product ready for use as well as help you operate the device. In addition, we will also share with you a few tips that will help you get the best use out of your Vicks Warm Mist humidifier.

3 reasons why the Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier is an awesome product

There are various reasons that make the Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier a hit with those who use it. Here are three of the most popular reasons that make this product a much-used and much-loved one.

1. Comes with two different settings:

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  • The Vicks Warm Mist humidifier comes with the option of selecting two settings that helps you control the amount of time for which the device will run.
  • The high setting enables the device to operate for about 8 to 9 hours and can last you for the duration of your sleep time at night.
  • The lower setting enables the device to operate for about 19 to 20 hours and is great if you want to use it through the day too.

2. It comes with an auto-shut feature:

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  • Yet another feature that makes this warm mist from Vicks so popular is that it has an auto-shut feature.
  • This means that, even if you forget to turn it off, or are not able to turn off the device after your intended time of usage, it can turn off on its own, without the need to manually do so.
  • This means that you do not waste resources unnecessarily, and also, in case the water in the filter has run out, you will not have to worry about the device still running.

3. The unique design makes it easy to use

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  • This particular warm mist humidifier from Vicks has a handle that is placed around the bottom, which makes it easier for you to pick it up and fill water in.
  • Also, it does not have any concealed edges in the water tray.
  • As a result, you will find it easier to soak and wipe the body, as well as sterilize and clean it thoroughly.

How do you use this humidifier? 

If you are wondering how to work a vicks humidifier, here are some step by step instructions that will help you to first get the device ready for use, and then use it in the right way.

***Prepare the Vicks Warm Mist humidifier for use 

Here are a few steps that will help you get the Vicks Warm Mist humidifier ready for use:

  • 1
    Once you have the humidifier with you, open the cord to its full length and make sure that the mist chimney and the tray are locked in place securely.
  • 2
    Before you start using it, place the humidifier on a surface that is sturdy, stable and is water resistant.
  • 3
    You should place the device at least at a distance of 12 inches from the wall.
  • 4
    Make sure that at this point, the humidifier is either plugged out from the socket or is turned off.
  • 5
    When you are ready to fill the water in the device, hold the handle that is placed at the top and lift it up.
  • 6
    Now you have to turn the water tank upside down and take off the cap. You can do so by rotating it in an anti-clockwise motion.
  • 7
    Now fill in the tank using cool water from the tap and place the cap back on.
  • 8
    Now take the tank back to the base of the humidifier and put it in place.
  • 9
    Check the humidifier again to make sure that it is turned off.
  • 10
    Now plug it in and add some inhalant, preferably Vicks VapoSteam to the cup that is provided to pour in the inhalant. This is placed at the top of the device. You usually need to add about a tbsp. of the inhalant for use through a night. Keep in mind that you should not pour this or any other inhalant directly inside the water.
  • 11
    If you are going to use any vapo pads, you have to first open the scent pad door and then insert the vapo pads inside, before shutting the door again.

***How to operate the Vicks Warm Mist humidifier

Here are a few steps that will help you operate the Vicks Warm Mist humidifier:

  • 1
    Once you have the water and the inhalant ready, and have safely secured the tank to the base, you can now turn on the device and turn it to a setting of your choice, either on high or low.
  • 2
    The high setting will let the device run through the night, for about 8 to 9 hours, while the low setting lets it run for much longer, for about 18 to 19 hours.
  • 3
    Once the device is on, you will notice a green light that indicates that the device is now on and is working.
  • 4
    After you have turned on the knob to a setting of your choice, you will have to give it about 2 to 3 minutes to start the vaporizing process.
  • 5
    Once the device starts to work, you will notice a mist coming out from the top portion of the humidifier.
  • 6
    In case the humidifier runs out of water, you will notice a refill light around the knob area. This will turn on when the water has run out, and when you do notice it, you need to turn off the knob and shut down the device.
  • 7
    Remember that it takes at least 15 to 20 minutes for the heating process to cool down and you should wait for that much time before you touch the device.
  • 8
    Once the recommended cooling time is up, you can pick off the water tank from the base again and refill it with water, as shown in the pointers earlier.
  • 9
    Once done, you will have to place it back on the base, make sure that it is fastened securely in place and only then turn it on again.

3 Important Things to Remember:
How To Maintain Your Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier

Once you know how to work vicks humidifier, it is also important that you use it in such a way that you get the best use out of it.

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  • The first and most important thing to remember is that you have to clean it at least once a week, if not more.
  • On a daily basis, you should try and change the water at least once, so that there is no risk of scaling or any germs breeding inside.
  • Also, when you are using an inhalant of any sort with the device, make sure that you use it only in the slots that are specifically provided for this purpose, and do not add it directly into the water.

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