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If you’ve ever wondered why your humidifier is blowing hot air, you’re not alone. Many people are surprised to learn that humidifiers can actually produce hot air, but there are a few reasons why this might happen. First, it’s important to understand how humidifiers work.
Humidifiers take in air from the room and pass it over a wet wick or filter. As the air passes over the wet surface, it picks up moisture and becomes more humid.
-Is your humidifier plugged into a power outlet
If your humidifier is blowing hot air, there are a few possible explanations. First, check to see if the humidifier is set to the “heat” setting. If it is, then that is why it is blowing hot air.
If the humidifier is not set to the “heat” setting, then the next possible explanation is that the humidifier is overfilled and the water is spilling out into the base. This can cause the humidifier to overheat and blow hot air. To fix this, empty the water from the humidifier and make sure it is not overfilled in the future.
Another possibility is that the humidifier is not receiving enough power. This can happen if the humidifier is plugged into an extension cord or power strip that is not receiving enough power. To fix this, plug the humidifier directly into a wall outlet.
If your humidifier is blowing hot air, it may be because the humidifier is set too high, the room is too dry, or the filter needs to be replaced. If the humidifier is set too high, the humidifier will run longer and use more energy to try to reach the desired humidity level. If the room is too dry, the humidifier will also run longer and use more energy.
The filter may need to be replaced if it is clogged or dirty.