- First, Don’t Make the Mistake I Made With A Humidifier Base!
- Models That This Process Applies To
- How To Fill Humidifiers With Water (After You Clean The Water Tank)
- Does A Crane Humidifier Use Distilled Water? For Filling Or Cleaning?
- Yellow Light You Might Encounter When Filling
- Conclusion On This Read
Some of you might be thinking, “What’s so hard about filling up a humidifier?” But let me tell you, there’s more to it than just dumping in some water and calling it a day. So saddle up, grab a glass of sweet tea, and let’s get into the nitty-gritty of how to fill up to use your Crane Humidifier correctly.
First, Don’t Make the Mistake I Made With A Humidifier Base!
Well, let me tell you about when I filled up my Crane Humidifier that I keep in one of the rooms for the kids and made a mess of things. I was confident, thinking I knew everything there was to know about humidifiers. So I grabbed a jug of water and poured it into the tank.
But as I poured, I noticed the water wasn’t going down like it should have been. It was sitting there, sloshing around and not correctly filling the tank. Confused, I shook the tank on the humidifier to help the water move around.
I forgot to put the cap back on the tank, and the water spilled all over the floor. I was ankle-deep (well, not entirely, but it was a mess!) in water before I knew it, and let me tell you, I was not a happy camper (neither was my gal) and neither was my humidifier. Luckily, there was no water damage!
After mopping up the mess, I looked closer at the humidifier and realized my mistake. I put the cap back on, filled the tank correctly, and turned it on. It worked like a charm, but I couldn’t help feeling a little embarrassed about my mistake.
Lesson learned: always double-check the cap before filling up your Crane Humidifier (the humidifier’s red light will tell you), or you might have a wet and wild mess on your hands.
Models That This Process Applies To
- Model EE-5301
- Crane Elephant Humidifier
- Crane Penguin Humidifier
- Crane Adorable Humidifier
- Crane Frog Humidifier
- Crane Drop Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier
- Crane Diffuser and Top Fill Ultrasonic Air Humidifier
How To Fill Humidifiers With Water (After You Clean The Water Tank)
This is the information you need!
- Get suitable water.
Now, first things first, you need to make sure you’ve got a good quality water source. You want to use water that’s manageable and soft enough, or you’ll end up with mineral buildup or other problems. So, I follow these rules – if your tap water is pretty easy, use cool tap water. If you have hard water, use distilled water.
- Unscrew the cap.
Next up, please take a look at the tank itself. You’ll see a little cap on top of the tank that you need to unscrew to fill it up.
- Add the water to the humidifier.
Once you’ve got that cap off, it’s time to add your water. I recommend using a pitcher or other pouring device, as it’ll make getting the water into the tank easier without spilling it all over the place.
- Do not overfill the water tank.
Here’s where things can get a little tricky. You don’t want to overfill the tank, or the water will spill out and create a mess. So, be sure to check the fill line on the tank itself and fill humidifier up to that point. If you need help determining where the fill line is, consult your humidifier’s user manual.
Once the tank is filled up to the appropriate level – the fill line, it’s time to put the humidifier cap back on and reattach the tank to the humidifier base. Please give it a little jiggle to ensure it’s secure, and then you’re ready to go.
Does A Crane Humidifier Use Distilled Water? For Filling Or Cleaning?
Now, this is a question I get asked a lot, and the answer is… it depends. See, some folks recommend using distilled water in their humidifiers to prevent mineral buildup or white dust that can occur when using tap water. This is especially true if you live in an area with hard water, which can have a high concentration of minerals like calcium and magnesium. So start with cleaning it. Cleaning is very important at this point.
However, not all humidifiers require distilled water, and Crane Humidifiers are no exception. Crane explicitly states in their user manual that you can use tap water in their humidifiers as long as it’s not excessively hard.
If you use tap water in your Crane Humidifier, consider utilizing a demineralization filter or water softener for your humidifier to help prevent mineral buildup. You can also use a vinegar solution on how to clean the humidifier periodically and remove any mineral deposits that may have built up.
To sum it up, while you don’t necessarily need to use distilled water in your Crane Humidifier, taking steps to prevent mineral buildup if you’re using tap water is a good idea. And if you still need to decide what type of water to use, consult your user manual.
Yellow Light You Might Encounter When Filling
When you fill-up your humidifier with fresh water, it takes some time for the water to circulate and for the humidifier to adjust to the new water source. During this time, you will see the yellow light.
All you have to do is wait a bit; that yellow light should turn green.
Conclusion On This Read
Regarding your Crane Humidifier, remember a few key things when filling it. First, ensure you’re using good-quality water and preventing mineral buildup or other impurities. This can extend your humidifier’s life, give the best mist output, and ensure it’s running at peak humidifier performance and the best moisture levels.
Second, be patient, and don’t panic if you see that pesky yellow light come on. This, for your information, is just your humidifier adjusting to the new water, and it should turn off after a bit.
Richard is a retired HVAC specialist and air quality enthusiast! With decades of experience in the field, this author has seen it all when it comes to air-related issues and knows just what it takes to keep your surroundings clean and healthy.