4 Eco Services, a local plumbing, heating and air conditioning service company, advises homeowners to take  proactive steps to maintain their whole-house humidifier. A properly functioning whole house humidifier can soothe skin and breathing problems, ease symptoms of a respiratory condition, and help homeowners cut energy expenditures while also lowering monthly electric bills.  

Homeowners should read their humidifier’s owner’s manual for exact instructions to clean their brand of whole-house humidifier. The typical steps for cleaning a whole-house humidifier are as follows:

  1. Turn the power off and make sure the device is unplugged.
  2. Empty and clean the water reservoir with chlorine bleach.
  3. Replace the water panel (water pad/ filter / evaporator pad) annually or as often as required.
  4. Clean the exterior of the whole-house humidifier with a cloth dipped in a 50/50 vinegar-water solution.
  5. Check for any leaks coming from the drain line, water supply line, shutoff valve, furnace or the area underneath the unit.

4 Eco Services General Manager Ian Williams says, “If homeowners spot any leaks in their whole-home humidifier we recommend turning off the unit immediately and scheduling a professional inspection. A 4 Eco Services team member will identify the cause of the leak and recommend an eco-friendly solution.”

To schedule an inspection with 4 Eco Services, visit https://www.4ecoservices.com/contact-us/