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The Homedics Total Comfort Humidifier has an array of useful features that combine the climate-regulating effects of a humidifier with the calming effects of an oil diffuser. Like any humidifier, the Total Comfort needs regular cleaning to ensure it works at optimal levels to cool your home and foster a comfortable environment so we have the complete and easy to follow guide on how to clean Homedics Total Comfort Humidifier.

The unit comes complete with essential oils and an aroma tray so you can keep your home comfortable and smelling sweet all with the help of one appliance. Because of the dual water tanks, aroma tray, and ultrasonic membrane, the Total Comfort Humidifier is a bit more complicated to disassemble and clean than standard humidifiers.

But the folks at Homedics created a humidifier that comes apart with ease so you don’t need to worry about screws or anything like that. To learn how to perfectly clean your Homedics Total Comfort Humidifier, read this guide that offers instructions for cleaning every aspect of the machine.

Steps to Clean

Four parts of the Homedics Total Comfort Humidifier need to be cleaned regularly. Make sure to unplug the appliance before beginning the cleaning process. Below are instructions on how to properly clean each part of the humidifier.

How to Clean Homedics Total Comfort HumidifierWater Tanks

To remove the water tanks, just lift them out of the base of the unit. Unscrew the caps and dump out old water. Rinse the tank thoroughly with clean water. For added cleanliness, you may add some white vinegar or hydrogen peroxide to the tank as you clean.

The best humidifier practices are to empty the tanks and fill them with clean water once a day. And clean them with vinegar and warm water once a week.

How to Clean Homedics Total Comfort Humidifier UltraSonic Membrane

It is imperative to note that you should use plastic gloves or plastic tongs when cleaning the UltraSonic membrane. The natural oils on your hands will break down the membrane and eventually destroy it.

Once a day, you should remove the membrane from the reservoir and rinse and dry it. It’s best to do this every time you empty and fill the water tanks. Make sure the membrane completely air dries before you replace it; it should take less than an hour to dry.

Once a week, you should remove the transducer plate cover and soak the membrane in a solution made with half distilled, warm water, and half distilled white vinegar. Let it soak for no more than ten minutes, and then rinse it clean, scrubbing gently with a soft brush or sponge to remove any build-up.

How to Clean Homedics Total Comfort Humidifier Aroma Tray

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The aroma tray is what makes this humidifier a Total Comfort appliance, so you’ll want to keep it pristine and clean.

To clean the aroma tray, open it and remove the aroma pad. Remember, you should use a different aroma pad for every scent. So if you stick with the same scent, just set the aroma pad to the side for now.

Take a soft cloth and thoroughly wipe the inside of the aroma tray until there is no residue to the touch. Do not leave any liquids behind, even water. Now, you can put the aroma pad back or insert a new one and close the tray.

It may be tempting to submerge the base of the humidifier into a water bath to loosen any oils, but do not do this as it will likely damage the entire unit.

How to Clean Homedics Total Comfort Humidifier Surface

Some people clean their humidifiers with bleach, Teatree oil or hydrogen peroxide, which should all be fine. But Homedics recommends always using a half and half mixture of distilled white vinegar and distilled warm water.

Using a soft cloth, wipe down the entire outside of the humidifier as best you can. You can tale this time to wipe down the aroma tray as well. Using a clean cloth soaked in water, wipe the unit down again to remove any of the cleaning solution left behind.

Once you feel there is no more solution left behind, let the unit air dry completely before using. Leave all parts separate as it dries.

Bottom Line

The Homedics Total Comfort Humidifies are excellent appliances that balance your home’s humidity while delivering pleasant scents into your space. These humidifiers have it all and are surprisingly easy to clean.

Hopefully, this guide has made the task of cleaning your Homedics Total Comfort Humidifier seem less daunting or difficult. Don’t neglect your humidifier’s cleanliness or maintenance, or it will become less efficient and possibly spray toxins into the air you are breathing.

Keep your Homedics humidifier clean, so you and your family can enjoy fresh, clean air all the time.


How often do I need to change the water?

Almost all humidifier water tanks should be emptied and refilled with distilled water daily. But the Homedics humidifier is designed to make keeping your home comfortable as painless as possible. The dual water tanks allow you to fill them and forget about them for up to 120 hours, unlike other humidifiers that only last about 24 hours per fill.

What does “Total Comfort” mean?

Any of the Homedics humidifiers that have “Total Comfort” in their title will come with the aroma tray for essential oils. The idea is that the humidifiers don’t just adjust the relative humidity, but also release pleasant smells into the air so you can breathe well and inhale sweet smells, at the same time.