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.