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Whole Home Humidifier Maintenance

Humidifier Maintenance in Cincinnati | Nelson Comfort

Cincinnati homeowners use whole home humidification systems regularly throughout the winter months to make up the necessary moisture that the cool air is naturally lacking. Because these systems are so critical to your comfort, it is important that you care for them properly. Just like your furnace, your humidifier will greatly benefit from annual professional maintenance.

Here are a few of the important maintenance steps our technicians perform during humidifier maintenance service:

Humidifier cleaning

As water flows through the whole home humidifier, sediment can build up on its components; this is a more significant problem if hard water is used. Mineral buildup can prevent the humidifier from functioning properly. We will clean mineral scale from the orifice, solenoid, and other critical components, or replace components if they have been damaged.

Water panel or filter replacement

Whole home humidifiers use water panels or filters to catch sediment. As sediment builds up on the water panel or filter, it can restrict water flow, which can inhibit the system’s ability to properly humidify your home or business. Your technician will replace your unit’s water panel or filter, or clean it if you have a reusable model in place.

Leveling the humidifier

Your whole home humidifier needs to be level in order to function properly. If it is tilted, even just slightly, the humidifier may not be able to create the necessary amount of humidity required by your indoor spaces. Installation errors can cause a humidifier to become unleveled, or it may shift if it is hit at some point. Our humidifier technicians will check to see if your humidifier is level, and make adjustments if necessary during your maintenance visit.

Nelson Comfort’s indoor air quality specialists are skilled in servicing whole home humidifiers and would be happy to help you care for yours correctly. Contact us today to schedule a humidifier maintenance appointment.

About The Author


Dan Detmer

Dan Detmer is the owner of Nelson Comfort. Dan was born into the heating and cooling industry, coming from a family of well respected HVAC contractors in Dayton, Ohio. After working in the family business, Dan decided to work for a local HVAC wholesale business helping local contractors grow their business. When he felt his heart moving him back into the residential and light commercial business, Dan joined the Mortimer Heating & Cooling team in Cincinnati, where he had called home and become part of the community for several years. After a short period of time Dan purchased the company and created what is today, Nelson Comfort. Today he operates a company based on integrity, honesty, and stellar customer service. If you have any questions feel free to tweet (at sign) NelsonComfort and we will get right back with you!

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