Like many appliances in your home as well as your HVAC system, your whole home humidifier needs routine maintenance as well to make sure that it’s working the way it should. One of the most important parts of your humidifier is the humidifier pad inside the unit. Just like the filter in your HVAC system, the humidifier needs to be periodically changed. Some may refer to the humidifier pad as the water panel.

Why it’s important to change your humidifier pad regularly

The humidifier pad retains water in your humidifier. As air flows from the HVAC system to the humidifier, it passes through the humidifier pad and adds moisture to the air. The air is then dispersed throughout your home.

Once a year, our highly trained technicians recommend changing the humidifier pad but there may be some things to take into consideration. Weather conditions and the water in your home play a factor and can affect the humidifier pad requiring more replacements.

Cold, dry weather and how it affects your humidifier pad

After a long cold dry winter like we have experienced in the Chicagoland area, you may need to change out the pad more frequently to get the desired humidity. Without frequent changes, mold, bacteria, and other contaminants can start to clog the humidifier pad affecting the overall performance of your humidifier. Not only can this cause your humidifier to leak and/or possibly break down, but it can impact the air quality throughout your home.

How water affects the humidifier pad

Over time minerals and calcium in your water can build up on the humidifier pad. Depending on the kind of water you have, you may want to change the pad more frequently. The minerals and calcium can cause the humidifier pad to become clogged and the air won’t pass through the pad.

Have questions about your humidifier pad and/or humidifier?

If you are worried about your humidifier’s performance or would like to have the pad replaced, call our friendly staff today! We can send a technician out to look at the system, change the pad, and also give you a quote for a new humidifier. Our friendly staff can book your appointment today! If you are looking for a new whole-home humidifier, we can quickly give you a quote over the phone at 815-893-9276. You can also contact us online!