Dry air is one of the biggest problems heating and cooling systems generate during the colder months. Even though Las Vegas winters rarely hit extremely low temperatures, heaters still blow out warm, dry air. Humidifiers counteract this issue quite well, incorporating moisture in the air and allowing homeowners to keep indoor humidity at healthy levels.
There are many health risks linked to dry air including chapped lips, dry skin and allergies. Experts recommend taking good care of your humidifier to avoid these complications. Let the skilled HVAC professionals at Cal Air share a few tips about humidifier maintenance.
About Water Panels
Many air conditioning and heating companies offer humidifiers as either a standalone unit or as a retrofit to existing HVAC systems. These devices pass heated air from the furnace into a water panel, where it mixes with water vapor to increase humidity. Over time, water panels can get clogged with mineral deposits from their water sources. When this happens, airflow is restricted and air quality is compromised.
Changing Water Panels
Our experts recommend replacing the water panel on your humidifier at least once every season. You may increase the frequency of changes depending on the quality of your water source (hard water has more minerals dissolved in it). For convenience, you can time this important maintenance step with your air filter changes.
Contact our local HVAC contractors and sign up for a routine maintenance agreement so you never miss out on any necessary inspections and tune-ups. Make sure that you include your humidifier when undergoing regular service visits to prevent problems in the future.
Get a High-Performance Humidifier Perfect for Your Needs
At Cal Air, we can help you with all your HVAC and humidifier repair, maintenance and installation needs. Give us a call at (702) 550-1435 or fill out our contact form to schedule a service visit and request a free estimate on new HVAC installations today. We serve homeowners in Green Valley and other areas surrounding Las Vegas.