We need a stable level of between 30%-50% humidity in our homes to be comfortable all year round. This can be hard to achieve during the colder winter months as heating systems can dry out the air and make it hard to reach a healthy humidity level. The best way to deal with this problem is to install a whole home humidifier to balance the humidity levels indoors. This should integrate easily with your existing HVAC system; a thermostat that is also a humidistat can also be installed to make the entire system programmable. This system will give you all year round indoor comfort, but like any complex equipment, a humidifier needs regular annual maintenance for the following reasons.
Improving Energy Efficiency:
The humidifier works hard to maintain an ideal level of humidity in your home. This work can cause a great deal of wear and tear on the components in the system. Over time this accumulated damage to components can cause a decrease in the overall energy efficiency. The humidifier needs to be expertly cleaned, and any failing components need to be repaired or replaced. This will keep your energy bills under control without compromising your indoor comfort levels.
Preventing Repair Work:
A humidifier performs a simple function in your home, but this doesn’t mean that it cannot break down. In daily use, the humidifier is exposed to a lot of particles and strain that can easily lower the expected life expectancy of the unit. This can cause the unit to fail; this often happens at the most inconvenient times when the humidifier is needed most. During a regular maintenance visit, all the components in the unit will be tested to ensure that they are working as intended by the manufacturer. Any future potential problems will be identified and dealt with before the component actually fails. Regular annual servicing may help your equipment to last longer by proactively dealing with smaller issues before they can develop into bigger problems that are more expensive to fix.
Improving Humidifier Performance:
A humidifier is a device that deals with water and condensation levels. Because of this, it’s not unusual for a humidifier to have issues with clogs and blockages. Even mold can develop inside the unit and impede its ability to operate within the manufacturer’s guidelines. During a regular maintenance visit, the humidifier filter will be cleaned or changed as required. All the built up deposits of particles and accumulated sediment will be removed, the filter will be clear, and this will help the unit to work better.
When you invest in a humidifier for your home, it represents a significant investment in your home comfort levels. Protecting this investment is easy if you enroll in an annual scheduled maintenance program to safeguard your equipment. This will ensure that your system is working both effectively and efficiently to manage your indoor humidity levels. A service visit may also prevent future expensive repairs by dealing with any identified smaller issues earlier.