Humidifier Installation & Repair in Topeka
If the air in your home is dry or uncomfortable, you could benefit from a whole house humidifier. Pat Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning has air quality experts that are ready to make your life more comfortable. We are experienced, licensed and will provide you with the best air quality solutions that meet your specific needs.
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What is a Whole House Humidifier?
A whole house humidifier is an air quality device that helps manage the humidity level throughout your home. It’s installed directly into your heating and cooling system and introduces humidity (i.e., water vapor) through your ductwok. It constantly monitors the humidity in the air of your home and will turn on when the humidity drops below the desired level that’s set and controlled by your thermostat. It turns off when it reaches your desired level of humidity.
Why Use a Humidifier?
Installing a whole house humidifier can benefit you in a number of ways:
Health. Low-humidity environments help viruses thrive, making it more likely to catch the flu or a cold. Very dry air can also make people more susceptible to infection. Adding humidity into your home’s air can help to reduce the likelihood of these health issues.
- Health. Low-humidity environments help viruses thrive, making it more likely to catch the flu or a cold. Very dry air can also make people more susceptible to infection. Adding humidity into your home’s air can help to reduce the likelihood of these health issues.
- Comfort. Overly dry air can increase asthma and allergy symptoms, like dry noses and sore throats. Adding humidity into your home’s air can help to ease these uncomfortable symptoms.
- Preservation. Dry air can damage many things in your home, including wood floors, paint, furniture, and even electronics. A whole house humidifier can help protect these and other items from the effects of dry air.
- Energy efficiency. Turning up the thermostat will raise the temperature in your home but may not necessarily make you feel warmer. A whole house humidifier can help you feel warmer at lower temperatures.
If you’re experiencing dry air in your home, call the air quality experts at Pat Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning to ask about whole house humidifiers. A member of our experienced staff will schedule an appointment that is convenient for you, show up on time, and listen to your specific air quality concerns. We’ll help you choose the right humidifier and install it in your home.
Signs Your Humidifier Isn’t Working Properly
Is your humidifier not working properly? The most common problems that are associated with humidifiers include:
- Humidifier is noisy. If your humidifier is making noise, it may be caused by a clogged drive mechanism, an unlubricated fan motor, or vibration of loose, internal parts.
- Humidifier is leaking. A leaking humidifier can be caused by water in the water reservoir, delivery system or damage in the wick or hose.
- Humidifier smells bad. The usual culprit for an odd smell is the water tank needing to be cleaned.
- Humidifier does not start. If your humidifier isn’t turning on, the problem may be with the power source or the controls.
If you’re experiencing any of these or other issues with your whole house humidifier, call the air quality experts at Pat Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning. We can fix any problem that you’re having with your device.
Why is it Important to Clean Your Humidifier?
There are a couple of reasons why keeping your humidifier clean is important. First, a humidifier will have a shortened life expectancy if it’s not properly maintained. So regularly cleaning the humidifier will help to ensure that it works efficiently for many years.
More importantly, because a humidifier uses water to add moisture into the home’s air, you can risk spreading potentially harmful bacteria and mold into the air. Not cleaning your humidifier will not only contaminate your indoor air quality, but breathing this bad air can lead to a number of health issues including asthma attacks, severe coughs, and even high-grade fevers. These serious symptoms can be avoided altogether by regularly cleaning your humidifier. Clean your humidifier at least once a year and always have clean filter in place. The air quality experts at Pat Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning can maintain your whole house humidifier.