How Whole-House Humidifiers Improve Indoor Air Quality
Dry cracking skin, irritated nasal passages, warped furniture—all of these problems exist because of low humidity levels inside your Springfield home.
Our solution: install a whole-house humidifier. It will restore your indoor humidity to its proper level and improve your indoor air quality (IAQ).
MB Heating and Cooling can install, replace, repair, and maintain your whole-house humidifier so that it provides comfort for years to come. We install your new humidifier to work with your heating and cooling equipment to maximize comfort throughout your home.
Whether you need to upgrade your old humidifier or wish to take advantage of this solution for the first time, we are here to help. MB Heating & Cooling is a trusted name in Central Illinois for all your plumbing and electrical services, along with your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. Don’t just take our word for it—check out our 5-star Google reviews!
How Does a Whole-House Humidifier Work?
A whole-house humidifier works in conjunction with your heating and cooling equipment to add humidity to your indoor air. Humidifiers balance the relative humidity levels to curb dry air issues without causing problems that result from too much moisture in your indoor air.
Three main types of whole-house humidifiers are available for use in your Central Illinois home:
- Bypass humidifiers are installed on bypass ducting outside your furnace. As air passes through the ducts, the unit adds moisture via its water panel to bring humidity into the balanced range. When the HVAC system runs, the system’s blower fan distributes humidified air throughout your home. These units only add humidity when the HVAC system runs.
- Fan-powered humidifiers add humidity to your air in the same way bypass humidifiers do, except they come equipped with their own dedicated fan. This means the humidifier can run even when the HVAC system is not cycling.
- Steam humidifiers create steam, which mixes with the air that circulates through your system instead of using a water panel to add moisture. They have the highest capacity and can add more moisture to your indoor air each day than other models.
Why Should You Install a Whole-House Humidifier?
A whole-house humidifier offers many benefits for your household:
- Better coverage than portable models, and no need to move equipment between rooms.
- Protect your family from dry air issues such as dry and cracked skin, chapped lips, and irritations of the eyes and nasal passages.
- Protect your home from dry air damage such as creaky floorboards, ill-fitting door jambs, gaps around woodwork due to constriction, and damage to sensitive wood furnishings.
- Reduce heating energy consumption as the body feels warmer at lower temperatures when the indoor air has the proper moisture.
For optimal comfort and protection, you want to keep relative humidity levels inside the home balanced between 35 to 50 percent. Sometimes this just isn’t possible without help. Give us a call today or schedule your online appointment to have one of our specialists evaluate your indoor air.
Whole-House Humidifier Installation and Replacement
Every home has a unique layout and different challenges. You can count on our team at MB Heating & Cooling to seamlessly integrates your whole-house humidifier with your existing HVAC system. Our experts will help you select the right system that meets your needs and budget.
Whole-House Humidifier Repairs in Springfield
Here are some of the more common issues you may encounter with a whole-house humidifier:
- No water to the humidifier
- The fan does not turn on
- The motor does not work
Whole-house humidifiers are pretty durable, but problems can crop up. If you do detect an issue, give us a call. Our repair team will quickly diagnose the problem and offer sustainable solutions. We’ll let you know whether it makes sense to repair your humidifier or replace it.
Schedule your appointment today to have our NATE-certified team come over and take a look at your entire HVAC system to ensure everything is working at optimal efficiency.
Whole-House Humidifier Maintenance
A neglected humidifier will not get the job done right. Whether you have a clogged line or worn down filter, a faulty humidifier can ultimately lead to a mold problem.
Routine maintenance will help avoid these problems and ensure you have a humidifier that offers comfort and maintains your indoor humidity levels. Be sure to schedule annual tune-ups and inspections for all your HVAC equipment.
Remove all your worries and sign up for a maintenance service agreement. For a low monthly fee, we will maintain your equipment. These plans offer deep discounts on parts and labor, and we will even send out maintenance reminders. These agreements give you peace of mind, knowing a trusted professional is watching over your HVAC equipment.
Learn More About Whole-House Humidifiers
If your Springfield, IL, home feels overly dry during our Midwest winters, call MB Heating and Cooling to learn more about the benefits of a whole-house humidifier. Contact us at 217-544-4328 or request service online today to learn more about products and services that can improve your air quality.