Maintaining an optimal level of humidity in your home helps to protect your investment and maintain your health. Too dry air can contribute to colds and cases of flu going through your home and myriad health problems including difficulty breathing. Conversely, air that is too humid may contribute to the spread of allergens and the growth of mold—in which case you may want to consider dehumidifier services.
Homeowners rely on humidifiers, and a broken unit can be urgent. For reliable humidifier services, choose your local Aire Serv®.
Revive your home humidity levels with Aire Serv’s humidifier services. Call or schedule an appointment online to get started.
Humidifiers We Service
We service all makes, models, and types of humidifiers including:
- Portable humidifiers: evaporative, steam, warm mist, impeller, ultrasonic
- Whole-house humidifiers: flow-through, drum
Maintenance and repair needs vary slightly between each humidifier type. For any questions you may have about your specific home humidifier, our team is happy to help.
Residential Humidifier Repair
If your humidifier is no longer working properly or you notice strange odours, loud noises, leaks, or constant operation, it’s likely time for professional repair.
Having serviced many unit types, our technicians most often see these repair issues:
- Clogged drain line or valve
- Control board malfunction
- Motor malfunction
- Faulty solenoid valve
- Faulty humidistat
- Electrical issues
- Non-lubricated parts
- Loose parts
- Broken seals or leaks
When troubleshooting, our team will make sure to correctly identify and inform you of the issue. From there, we can provide information on best practices for humidifier maintenance to help limit repairs and extend your system’s life.
Residential Humidifier Replacement
With regular cleaning and proper maintenance, your humidifier should last you years, if not decades. But like most home appliances, your system will begin to age and decrease its performance.
As this happens, watch out for these symptoms:
- Difficult-to-remove mineral deposits
- Frequent or costly repairs
- Decreased efficiency
- Consistent poor and dry air quality
We understand that restoring moisture control in your home is important, especially in the colder months. Whether you need humidifier replacement or are looking for a more suitable option to increase humidity in your home, we can help.
Find Humidifier Repair Near Me
The comfort of your home and family should never take a backseat. Schedule your home humidifier services today. Call us or schedule an appointment online.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you know if your humidifier is working?
To ensure your humidifier is working properly, try these tests:
- Place your hand near the vent to feel for cool air
- Check the water levels daily to be sure it falls at a decent rate
- Check the humidity level in your home (should be between 40-50 percent)
- Check for a click sound when turning it on, followed by the fan noise
If your humidifier doesn’t seem to be working, contact a professional technician for help.
Why is my humidifier not working?
Some common reasons your humidifier isn’t working are:
- Low water level
- Electrical connection issues
- Float control issues (dirty, misplaced, power issues)
- Dirty evaporator pad
There are many potential reasons why your humidifier isn’t working. Try simple troubleshooting. If this doesn’t help, contact a professional.
Why is my humidifier always running?
A humidifier that’s constantly running is likely an issue with the humidistat settings or function. If your humidistat threshold setting is far higher than the humidity desired, then your humidifier will constantly run to meet that high threshold. If lowering the setting doesn’t resolve the issue, then it could be a faulty humidistat that will likely need to be repaired or replaced. For repair or replacement needs, contact a service expert.
How do you clean your humidifier?
To clean your humidifier, unplug it and empty any remaining water. Then, disassemble the unit and clean all parts. For the tank, fill it with water and then pour in a few tablespoons of vinegar. Let that sit before scrubbing. For the remaining parts, use a brush or towel dipped into a water-and-vinegar solution and scrub any dust or grime buildup. Rinse all parts off with water and let them air-dry before reassembling.
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