A humidifier is an essential part of an HVAC system here in Northern Illinois. It keeps the winter air and cool air from your AC unit from causing dry, itchy skin and helps alleviate sinus and snoring problems. At Gough Heating and Air Conditioning, we sell, install and service the best humidifiers for homes in Loves Park and the surrounding region.
Enjoy Greater Comfort with an AprilAire Humidifier
Many customers come to us asking which humidifier they can trust. Our answer since the 1970s has been AprilAire. AprilAire whole-house humidifiers are the most durable and dependable on the market. They also come with automatic humidistat control, which adjusts the humidity level in your home to the ideal setting as the indoor and outdoor temperatures change. As a result, AprilAire whole-house systems provide all the following benefits:
- Reduce bacteria, viruses, fungi and dust in the air that cause respiratory infections
- Enhance your comfort by preventing cool air from drying out your skin and hair
- Prevent dry air from warping or damaging wood floors and furniture in the home
Investing in a whole-house humidifier is crucial for maximizing these benefits in your home. While single-room humidifiers provide some relief, only a whole-house system will provide full protection from dry air problems. Whole-house systems are also more energy efficient and easier to maintain than their single-room counterparts.
Relax with Professional Installation and Maintenance
As good as AprilAire humidifiers are, you won’t get the most out of yours if it’s not properly installed and maintained. Our HVAC professionals will take the pressure off by installing and maintaining your whole-house system for you!
Expert installation will ensure your humidifier works seamlessly with the rest of your HVAC system. We’ll also avoid common DIY mistakes that can void warranty coverage and handle all paperwork in house to make things as easy as possible for you.
We also service all types of humidifiers and have all sizes of AprilAire water panels in stock for regular replacement. Our technicians often perform annual water panel replacement for our customers during regularly scheduled furnace maintenance visits.
Why Choose Us as Your Humidifier Supplier?
Our company doesn’t just sell humidifiers; we’re also happy to teach you everything you need to know about owning one. For example, we’ll help you understand what regular maintenance is necessary to get the most out of your system.
Depending on how humid you like your home, your water panels may need replacement more than the standard of once a year. The extremely hard water in the Rockford region can also wear down water panels, making replacement necessary sooner.
You can always count on us to be here to give you expert guidance like this for your HVAC needs. Our family-owned business has been a trusted Loves Park staple since 1964, and we don’t plan on leaving any time soon. We’re here to keep your humidifier humming for a lifetime and beyond!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a humidifier and how does it benefit my home?
A humidifier is a device that increases the moisture levels in the air of a room or the entire house. It achieves an ideal indoor humidity balance by releasing precise amounts of water vapor or steam into the air. Improved indoor humidity can benefit the home in many ways, including preventing dry skin, protecting wood floors and furniture from warping and curbing bacteria and viruses in the air.
How often do I need to have my humidifier serviced?
Whole-house humidifiers typically only need service once a year, and room humidifiers need it every few weeks, depending on how often they’re used. However, your humidifier may need service sooner if you have it set at a high level of humidity or have very hard water. Regular humidifier service should include changing the water panels and cleaning and disinfecting the system.
Can a humidifier help improve allergies or respiratory conditions?
Yes! Maintaining a comfortable humidity level in the home can also reduce the number of bacteria, viruses and allergens in the air, which can improve allergy and respiratory conditions. However, we must emphasize that a humidifier won’t cure these conditions on its own. Instead, it should be used in tandem with proper medical treatment.
What are the signs my humidifier isn’t working correctly?
If your humidifier is running and you still have dry skin, nose bleeds or feel static shock when you touch a light switch, then it’s not working as it should. Other signs your humidifier needs repair include strange noises coming from the device, water leaking around its base or decreased mist production.
What is the difference between a whole-house humidifier and a portable one?
A whole-house humidifier feeds into your home’s heating and cooling system to distribute moisture throughout the entire house. It’s often more efficient and requires less frequent maintenance than a portable unit.
A portable humidifier, also known as a room humidifier, can move from room to room as needed and add moisture to one space at a time. While it’s less expensive than a whole-house unit, a portable humidifier typically isn’t as effective and requires more frequent refilling and cleaning.