Air Quality & Home Humidifiers in Colorado Springs
Have you noticed you have dry, itchy skin in the winter? Humidity levels are always lower in the winter than in the summer, contributing to dry skin and nasal passages. The room will seem colder even when the temperature is set to a comfortable level. It’s even easier for microorganisms like viruses to spread among family members when the humidity is low, as they thrive in such conditions. What you may need is a whole-home humidifier. Whole-home humidifiers work alongside your existing heating and cooling systems to introduce humidity into the air.
They are installed directly into your heating system’s ductwork, allowing the humidity to distribute evenly throughout the home, as opposed to portable humidifiers, which only work effectively for one room at a time. While your heating unit is operating, part of the air that it cycles is concentrated into the humidifier, which evaporates the water directly introduced into the humidifier from your home’s water supply. The additional humidity is then distributed throughout the home via the airflow ducts and is controlled by a humidistat.
Types of Whole-Home Humidifiers
There are three main types of whole-home humidifiers:
- Evaporative Pad. This type of humidifier operates by warm air blowing over an evaporative pad that has a constant drip of water running to it. The warm air evaporates the water and humidity is created. This system is the most common as it is simple to install and maintain.
- This type of humidifier operates by using electric probes that boil the water and injects steam directly into the airflow of your heating system. This system is more immediate than the evaporative pad and the spray systems and is, therefore, the most effective.
- Spray/Atomizing. This type of humidifier operates exactly as it sounds, by spraying a fine mist into the airflow of your system. This system is the least expensive, yet also the least common. They require exceptionally clean water free of minerals and other nozzle-clogging deposits.
Whole-Home Humidifier Installation
If you are in need of a new or replacement whole-home humidifier system, Hardcastle and Air has you covered. Our technicians will professionally install everything needed for your whole home humidifier systems.
Whole-Home Humidifier Repair
If your whole home humidifier system is becoming unreliable, the professionals at Hardcastle Heating and Air will diagnose the trouble. Common issues are compressor failure, indoor unit blower failure, and leaks, or clogging in the conduit. No matter the problem, our technicians will quickly get your whole home humidifier system up and running in no time at all.
Whole-Home Humidifier Replacement
As with all things, whole-home humidifier components won’t last forever. If your whole home humidifier system is ten years old or older, then it might be time for a replacement. If a repair isn’t possible, Hardcastle and Air will work with your budget to replace your existing whole-home humidifier system or replace one we installed under warranty. In either case, you won’t be long without your whole home humidifier system.
Choose Hardcastle Heating and Air for Your Whole Home Humidifier Service Needs
Hardcastle Heating and Air is a top-rated company at Home Advisor with an excellent customer service rating. Additionally, we have an A rating on Angie’s List, without a single rating of less than A since 2015. We also enjoy a Better Business Bureau (BBB) A+ rating, as well as a 100% 5-star customer review rating at the Southern Colorado Better Business Bureau and are an accredited business who was nominated for the BBB Excellence in Customer Satisfaction Award. We are proud to have won The Best of Teller County 2018, 2019 & 2020 and The Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year award in 2017.
To explore all your Whole Home Humidifier options, call us today at (719) 686-6742.