Humidifier Repair and Installation

Maximum Comfort Heating & Air Conditioning

#1 Humidifier Repair and Installation in El Cajon, CA

When you need professional humidifier repair or installation, call Maximum Comfort Heating & Air Conditioning at (619) 403-2823.

Your home’s humidity levels affect the health of everyone living in it. If you have a whole-house humidifier that needs repair or want to install a home humidifier, Maximum Comfort Heating & Air Conditioning can help. If you experience issues with excessively dry air in your home, take advantage of our professional humidifier repair and installation in El Cajon, CA.

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Symptoms and Signs of Excessively Dry Air

Your indoor air quality depends on moisture to maintain a comfortable home. Many homeowners don’t recognize the signs of excessively dry air, especially if they’ve never dealt with it before. Signs and symptoms of dry air include:

  • Frizzy, unmanageable hair
  • Cracked lips
  • Recurring hangnails
  • Dry, scratchy eyes
  • Dry skin
  • Nosebleeds
  • Sinus headaches
  • Respiratory problems
  • Increased static electricity
  • Creaky floors
  • Cracking or warped cabinets or doors

Maximum Comfort Heating & Air Conditioning can help your home maintain healthy air moisture levels with professional humidifier repair and installation in El Cajon, CA. For whole-house humidifier installation, our professionals advise you on which humidifier will work best for your situation. If you have a humidifier but believe it needs repairs, know what to look for.

What’s Wrong With My Humidifier?

Humidifier repairs ensure your home’s interior air quality benefits your health and well-being. You may have the skills to address certain humidifier problems, while others require professional HVAC technicians. Common issues with whole-home humidifiers include:

Foul Odors

Humidifiers provide the perfect conditions for bacteria and mold to grow. If you notice strange smells, your humidifier may have organisms growing in its drainage or water inlet trays. Maintain humidity levels between 30% and 50% to keep mold growth at bay.

Too Much Humidity

Besides bad smells, homes with high humidity can cause water stains on walls or ceilings, condensation on windows and mirrors, and bubbling or peeling wallpaper or paint. If you notice any of these signs, check your humidifier’s settings. Our professional humidifier technicians can help you calibrate the proper settings for your home.

Humidifier Doesn’t Work

If you hear your humidifier kick on but don’t notice a difference in air quality, your humidifier may not be functioning correctly. Listen for sounds like knocking, humming, or buzzing. Relate these noises to your HVAC tech when you contact Maximum Comfort Heating & Air Conditioning for professional humidifier repair and installation in El Cajon, CA.

Humidifier Doesn’t Have Water

Your humidifier needs water to do its job. Continuous running drives your electricity bill up while producing a dry environment. Some reasons your humidifier may not receive new water include:

Closed Main Valve
Your main shutoff valve should be open to allow water into the humidifier. Check the handle on the valve and turn it properly if needed:
  • Ball valves need the handle to sit parallel to the pipe.
  • Gate valves should have the handle turned as far counterclockwise as possible.
  • Saddle valves should always run, so if the water isn’t working, there may be a clog in the valve.
Stuck Humidifier Solenoid Valve
Test the solenoid valve by turning the humidity to its highest setting and listening for a clicking sound. If you don’t hear this noise, you may have a problem with the valve that requires professional intervention.
Stuck Float Valve
When all else works, check your float valve. The float valve tells your humidifier the water level needs replenishing. Jiggle the valve a few times, and if that doesn’t work, try lubricating the valve before calling Maximum Comfort Heating & Air Conditioning.

Do I Need a Whole-home Humidifier?

If you regularly suffer from symptoms of excessively dry air, you should consider humidifier installation. A whole-house humidifier delivers moisture throughout your home and attaches to your furnace to ensure proper distribution. While you can opt for portable humidifiers, they’ll cost more in the long run than a whole-home humidifier. 

Keep Your Home Comfortable and Healthy With a Working Humidifier

Whether you already have a whole-house humidifier or want to install one, the experts at Maximum Comfort Heating & Air Conditioning can meet your needs. Find out which humidifier system works for you by calling (619) 403-2823 for humidifier repair and installation in El Cajon, CA.

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