Distilled Water and Your Humidifier

Distilled Water and Your HumidifierThe main reason PAP users are encouraged to use distilled water in their humidifiers is because of  the unsightly mineral buildup inside the humidifier chamber with regular tap water.

When you don’t have the option of using distilled water- as long as you are using water that is safe to drink, you will be ok.  Filtered water is not the same as distilled water and will still leave behind minerals that can build up inside your humidifier chamber.

The best way to remove those mineral deposits in your chamber is by soaking the inside of your chamber with a solution of white vinegar and water (equal parts of vinegar and water).  Not all chambers are created equal, and some have tops that come off making cleaning the inside much easier than those chambers that don’t open.  Some humidifier chambers are dishwasher safe.  You may wish to check with the manufacturer of your PAP model to inquire whether your model may be placed in the dishwasher.

As always, remember that maintaining clean PAP equipment is crucial to your health and to the lifespan of your PAP equipment.

Safe Travels,