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  1. #1
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    Cleaning vs replacing bypass humidifier pad

    What are the risks associated with cleaning and reusing a bypass humidifier pad? I have an Aprilaire setup and my house is on soft water. The pad gets quite a bit of salt deposits on it but when you run it under water, it cleans right up and looks just like a brand new one out of the box. I am sure there is a reason to not just clean it and reuse it but I can't find any information on the topic.

    What am I missing?

    Thanks.

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    Cleaning is fine, I use vinegar on mine at home.

  3. #3
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    A clean pad is all that is needed. Soft water does not cause the pad to deteriorate. Hard water eats up the pad in a year.
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    Thanks for the replies everyone. I'll clean it thoroughly and reuse.

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