Instructions for a Venta Humidifier

Low moisture in your home can trigger cold-like symptoms such as dry coughs, headaches, irritated eyes and sore throats, as well as conditions like itchy and dry skin.

This is especially relevant -- and exacerbated -- in wintertime, when many households continuously run the heater. One solution is to purchase a humidifier, such as the ultrasonic models made by Venta. Venta offers digital and regular humidifiers; both models feature simplified controls, but the digital model also utilizes a built-in hygrostat for precise moisture control.

Place your Venta humidifier on a flat, water-resistant surface. Ensure the unit is off of the floor and out of direct sunlight. Point the nozzle away from objects and walls.

With the power off and humidifier unplugged, lift the tank straight up and off the base. Grip the handle on top and turn the tank upside down, then unscrew the cap.

Remove the demineralization filter from the tank for the first use, and soak it in warm water for five minutes. Replace the filter, then fill the tank completely with cool filtered or tap water. Screw the cap back on.

Place the water tank back on the base and let it sit for two to three minutes, then plug the pronged end of the power cord into a standard AC electrical outlet.

Push the "On/Off" button to turn on the humidifier, or turn the knob to the right until the power indicator lights up. Press the "Warm Mist" button in the center of the control panel to change the mist temperature to warm, and turn the "Humidity" knob to the right to increase the humidity level.

Set the humidity level on the digital Venta, if applicable, by pushing the "Humidity" button on the control panel. Press it continuously until you reach the desired humidity level -- with each press of the button it increases 5 percent. Aim for 40- to 55-percent humidity for best results.

Tip

  • Clean your Venta humidifier weekly during periods of constant use. Refer to your user manual for detailed cleaning instructions.

Warnings

  • Keep humidifiers away from children, and never operate one without water in the tank.
  • If condensation appears on walls or other surfaces, lower the humidity level and open a window.

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