Humidifiers are a great way to regulate the humidity levels in your home, but many homeowners don’t realize that these devices, whether they’re whole-home or portable, have filters just like your furnace called humidifier pads. Here is everything homeowners should know about changing their humidifier pad.
Humidifiers are a great way to combat the dry air that results from using a furnace during the colder months of the year. You can get portable units that are great for individual rooms or whole-home units that mount right on your ductwork near your furnace. Whole-home humidifiers are a great way to improve the air quality throughout your entire home and unlike portable units, that need to have their water reservoirs filled manually, they utilize water supply lines. Dry air in your home can cause dry skin, high allergen levels, sinus issues, high static electricity, and potentially damage wooden furniture. Humidifiers are a great way to combat these problems, but they can only do so effectively if you change the pads.
The humidifier pad in whole-home units should be changed at least once per season. It’s recommended that they be changed at the beginning of the season so that any mold or mildew collected in the off-season isn’t dispersed into your home. The filters in portable units should be changed more frequently; you should change them every three months. If you live in an area that has hard water with high mineral levels, it’s a good idea to check and change the humidifier pads more frequently regardless of which type you have. You should also never attempt to clean humidifier pads because they have a cellulose layer, which allows water to bead, and cleaning them by hand removes this layer.
If you find you’re constantly battling dry skin and frequently experience a scratchy throat or irritated sinuses during the winter, consider having a whole-home humidifier installed. Portable units are great for one room, but the best way to improve the air quality in your entire home is by purchasing a whole-home unit. It is also much more cost-effective than having multiple portable units in various rooms around your house, with the added benefit of not needing to be refilled.
Say goodbye to dry chapped skin and improve the air quality in your home with a whole-home humidifier.
Contact HAMCO Heating & Cooling Ltd. to find the right unit for you and book an installation.
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