SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — You might be dealing with winter’s dry and dirty indoor air. Adding humidifiers and air purifiers can help, but they require tender love and care.

“A humidifier can help keep the air inside of your home at a comfortable level. However, a humidifier that isn’t cleaned properly can produce mold spores,” says Tanya Christian, Consumer Reports Home Editor.

Watch the experts at Consumer Reports reveal the secrets to keeping humidifiers and air purifiers clean and running at peak performance.