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What Should You Do When Your Humidifier Stops Working?

If you have a humidifier, it should normally offer you quite a bit of relief in the winter months. Cold, dry air can cause a lot of problems, and the effects can be quite noticeable. You may experience problems with…

  • Dry skin, chapped lips, and damaged hair.
  • Dried-out wood furniture that splits or cracks.
  • Increased instances of illness due to dry sinuses and conditions that allow germs to thrive.

Whole-house humidifiers offer the best type of relief for these issues, but you may have recently noticed yours isn’t working quite right. If humidity levels in the home seem off and the humidistat does nothing to help, read our guide and call our experts for more.

Make sure it is on!

Some people forget that their humidifier has an on-and-off switch, typically located near the unit. Make sure you have it on, and ask a technician if you need help finding the switch.

Open the damper and the valve

Aside from turning the humidifier on, a couple of other barriers can keep a humidifier from working when you need it. A damper may also need to be opened, and you should check to make sure the water valve leading to the humidifier is not shut either.

Clean the pad

You may notice humidity levels are off if the panel, or pad, is clogged up with dirt and minerals. The humidifier’s pad should be replaced once or twice per season.

Call a technician

Finally, it’s important to call a professional heating and AC technician to check the humidifier when all else fails. It’s possible that you need a replacement humidifier, but an indoor air quality specialist may be able to find a solution. And you’ll find some of the best in their field when you call our team!

Contact VOGT Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing for humidifier services in Bryn Mawr, MN and throughout Minneapolis. Talk to our friendly technicians today!

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