Dr. Falkinham said that a humidifier that boils is okay to use. Does anyone have a recommendation?
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@northland I buy the most inexpensive one I can find, which used to be $20 but now likely $30, sometimes in Target, Walmart, Walgreens etc. Then after a few seasons if it stops working I replace it. Thanks for reminding me that Dr. Falkinham gave humidifiers that boil his approval as I'll need to set mine up soon!
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what the heck is a humidifier that boils? Can you share a link?
If one lives where it's very dry in the winter and needs a humidifier, Dr. Falkinham recommends an evaporative humidifier that boils the water before humidifying the air. See attached. I was wondering what other people here have bought and recommend?
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I buy Vicks or generic like Vicks. It's inexpensive, doesn't have many working parts and works well.
Example of what I buy:
Thanks! I have a medium sized humidifier that I use in the winter when it becomes very dry in the house. The water I put in it has been filtered through the Lifestraw pitcher which is supposed to get rid of any potential bacteria. Dr F apparently said it worked for MAC prevention. I wonder if this is as good as using one that boils.
good question… The biofilms can adhere to the insides of the unit, so I suppose cleaning is very important for any humidifier…
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