Do you suffer from dry skin? Do you have dry air in your home during the winter, which can lead to sinus irritation? If the answer is yes, then you may benefit from installing a humidifier in your home. For repairs or installations, call Jim Wagner Plumbing, Inc. today for service in Lombard, IL. When we quote you a price, we stick to it. There are no surprises and no hidden fees after the work is done.
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Benefits of Installing a Humidifier in Your Home
Installing a humidifier in your home can have many advantages. Some of the benefits can include:
- It adds moisture to indoor air during the winter months.
- It increases interior comfort.
- It helps relieve irritated sinuses.
- It helps treat dry skin.
- It reduces excessive snoring.
- It prevents your throat from drying out.
- It reduces cracked lips and nose bleeds.
Common Problems with Humidifiers
Like all household appliances and systems, occasionally you may encounter issues with your humidifier. Some of the more common problems you might need a contractor to help repair can include:
- It won’t produce the right amount of moisture that is needed for your home. This can be the result of either the sponge pad accumulating too many minerals or the unit is not level.
- The water inlet is clogged with minerals.
- The drain is blocked, causing leaks to occur along the line. High water pressure can also cause this issue.
- The humidifier will only activate if it’s set on a humidity level that’s higher than the current one in your home.
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Types of Maintenance Required for Humidifiers
To keep your humidifier operating efficiently and effectively, it’s important to keep it properly maintained. Some types of maintenance you will need to perform can include:
- Check the water evaporator pad as it can become clogged with mineral deposits and keep the humidifier from functioning as expected.
- Inspect the blower motor. The motors in humidifiers can break down and need to be replaced, which will require the services of a professional.
- Check the water inlet valve, as these can become clogged or stuck, reducing the amount of water the humidifier has access to. This can cause the unit to produce less moisture since it has less water available.