Whole-house humidifiers are great, especially if you suffer from seasonal allergies. Static hair, cracked skin and nosebleeds are also things that the humidifiers can help you avoid. But, what is a humidifier and how it works? 

Humidifiers are devices that emit water vapour to increase moisture levels in the air (humidity). Because of this, they can help avoid problems caused by dry indoor air and help ease symptoms of a cold.

However, humidifiers require regular maintenance to work correctly and last the years they usually live. For this reason, in this blog post, we are going to provide you with four tips to improve the performance of your whole-house humidifiers. 


4 Tips To Improve The Performance Of Your Humidifier

Humidifiers can help you ease problems caused by dry air. Still, they can also make you sick if they aren’t maintained properly or if humidity levels are too high. Here are some tips you can follow to improve your humidifier performance and extend its lifespan.

1. Clean regularly

Remove water from the unit and fill it up at 2/3rd. Add a bit of chlorine to kill bacteria, viruses and microbes that might be in the reservoir. Swish the mixture around the reservoir to make sure it gets to every corner of it. Then, clean the outside of the humidifier. Do this with cloth in the solution just as the one you used for the inside.

2. Change the water filters once a year

Water filters have a lifespan of a year with proper use. You need to continually pay attention to a non-proper or efficient distribution of the humidity. If you notice the room too dry or too humid, this could be a sign of an obstructed filter. Depending on how long you have been using it, it could need cleansing or replacement. Both of these actions will improve their efficiency.

3. Keep humidity between 30 and 50 percent

Humidity helps improve some diseases such as dry skin and irritated nasal passages. However, too much moisture can bring problems such as moulding and create an environment which can allow growing of dust mites. To avoid this issue, keep the humidity between 30 and 50 percent, which the recommended humidity level. 

4. Avoid overuse 

If you overuse your humidifier, this will lead to shorten its lifespan and will affect its performance. Also, overuse will clog the filters faster and strike the proper distribution of the humidity, accumulating it at some points. This humidity accumulation can cause damage to the ducts and system. So you will not only damage the unit but also putting your health at risk.

Take Care Of Your Humidifier With KAY Heating

If you want to repair or give maintenance to your humidifier, you can count on KAY Heating & Air Conditioning to help you out. We have complete humidifier services, so you can be covered in case you need professional assistance. GIVE US A CALL TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR SERVICES

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