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How to Change Your Whole-Home Humidifier Water Panels

by Resto Pros on May 10, 2019

We all know the benefits of a whole-home humidifier during dry weather. With all the benefits you stand to gain from your humidifier, it’s important to properly maintain it, starting with the water panels. Are you wondering how to change your whole-home humidifier water panels properly? Well, the experts at RestoPros are here to help with a step-by-step guide!

What Are the Water Panels?

First of all, you should understand what the water panels in your whole-home humidifier are and what their function is. Simply put, a water panel serves as a sponge to soak up water from your humidifier’s water line and infuse air that passes through it with moisture. Typically made of paper, metal, or clay-coated metal, these panels are the last medium through which air passes before it is introduced into your home’s air. Therefore, keeping these panels clean is a vital part of keeping your air clean.

Why Is it Important to Change Them?

Typically made of paper, metal, or clay-coated metal, these panels are the last medium through which air passes before it is introduced into your home’s air. Because they trap minerals and impurities from the water source that passes through them, these water panels can decrease the efficiency of your humidifier if you allow these particles to build up for too long. Therefore, keeping these panels clean is a vital part of keeping your air clean and your humidifier running smoothly. By changing the water panels at least once each year, you are ensuring that your humidifier continues to function efficiently and that the moist air it generates is clean and safe.

When Should I Change Them?

As we previously stated, you should change the water panels on your whole-home humidifier at least once each year. Ideally, you should change them prior to dry weather months, to make sure your humidifier is ready to perform for the entire season. However, in some cases, you may need to change these panels more frequently. For instance, if your home has hard water, you may find that there is a larger buildup of mineral deposits on your humidifier water panels, causing frequent clogs. If this is the case, you may need to change these filters twice or more each year.

How to Change Your Whole-Home Humidifier Water Panels

Now that you understand your whole-home humidifier and the function of the water panels, you are ready to learn how to properly change these panels for continued comfort. To ensure success in changing the water panels, follow these steps:

  1. Remove the Cover

Firstly, find the cover for your panels. The cover should be on the exterior of your humidifier. Once you’ve located this cover, open or remove it to access the water panel.

  • Replace the Old Panel

Next, take the water panel enclosure out of the unit. Then, remove the used water panel from the enclosure and throw it away. Once you’ve disposed of the old panel, slide a new water panel into the enclosure.

  • Secure the New Unit

Then, place the enclosure back inside your humidifier, making sure to insert it in the correct direction. Once you’ve placed the enclosure in its rightful place, make sure it is secure.

  • Place the Cover Back

Lastly, place the panel cover back onto the humidifier and close it securely.

Trust Us with Your Home’s Air

Although you now know how to change your whole-home humidifier water panels, you should schedule routine maintenance visits from experts you can trust. If you are ready to get ahead and stay ahead of household maintenance this spring season, call the team at RestoPros today at 855-587-3786 or fill out a service request form on our website!