We talk a lot here about the importance of changing out your furnace air filter. But did you know it’s just as important—if not more important—to replace the pad in your whole house humidifier? That’s right! Assuming you have an evaporative humidifier, which almost everyone does, that pad is regularly holding water and with Indiana’s hard water it takes a toll. If the pad isn’t changed regularly, it’s going to first cause your humidifier to not work effectively, then can cause even more damage to the electrical components of your furnace and A/C.
Here are three things you need to know about your whole house humidifier to ensure your furnace runs smoothly in your Indianapolis home throughout the winter months.
The humidifier pad—also know as a water panel, water pad, evaporator pad, or filter—holds and distributes moisture to the air passing through your furnace. When your whole house humidifier senses low humidity levels, more water gets added to the humidifier pad and passed to the air circulating throughout your house.
No matter how soft your home water, some levels of scale, rust, and minerals build up on the metal honeycomb mesh of your humidifier pad. These deposits decrease the amount of moisture your whole house humidifier system can add to your Central Indiana home.
Unlike the wide variety of furnace filter types and sizes, nearly all whole house humidifier pads come in the same size and type. To change out your old water panel, follow these steps:
Need help still? Give us a call at 317-670-0171, and we’ll be happy to walk you through the process!
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