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Whole Home Humidifier
Installation, Repair, & Maintenance
Like our bodies, homes in Colorado need adequate hydration. The dry climate, especially in the winter, puts stress on a home’s interior and, in turn, can affect our health. Humidifiers are known for:
For whole home humidifier installation, repair, and maintenance in the Denver Metro Area and outlying areas, call ABE Heating and Cooling at (303) 341-5701.
A whole home humidifier is installed directly into your home’s HVAC system.
It works by adding moisture to the air as it passes through the system, and then distributes it throughout your home.
There are several types of whole home humidifiers including steam and evaporative humidifiers. The most common type is the evaporative humidifier.
An evaporative humidifier consists of a reservoir of water, a wick or filter, and a fan. The fan blows air through the filter, causing the water to evaporate and humidify the air.
The humidified air is then circulated throughout your home, increasing the overall humidity level.
The humidity level in your home is controlled by a humidistat. The humidistat measures the humidity level and signals the humidifier to turn on or off as needed to maintain the desired level of humidity.
A whole home humidifier helps to keep the air in your home moist, which lowers the risk of respiratory problems such as asthma, allergies, and sinus infections. It also helps to reduce the number of airborne viruses and bacteria circulating in the air.
Dry air can cause damage to your home, such as cracking of wooden furniture and floors, peeling paint, and even damage to electronics. With a whole home humidifier, the air in your home will be more balanced, preventing these types of damage.
When the air in your home is dry, it feels cooler than it actually is. This means that you’ll have to turn up the heat to feel comfortable. With a whole home humidifier, the air will be more moist, making it feel warmer and allowing you to lower your thermostat.
Dry air can be harsh on your skin, causing it to crack and become itchy. A whole-home humidifier helps to keep the air in your home moist, which can improve your skin health and reduce the need for moisturizing creams.
During the winter months, static electricity can be a real problem. It can cause clothes to cling, hair to stand on end, and even damage electronics. A whole home humidifier helps to reduce static electricity by keeping the air in your home moist.
When indoor air is too dry, asthma and allergy symptoms can worsen. Cold and flu viruses may spread more rapidly, and you may be more prone to sinus infections. Dry air pulls moisture from your skin, which makes you feel cold, dries out your air passageways, and may cause:
Higher Energy Bills
Because dry indoor air feels cooler, many homeowners make the mistake of turning up the heat, when it’s the humidity level that really needs to be increased.
Damage to Home and Furnishings
Dry air is damaging to homes. Wood and other building materials, including furniture, are robbed of moisture when the air is too dry. Cracks and damage can occur to flooring, trim, and even framing around windows and doors.
Call ABE Heating and Cooling today at (303) 341-5701 if you would like to learn more about whole home humidifiers.
ABE’s technicians are highly trained to install, repair and maintain every type of humidifier. We take the time to do the job right, so you can have peace of mind.
A whole home humidifier may require repair from time to time. Here are some common issues that may require whole home humidifier repair.
If your whole home humidifier is not turning on, the first thing you should check is the power supply. Make sure the unit is plugged in and the power outlet is working correctly. If the outlet is working fine, but the humidifier still won’t turn on, check the fuse or circuit breaker. If the fuse is blown or the circuit breaker is tripped, reset it and try turning on the humidifier again.
If you notice that the water flow from your whole home humidifier is low or non-existent, the problem may be due to a clogged filter or water line. Turn off the humidifier and remove the filter. Clean the filter thoroughly and replace it. If the water line is clogged, use a small brush or pipe cleaner to remove any debris or mineral buildup.
If you notice that the humidity level in your home is too high, it may be due to a malfunctioning humidistat. The humidistat is the device that controls the humidity level in your home. Check the settings on the humidistat and adjust them if necessary. If the problem persists, you may need to replace the humidistat.
If you notice any leaks around your whole home humidifier, it may be due to a damaged valve or water line. Turn off the humidifier and check the water line and valve for any cracks or damage. If you find any damage, replace the damaged part.
If your whole home humidifier is making strange noises, it may be due to a malfunctioning fan or motor. Turn off the humidifier and check the fan and motor for any damage or debris. Clean the fan and motor and replace any damaged parts.
If the problem persists or you are unsure how to fix it, contact us for assistance.
It’s a good idea to schedule professional maintenance for your whole home humidifier at least once a year. Generally, this is done along with the maintenance of your HVAC system in the fall or spring. A professional technician can inspect the unit, clean it thoroughly, and make any necessary repairs. This will help to ensure that the humidifier is working at its best and providing clean, healthy air for your home.