The Dyson AM10 Humidifier: Puts Humidity Where It Belongs — in the Air and Not on Your Floor!


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The Dyson AM10 Humidifier: Puts Humidity Where It Belongs -- in the Air and Not on Your Floor! Listen to this article

Once the humidifier starts producing mist, you’ll be treated to this … lovely, fine mist that enters directly into the room’s air and isn’t spit out onto the floor. The humidifier is extremely quiet, and it is certified asthma & allergy friendly.

The Dyson humidifier is the first of its kind to earn the asthma & allergy friendly™ Certification from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). To achieve the asthma & allergy friendly™ Certification, the Dyson humidifier underwent an independent program of rigorous tests. These tests cover the humidification and humidity level maintenance, sanitization and disinfection performance, and the effects on pre-existing contamination. Dyson machines meet and exceed the strict criteria for all of these tests.

Maintenance of the humidifier is imperative, not just so that it will continue working properly, but to also to prevent scale buildup, and to make sure that you don’t start harboring some random bacteria or mold colony (ick). You should create your own cleaning solution composed of 1 ounce of citric acid and 1 liter of water to use once a week, wiping down the air loop amplifier while paying close attention to the air gaps. You’ll also need to empty the water in the tank and rinse and wipe all of the surfaces with your cleaning solution. The last step is to empty the trough in the base that accepts water from the tank, and then wipe over all of the surfaces with the cleaning solution. This little bit of maintenance will ensure that your AM10 continues to properly operate.

Once a month (and before or after storage), a slightly deeper cleansing regimen is required. Again you’ll use the citric acid solution, but this time you’ll unclip the loop amplifier’s bezel, wiping both sections down with the citric acid solution. Next you’ll need to empty the water tank, and this time you’ll remove the water chimney by thoroughly rinsing and soaking it in the citric acid solution for 15 minutes. You’ll also need to remove the tank’s seal, soaking it in the citric acid solution for 15 minutes, as well. Then you’ll fill the tank with the solution, replacing the red cap, and then shaking it for 30 seconds. The last step is emptying the base’s trough of any water, then filling it with the citric acid solution (making sure that the UV-C emitter and piezo are covered) and allowing it to sit for 15 minutes. After you’ve drained the trough and reassembled everything, you’ll wipe the entire humidifier down with a lint-free cloth.

I know that this may seem like a lot of maintenance steps to perform, but look at it like this: you are actually breathing the mist produced by the AM10. You want that mist to be the purest, healthiest moisture you can breathe, right? And honestly, it’s not that big of a deal to complete all of these steps.

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