Winter weather can be brutal. The air is not only cold and conditions become icy, but the air also becomes significantly drier than
normal. Living in south Florida, we’re fortunate that we don’t have to trudge through the snow like our northern counterparts. However, we do still have our fair share of dry weather that comes about this time of year. That’s when we begin to experience dry and itchy skin, dry eyes, and for some, the occasional bloody nose. In order to combat this, many people use a humidifier in conjunction with their HVAC machine.
A humidifier is a mechanism or machinery that helps to add necessary moisture back into the air and alleviate dry air conditions. In the winter, air lacks humidity, creating extremely dry conditions that can be remedied with a humidifier. Action Cooling & Heating in Fort Meyers, Florida notes that a number of benefits that humidifiers bring include preventing airborne illnesses, snoring, allergies, upper respiratory problems, and even static. With such wonderful benefits of a humidifier, it’s common to use your machine a lot throughout the winter. That’s why Action Cooling & Heating in Fort Meyers wants to make sure you keep your humidifier in working condition.
As your humidifier works, it pulls in air from the room and converts it into either cool or warm air. During this conversion process, particles such as dust, dirt, and other air particles can be become trapped in the humidifier filter and recycled back into the room’s air. As this process continues, the air particles that machines sucks up will clog the water panel, also known as the humidifier filter. When the mechanism becomes clogged, your humidifier will become increasingly less efficient. Depending on your humidifier, the manufacturer generally recommends that you change the humidifier filter every one to three months, with three being the absolute latest. This helps to prevent returning dirty and unbreathable spores back into the air.
In order to extend the life of your humidifier, Action Cooling & Heating recommends routine maintenance for your unit. Every one to three months, your humidifier should be exchanged for a new one. Some filters can be easily removed and cleaned. Others should be completely removed and changed out.
There are a number of different humidifier options available on the market. To find the right one for you, contact Action Cooling & Heating in Fort Meyers, today.