Switching from portable humidifier units to an entire home humidifying system comes with much less maintenance, but it is not completely maintenance-free. And often, the little care that is required is a confusion for some homeowners.
Whether you want to know how to regularly maintain and clean your whole-home humidifier, or you need to fix whatever is keeping it from providing adequate humidity levels, let the experts at Fenix help. Our technicians field questions about whole-home humidifier maintenance often and are regularly relied upon to get these humidifier systems back up and running properly.
Here is some basic information to help you understand some of the most common issues. This information is provided merely to help supply initial assistance for your efforts, but you should always refer to your whole-home humidifier’s operating manual for its specific needs, functions, and safety information.
Regular Service for your Whole-Home Humidifier
How often? You should have your whole-home system serviced once a year. In addition, for units like the Lennox one installed by Fenix technicians, you should replace the humidifier pad in your humidifier at least once a year.
What should NOT be cleaned? Do NOT clean the mineral scale off the bottom of the water distribution tray. It is normal for some mineral deposits to form there as it dries between humidification cycles and can actually help distribute water in the tray. But if there are enough mineral deposits to block the openings, they should be removed as part of the maintenance of your unit.
Our skilled Fenix technicians can be called upon to handle your humidifier’s regular cleaning and also to address any problems that are keeping your unit from working properly.
Troubleshooting Issues with your Whole-Home Humidifier
Before attempting to clean or address problems yourself, ensure that the unit is turned off and unplugged. Also be sure to follow all the safety precautions included in your system’s manual.
Humidifier is making noise
- Likely reason: The drive mechanism is clogged, or the fan motor is not lubricated enough.
- Fix: Clean the fan, nozzle, and the water reservoir.
- Prevention: Regular cleaning and maintenance should keep this from happening.
Humidifier is leaking
- Likely reason: The humidifier’s water panel is corroded or plugged closed.
Humidifier isn’t working effectively enough
- Likely reason: The water panel needs replaced.
Check out this operation guide for more solutions to common problems with your whole-home humidifier.
Always refer to your unit’s manual for specific care and instructions and always be sure to follow proper safety steps regarding water and power shut-off before opening and accessing parts inside the whole-home humidifier unit.
For a full explanation and instruction on the care and cleaning of the Healthy Climate® Humidifier that Fenix installs, checkout this manual.
Wondering if a whole-home humidifier is right for you? Just ask! Stop by our location in Wichita or give us a call. We would be happy to talk to you – no sales tactics involved – about the benefits and factors of installing one for your home. You can learn about the sound installation methods and stringent quality control measures Fenix technicians will take if you determine a whole-home humidifier is right for you.
As a Premier Lennox Dealer, Fenix technicians have installed the Healthy Climate® brand of whole-home bypass humidifiers in homes across the Wichita area. These units use your air handler or furnace fan to direct humidified air through your home. Stop by our Fenix showroom and you will see what these whole-home humidifiers will look like in your home!