Replace Furnace Humidifier Pad in Glen Ellyn, IL

A Glen Ellyn customer called us out to replace the filter and humidifier pad on an 8-year-old Carrier furnace. The furnace was working fine otherwise and the vents were clear.

A furnace humidifier pad typically flows water over an evaporator pad or water panel. The pad deteriorates over time and has to be replaced. Furnace humidifiers don’t turn all of the water into vapor, which humidifies your home. As a result, there is excess water.

This water exits through a drain hose that is usually connected to a floor drain. As the pad deteriorates, its material flows to the drain through the hose. This can lead to the hose being clogged with debris, which can, in turn, damage your furnace or any household items located near it. You need to make sure to check the hose periodically for clogs and replace your humidifier pad once or twice a year.

Furnace not Blowing Hot Air in Algonquin, IL

When we arrived at this home we found that their furnace was not blowing any air. The furnace was a 3-year-old Lennox model and its blower motor had stopped working. We also inspected the ductwork and found that it was dirty. We replaced the motor, cleaned the vent, and the unit was fully operational once again.

A blower motor has to be in constant motion to warm your home. Eventually, it will become worn from a lack of lubrication and age. This will reduce the movement of warm air through the ductwork in your home.

Dirty ductwork will allow an incredible amount of potentially dangerous contaminants to accumulate in your home. Bacteria, mold and fungi in a dirty vent can make your indoor air up to five times more polluted than the air outside. It can also lead to development of asthma and other health problems.

Have a professional with Approved Comfort come to your home to check your ducts on a regular basis. We will clean your entire ventilation system, including all air ducts and HVAC components to make sure the air in your home is as healthy as possible.



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All rebate applications must be postmarked or submitted online within 90 days of installation, or by June 30, 2014.