Wm. Henderson Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Inc. Blog : Archive for the ‘Humidifier’ Category

Fight Dry Air This Winter with a Whole-House Humidifier

Monday, November 6th, 2017

humidified-installationMost of us are rightfully concerned about the temperature in our homes when winter arrives. A lack of heat can be flat-out deadly when the snow falls and you want your heating system to run reliably all winter. But a good furnace or boiler is only one part of the equation when it comes to home comfort in the winter. Dry air can be a terrible scourge in the cold months, and most heaters only fitfully deal with the problem at best. A whole-house humidifier might be an excellent addition to your HVAC system, and eliminate the problems of dry air before they make your winter more miserable. Now is the ideal time to get one installed, or serviced if you already have one. Here’s a quick breakdown of how humidifiers work. 

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Install a Humidifier this Winter

Monday, October 12th, 2015

With the leaves turning here, freezing cold weather won’t be far behind. And with it comes low humidity, dry air and a host of issues that that creates. Low humidity levels are an unfortunate fact of life during the winter, but as a homeowner, you don’t have to let it stay that way. A whole-house humidifier, installed by professional technicians, can be just the thing you need to relieve your discomfort. If you schedule an installation now, you should have it in place before the snows fall, and can take advantage of the benefits throughout the entire winter. Here’s why you should install a humidifier this winter.

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Why It’s Important to Schedule Your Humidifier for Maintenance

Friday, March 13th, 2015

It’s recommended that homes have a stable humidity level between 30%-50% year-round, but sometimes achieving this can be tough, especially during the winter months. Heating systems can dry out the air, particularly forced air systems, and it can be very hard to maintain a healthy humidity level indoors. A great tool that helps homeowners balance the air in their homes is a whole-home humidifier. These devices integrate seamlessly with HVAC systems, and you can install a thermostat that also has a humidistat, so you can set and program your humidifier right from your home’s thermostat. However, like your HVAC system, it’s important to maintain your humidifier on an annual basis. The indoor air quality experts at Wm. Henderson Plumbing & Heating Inc., have the expertise needed to properly perform maintenance on your humidifier, so if it’s been more than a year since your humidifier was last scheduled for work, call us today!

Reasons for Maintenance

As an electrical device, maintenance does a number of positive things:

  • Improves efficiency – your humidifier does a lot of work, and if it is carrying excess wear and tear, its efficiency may be compromised. Having a trained expert clean it can go a long way toward making your humidifier as efficient as possible.
  • Helps prevent repairs – humidifiers aren’t the most complicated devices, but that doesn’t mean they can’t break down. The thorough cleaning and inspection that your humidifier will go through during a maintenance appointment will help prevent future repairs as well as get you ahead of existing or developing problems.
  • Improves performance – as a water-based device, it isn’t unusual for humidifiers to become clogged or develop mold that can clog it. During a maintenance appointment, the filter will be changed if needed, removing any sediment or other particles that may be trapped in the filter.

You installed your whole-home humidifier for multiple reasons, and if your humidifier isn’t working as it should, you aren’t getting the benefits of owning one. Maintenance keeps your humidifier in good working order;

If it’s been more than 12 months since your humidifier has been reviewed, call Wm. Henderson Plumbing & Heating Inc., today.

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Choosing a Humidifier

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

During the colder months, the amount of moisture in the air drops dramatically. Many people choose to get humidifiers in order to improve the quality of the air within their home.

Humidifiers come in several different styles. There are humidifiers designed for single rooms and those that are connected to your HVAC system. Individual room humidifiers can be purchased as stand-alone units and need nothing more than a plug and some easy maintenance. Larger humidifiers designed for the entire home (known as “forced air humidifiers”) often require humidifier installation professionals to correctly install the system and get it to work properly.

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