Preparing Your Whole House Humidifier For Winter

Posted October 25, 2016

As the cold weather settles in a whole house, a humidifier can help make the air in your home healthier and more comfortable. However, as with the heating system, a humidifier needs regular maintenance to ensure it operates reliably. Here are some items to check: 

1. Drain Line – Ensure it is clean and free of obstructions. Over time, minerals and algae can build up and clog the line. 

2. Replace the Media Panel. The media panel, or water panel, works by mixing water with the flow of hot air from the furnace. Most manufacturers recommend replacing the panel at least twice a season. If you allow the media panel to stay in the humidifier for too long, it will reduce the unit's performance and potentially harbor unhealthy mold and bacteria. 

3. Clean the Fan. Also, clean off the fan’s intake vent and enclosure. 

4. Check the Solenoid Valve – The solenoid valve allows water to flow through to the humidifier. When the unit is operating, ensure that the valve opens and water flows. Finally, when the warm weather returns in the spring, remember to turn off the humidifier and discard the used media panel. 

Need help with your whole house humidifier? Call ABC Plumbing, Sewer, Heating, Cooling and Electric. We can help with all your indoor air quality needs.

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