Homeowners who have an installed a whole-home humidifier know the benefits they provide. During the dry winter season, a humidifier adds much-needed moisture back into the home, providing relief from sore throats, dry and itchy skin, nose bleeds and sinus irritation.
During the summer, we don’t need the added humidity in our homes, so the damper should be closed to keep any additional moisture out of your system. If you fail to do this before the summer starts, it can lead to poor airflow in your air conditioner which will draw the cool air back over your cooling coils and could cause the system to freeze-up.
When the colder season approaches, it will be time to turn on your furnace. So, it’s extremely important to remember to open your humidifier damper for the upcoming heating season.
There are several types of humidifiers, among them:
The damper could be one of two things:
To find out which one you have, consult your home comfort system’s manual.
Depending on the kind of damper that you have, you might have to manually open and close the cover or simply switch the knob back and forth once the seasons change.
How to open your humidifier damper for winter