How to Care for Your Humidifier System

Dry air is a common wintertime problem caused by heating systems. It’s also the number one reason why technicians who service Carrier air conditioners recommend using a humidifier to help regulate the relative humidity levels in your home. Like your HVAC system, a humidifier is a machine that requires regular maintenance to perform efficiently and provide you with the comfort you deserve.

As colder days roll around, homeowners everywhere start scheduling seasonal tune-ups for their furnaces. As you do this for your own system, it pays to include your humidifier in these routine inspections to ensure optimal performance all winter long. Let our HVAC experts at McMaster Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. show you everything you need to know about humidifier maintenance.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

A whole-home humidifier is connected directly to your heating system, infusing warm air with moisture before circulating it in your home. It does this by moving the air processed from your HVAC TXV through a water panel. Over time, this water panel can get clogged by mineral deposits, reducing its capacity and affecting your humidity control. Talk to your local HVAC technician about cleaning out or replacing the water panel entirely for the new season.

Portable Humidifiers

Smaller humidifier systems need maintenance as well. These portable devices are prone to getting clogged by the same contaminants that can saturate water panels in whole-home systems. Check the manufacturer’s specifications about how often you need to clean the water tank and replace its filters. A good rule of thumb is to clean up the machine daily and replace the filter at least once a week.

Schedule Routine Maintenance

The best way to keep your humidifier–whether a portable or whole-home system–in good shape is to ask your heating and air conditioning specialists to include it in your maintenance agreement. This will not only guarantee good performance all season long, but can also add a year or two to your system’s life span.

Improve Your Indoor Air Quality With Our Superior Humidifier Systems

Our professionals at McMaster can help you with all your HVAC needs. Call us today at (949) 481-7995 or fill out our contact form to schedule a service visit with our experts. We serve homeowners in Orange County and nearby areas.