Is there anything that can be done to mitigate the effects of a floor humidifer on ice formation gumming up various systems in the house? I have learned that even RO water is not pure enough to prevent our AC system from freezing up (unit close to air intake duct, HEPA filter, etc.) so am switching to distilled water.
But I'm also concerned about how I can mitigate the formation of ice in our refrigerator. We have already had a repair person come out due to the fridge side not cooling and the ice maker not working, and after about half an hour of taking things apart (it's not a cheap unit!) pulled out a huge chunk of ice from the internal ducts. At the time I didn't associate the possibility of this ice formation with running a humidifier but now I'm starting to suspect a connection. However, unlike the AC where the easy fix is to switch to distilled water, the fridge doesn't have a filter that can clog or simply be replaced. How I can mitigate ice buildup when a humidifier is pumping water into the air 24/7?
Not running the humidifier is not a good option either, as there are allergy sufferers in the house and it struggles to even maintain 40% RH in the summer.