Humidifiers are one of the most useful devices you can own. These vitals systems will increase moisture levels in your home or commercial property when the interior climate becomes too dry, helping to create a more comfortable environment and decreasing the chances of many health related issues. The specialists at Daniels Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning, LLC offer a number of expert humidifier services to residents in and around Albuquerque including installations, repairs, and preventative maintenance inspections to ensure that your unit continues to function efficiently for years to come.
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What are the benefits of installing a humidifier?
Humidifiers have benefits that extend far beyond just keeping your home or building more comfortable. With winter’s cooler air comes dry skin, irritated sinuses, and excessive snoring. However, a humidifier can relieve all of these symptoms. By keeping the air inside a property moist, a humidifier can prevent your skin from drying out, which alleviates issues with cracked lips and nose bleeds, and makes your skin feel healthier.
On top of that, the moisture created by a humidifier will prevent your throat from drying out. This keeps snoring to a minimum; while it won’t eliminate it completely, it will help reduce the intensity. Finally, sinuses are often irritated and sore as a result of the dryness. A humidifier will open them up and relieve the pain.
What are some common problems?
Sometimes humidifiers will not produce the amount of moisture that is needed for your home or building. This can be due to a problem with the sponge or the pad, often because it has accumulated a large amount of mineral deposits. Another reason for this issue could be that the unit itself is not level. If you live in an area where your water supply has a large concentration of minerals the water inlet may become clogged. If you haven’t already done so consider investing in an effective water softening system. Humidifiers can also leak from time to time. If the drain line becomes blocked, it can cause leaks to spring up along the line. Extremely high water pressure can also contribute to the problem.
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What type of maintenance is required for these units?
If the humidifier begins to malfunction, the first place a technician will look is the water evaporator pad. These can become clogged with mineral deposits and prevent the humidifier from functioning properly. If that doesn’t solve the problem, the blower motor will be inspected. These motors have a limited lifespan and can often break down after extended use, reducing the capabilities of the humidifier. However, they can be easily replaced by a professional. Finally, the water inlet valve will be inspected. These often become clogged or stuck, reducing the amount of water the humidifier has access to. In cases like this, the humidifier will produce less moisture because it has less water to work with.