A whole-house humidifier can do a great job of balancing the humidity in your home. However, if not properly maintained, your humidifier can cause discomfort — and even create health problems. By taking the correct steps to keep your unit working properly, you can ensure that the indoor air quality in your home stays at a healthy level.
To maintain your home’s humidifying system, you should regularly check the system’s main unit. When doing so, you should be aware of any water leakage from the humidifier or the pipes and valves that connect to it. Leaking or dripping water is a sign that your unit needs repair. Also, check for blockages in the water panel. The water panel can become blocked by mold, which can create health problems in your home.
You should replace the water filter (pad) inside of your humidifying system at least once a year. By doing so, you will ensure that your system maintains the recommended EPA indoor humidity level of 30-50 percent. While replacing the filter, it is a good idea to thoroughly clean the inside of your humidifying system to kill germs and remove any mineral deposits that have built up inside.
By properly maintaining your humidifying system, you will maximize the efficiency of your unit and greatly improve your home’s indoor air quality. However, if at any time during your regular maintenance check of your humidifier you determine that there is a problem, you should seek the help of a professional contractor.
In fact, as important as this system is, it’s advisable to let a pro handle the whole job. The experienced technicians at Roth Heating & Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical in Portland are well-trained to assess and help with regular maintenance and problems.