Dentists, oil changes, and HVAC maintenance. What do these things have in common?
You either love them, or you hate them.
And if we’re being honest, just about everyone hates them.
Of course, we’re talking about things that need regular check-ups on a monthly, semi-annual, or annual basis.
You go to the dentist every 6 months, visit the doctor once a year, and get an oil change every 3-6 months.
And if we’re honest again, some of us probably push those limits time and time again.
Am I right?…..
Am I right?
The problem with putting off regular appointments is that these services are necessary for the overall health of not only us, but the things we possess.
One of those possessions that need regular maintenance is your HVAC system.
What happens when you avoid the dentist?
You get cavities.
What happens when you skip your oil change?
Your car stops running (sometimes violently so).
What happens when your HVAC system breaks?
Well, you’re either forced to sweat, freeze, or have your unit serviced immediately, oftentimes at night or over the weekend when emergency fees apply.
Regular HVAC maintenance should be part of your annual budget, and here’s why:
Regular dentist visits make sure you aren’t prematurely wearing dentures. Oil changes keep your engine purring like a cat instead of roaring like a lion.
Likewise, regular maintenance ensures that your unit stays in top performance condition.
By taking care of your investment, you could increase its life expectancy by up to 40%.
A properly running and well maintained HVAC system means it uses less power to operate.
Less power = Less money.
Pretty basic math even my 5-year old can do!
Does your air filter look more like the first image than the second one?
Regular maintenance ensures that your air filter is not only clean, but fitted properly and in position to provide you with the cleanest, freshest air possible.
Lack of regular maintenance…
…well, it kind of speaks for itself.
Picture this, there’s a sudden heatwave and it’s crazy hot. You hadn’t run your air conditioner because the temperatures have been manageable up until now.
You turn on your unit and it’s blowing hot air.
You decide to wait a few minutes and see if it improves…
…and it does.
But just barely.
After a full hour, it’s finally working properly, but it just can’t keep up with the crazy heat demands of the summer sun and you’re still swimming in perspiration.
You shouldn’t have to suffer in your own home. That’s your bastion. Your place of comfort. Your mini-kingdom.
Regular HVAC maintenance ensures your unit is efficient and works when you want it to.
Nobody likes emergencies.
But, unfortunately, they do happen from time to time.
The goal is to keep them at a minimum.
Don’t let a basic issue turn into a major expense simply because you were too cheap/lazy/careless (you pick the adjective) to get preventative maintenance on your investment.
And let’s get this straight: it is an investment.
You likely spent anywhere from $6,000 to $12,000 on your air conditioner, maybe more.
That’s the price of a small car–a car you’re probably getting regular maintenance on. And a car you might not even have 10 years from now.
But your HVAC system, if you take care of it, will last you decades.
We would know. We just changed out a 35-year old unit last week.
That could be you with the proper care.
Damaged HVAC systems are not only inefficient, cause higher energy bills, result in dirtier air, and cost more money, but they’re also dangerous.
A system leaking refrigerant poses environmental risks while a cracked heat exchanger could mean health problems for you and your family.
Broken heat exchangers leak carbon monoxide.
I don’t need to tell you what kind of problems that causes.
Above all, peace of mind might just be the most valuable benefit on this list.
Sure, it doesn’t have any direct statistical gain, but that’s because knowing you’re covered and not having to worry is like those old Mastercard commercials: priceless.
We’ll calibrate your thermostat to ensure accuracy. We may also recommend installing a programmable smart thermostat if one isn’t already present.
Your heating and air conditioning unit contains lots of moving parts. The constant rubbing of these parts causes them to wear out.
We’ll lubricate your system, creating a more efficient, smoother, and quieter unit.
Dirty condenser and evaporator coils reduce the efficiency of your HVAC system.
We’ll clean both coils, reducing system run-time, lowering your electric bill, as well as enhancing airflow, increasing comfort, and improving indoor air quality.
See the air filter pictures a few sections above.
We’ll make sure that both your fuel lines and your condensate drain is properly connected.
The former eliminates fire and toxic hazards while the latter prevents water overflow from damaging your floors and ceilings.
The answer to this one is a little varied as it really depends on the age of your system.
If your unit was just installed last year, then you shouldn’t need as much maintenance.
In that situation, Precision Temperature recommends a yearly tune-up, ideally before the major usage season, aka summer.
You should perform this tune-up sometime between April and June when HVAC companies aren’t busy with summer or winter emergencies.
For everyone else, we’d suggest a minimum of two tune-ups a year.
One is the spring to get your AC ready for summer.
And another in the fall to get your heater ready from winter.
Some companies will try to tell you that you need upwards of four tune-ups a year. That’s a bit overkill in our opinion.
If your unit needs that much service, maybe it’s just best to replace the whole system?
If you’re a San Diego resident looking for HVAC maintenance, Precision Temperature is here for you.
Call our offices at 619-588-5321 to schedule an appointment today or send us an email.
If you’ve lived in San Diego for any length of time, you know that air conditioners are a necessary evil. Nothing takes money out your wallet each summer more so than your energy bill. This causes many to consider what they can do to lower that bill, including considering a new air conditioning system that functions more efficiently.
But how much does an ac install cost?
I’m glad you asked!
Many local HVAC companies, like Precision Temperature, don’t list their prices online. (But don’t worry! Keep reading and we’ll tell you).
That’s not to deceive you or because it’s a hugely guarded secret. It’s not because we think you’ll run far away if you know the price beforehand.
But rather it’s because every house is different.
When it comes to air conditioning, one size does not fit all. That’s why we offer free in-home quotes. We want you to get the system that is right for you with the best materials at the lowest possible cost.
Shopping around for HVAC technicians is par for the course when you’re considering such a huge purchase.
We can help you with that!
Instead of wasting your valuable time meeting with and dealing with contractors just to get their sticker price, we’ve put together this case study just for you.
A recent Precision Temperature customer–we’ll call her Katie to protect her privacy–shared with us the quotes and experience she received from three other San Diego-based companies.
The numbers surprised us.
Before we jump into all the details, there’s a few bits of information you need to know upfront. This particular installation was on a small to medium two story home that didn’t previously have ductwork.
There was no possible way to install ducting based on the layout, and the only option for Katie was a ductless mini-split system.
If you already have centralized air and are looking at getting a system replacement, then these numbers will be significantly lower.
In addition to the type of system, Katie was looking to have three units installed. One in the living room where her family spent most of their time, and one in each of their two bedrooms.
Katie explored other options and ultimately decided to install just two units, one in her bedroom and one in the living room. But for the sake of this case study, we’ll look at the ac install cost of the full three units.
Katie’s first quote was from Airmaxx.
Katie told us that she almost stopped her search for air conditioning here, but was so glad she didn’t.
The Airmaxx technician came to her home and told her all about how and where they would install a full central air system in her home. A fact that each subsequent company, including our own, told her was an impossibility.
We have no idea how they planned to accomplish this feat, but Katie told us Airmaxx said they wouldn’t cover the cost of repairs to the drywall. Instead, leaving Katie and her family to deal with another contractor and spend yet more money.
Even so, Airmaxx also quoted her on a ductless mini-split system.
Katie told us that this price was a little high for what she was expecting, but she quickly discovered it was only the beginning.
Later that same day, Katie had a representative from Anderson Plumbing, Heating, and Air come giver her an AC install cost quote.
Katie said that the difference between the two companies was night and day.
Where the Airmaxx representative had been quiet and lacked confidence, the Anderson representative was authoritative and instilled confidence.
Once again, Katie felt her AC hunt was over…
…until she saw the numbers.
From Airmaxx’s $10,000 to Anderson’s $18,000.
That’s a huge difference!
Katie couldn’t understand why, but we noticed it immediately.
Scroll back up and take a look at Airmaxx’s breakdown. They wanted to give Katie a 26k BTU outdoor unit with one 12k BTU indoor air handler for her living room, and two 7k units for the bedrooms.
Those numbers might not mean anything to you. But you need to know, they were severely undercutting Katie, sacrificing her comfort to give Katie the lowest bill and hopefully win her business.
With the size and dimensions of Katie’s home, the absolute minimum power needed for her living room unit would be 18k BTUs. Something we at Precision Temperature, as well as Anderson, noticed.
Anderson’s quote is for a 36k BTU outdoor unit, one 18k air handler for the downstairs, and two 9ks for the upstairs.
Additionally, Anderson uses Daikin, one of the most expensive brands on the market. While you might be tempted to think it’s better equipment, they all function about the same.
Even with these differences, though, Anderson was still far too overpriced.
Katie’s search continued.
After a long weekend debating whether she could afford air conditioning, Katie decided to have another company in.
Perhaps they’d help bridge the disparaging price gap and solve her air conditioning dilemma.
Katie reports that the Mauzy representative was kind and courteous and his winsome personality almost sealed the deal…
…until once again her hopes, or rather her wallet, was dashed.
Mauzy was a little better than Anderson, coming in $1,000 cheaper, but $17,000 was still a hefty bill, and one she wasn’t sure she would be able to pay.
Wasn’t there someone out there who could provide confidence and reliability with great products all the while keeping her and her budget in mind?
That’s when we came on the scene.
Our quote came in at $11,495.
Had Katie stopped with Airmaxx, she would have been left with a system that couldn’t stand up under the brutal summer heat.
And had she gone with Anderson, she’d have paid 54% more money than was necessary.
That’s a $6,300 savings over Anderson, and $5,300 on Mauzy.
Yes, we’re $1,400 more expensive than Airmaxx, but take a look at what you’re getting for the extra money:
26k BTU Outdoor Unit
12k BTU Living room
7k BTU Bedroom 1
7k BTU Bedroom 2
Repairs not included
15 years in business
36k BTU Outdoor Unit
18k BTU Living room
9k BTU Bedroom 1
9k BTU Bedroom 2
32 years in business
When we asked Katie why she chose Precision Temperature, she told us she felt she could trust us to provide her with the best system at a reasonable rate.
She also called attention to the informational brochure we left with her. She said if companies she trusts like Sharp hospital and UCSD rely on Precision Temperature, then she could too.
Air conditioning installation costs in San Diego are not cheap. But here at Precision Temperature, we promise you that our prices aren’t any higher than they have to be.
We guarantee our workmanship for the lifetime of your unit. We also provide a 2-year warranty on all labor needed to make repairs, and a 10-year warranty on parts.
If you’re looking for a reliable and affordable AC installation service, Precision Temperature is here for you.
Since we partner with Trane, America’s #1 brand, you can have confidence that your comfort is just a phone call away.
Call us today to schedule your free personalized in-home quote.
Just about everyone in San Diego has an air conditioner, even if it’s of the window variety. In order to keep your energy bills low in the heat of the summer, you’ll want to avoid these air conditioning mistakes you didn’t know you were making.
Two weeks ago, a man walked into our offices in Lakeside and asked the following question:
“My wife says closing the air vents to unused rooms in our house is bad idea, but I think it’s okay and good way to save money. Can you tell me which one of us is correct?”
To which I proceeded to tell him that his wife was right. Many people, including myself in years gone by, have closed their air vents in unused rooms to attempt to lower their air conditioner bill.
Instead, what you’re doing is putting a strain on your system.
Your system was carefully chosen to manage your whole house. By closing off an air vent, you’re destabilizing your air conditioner.
I once heard it put this way:
Imagine you’re walking at a brisk pace, breathing through your mouth and out your nose. If you close one nostril, you either move less air (depriving yourself of needed oxygen) or you work harder to do it.
The same is true of your air conditioner. Air was meant to go out that duct. Closing it off doesn’t mean air no longer travels through the ducting, it just comes back on itself, forcing the air to flow at an imbalance and creating undue pressure on the system.
You’re not actually saving any money, and in fact you are ruining your system in the progress.
When I explained this to the gentleman, he left with his head down.
I’m sorry, sir, but your wife is right, and you’re not winning that argument. Closing air vents is one the air conditioning mistakes that nearly everyone makes.
This one seems to obvious, but yet so many people neglect to get it right.
Either they simply forget to turn off their air conditioner, fail to program the thermostat, or just don’t want to come home to a hot house.
The first reason is actually a no-no, the second is plain lazy, and the last one is wasteful.
Let me explain.
With today’s technology, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t have a thermostat that allows you to—at a minimum—set an hourly schedule.
If you know no one will be in the house from 7 AM to 4 PM every single day, then reprogram your thermostat accordingly.
Don’t turn your system completely off, that will waste a lot of electricity. It’s less expensive to keep a house cool than it is to cool a hot house.
But what you want to do is turn the temperature up about 5-8 degrees when you’re gone.
Normally keep the AC at 75? Turn it up to 82 while you’re gone. Then have it set to re-engage about 30 minutes before you get home. If all goes well, it’ll be ready for you without all that unnecessary energy loss.
This is one the air conditioning mistakes I especially struggle with.
You see, I love sunshine. It’s the reason I moved to San Diego in the first place.
But opening all the curtains and blinds in the home let’s in a crazy amount of heat from the summer sun, thereby raising the temperature of your home.
Increased temps means your air conditioner has to work harder to keep it cool.
As much as it pains me to say, it’s best if you keep your blinds closed, at least during the hottest parts of the day.
Are you home in the morning, but not in the afternoon? Considering opening those blinds and enjoying the sun while you’re home, but then closing them every time you leave. No sense in leaving them open if you aren’t there to enjoy them.
Or perhaps you can open them, but only slightly. Just enough to let some light in, but not enough to allow the sun’s rays direct entry.
Do as much as you can to eliminate sources of unwanted heat in the home and your air conditioner will thank you.
We talked about this one already, but it bears repeating.
Schedule that thermostat!
If you still have one of those old fossils that has the slider stick or the dial.
Yeah, you know what I mean.
Those imprecise “set it and hope you got it right” ones. Then when you realize it’s too hot or cold, you have to make little tiny adjustments over a couple of hours.
And once you find that ideal temp, when anyone goes near the thermostat you’re like:
But you know what? You don’t have to be that person anymore.
You don’t have to have an ancient, archaic thermostat from the 1950s.
Get yourself a nice Ecobee 4 or Nest Learning Thermostat.
Both of these give you precision temperature (har har, that’s the name of our company). Plus, they’re completely programmable to do whatever you want them to. Want to turn your AC on from your phone right before you leave work? You can do that.
Better yet, the learning thermostat will use GPS to learn your work habits and automatically make the switch for you.
This is another major blunder that unfortunately just about everyone falls into.
My stepfather routinely set our air conditioner to 60 degrees.
You read that right.
Yeah, it was like an icebox in our house.
The worst part was that he’d leave the heater on 60 as well during the winter, so it was basically an icebox all year around.
The problem is that your air conditioner wasn’t designed to run constantly, 100% of the time.
It was made to cool your house to a certain temperature and then turn off, allowing the house to warm a little before re-engaging.
This reduces strain on the system and saves you money.
When you set the temperature so low, the air conditioner will never be able to achieve that number.
Imagine being on a hamster wheel with a nice bowl of ice cream just outside, all you need to do is keep running and you’ll get there! But you never do.
You run and you run and you run, and you never make it, and eventually you get tired and worn out, but you never reach the prize.
It’s tiring and disheartening.
That’s what you’re doing to your AC. Not only are you spending more on your energy bill, but you’re wearing your system out faster.
Just don’t do it!
Set that temperature to a reasonable number, like 78.
But that’s hot!
It’s not when it’s 110 outside.
Can you tell I live in East County?
This is one the air conditioning mistakes you’re probably not thinking about. To be fair, it’s not a grievous mistake that will cost you thousands of dollars, but when you’re scrimping, every penny counts.
There’s nothing wrong with running your vent fans when they’re necessary. However, if you’re like me, you tend to leave them on for an hour or more after you’ve left the room.
The whole time vent fans are running, you’re sucking up your cold air and spitting it outside, forcing your AC to work more.
Most people are aware that air conditioners have air filters, but those same people don’t really think much about cleaning them.
Sure, if you’ve ever accidentally pulled it out and seen how dirty it is, you might stop what you’re doing and give it a rinse.
But if you’re pulling your AC out year to year and just sticking it in the window and running it, the continued dirt build up will make your unit inefficient and less effective.
For mini-splits or central air, regular cleanings are crucial. Mini-splits are notorious for being finicky. Treat them like you would a new car or a really old car you’re trying to squeeze a few more years out of.
Central air systems already demand costly energy bills. Failing to clean the air filter will only drive that price higher for the same result.
This isn’t so much a mistake as it is an informational bit. When it’s 80 degrees outside, you could reasonably run your AC and expect it to cool your house to 72.
Personally, I don’t run my AC unless it’s at least 90 degrees outside. In which case 72 degrees is at the very bottom rung of possibility with the air conditioner.
On those crazy hot days of 100-115 degrees, your air conditioner simply will not be able to achieve 72 degrees no matter how hard it runs.
Air conditioners, at best, can lower the temperature around 20-25 degrees. If you’re annoyed it’s 110 and your house is only 85 degrees despite the AC being set to 72, I have news for you. You might think your system needs replaced, but truthfully it’s operating at peak performance, and in fact it might be working overtime to get you that cool 85.
The mistake here is not in dollars, but in your expectations.
Understand the capabilities of your system and and plan accordingly.
Many people mistakenly believe that getting a larger unit than is necessary for your space means it will be cooler/faster/more efficient etc
The truth is, improperly sizing your air conditioner can result in shorter lifespan and more costly repairs to the unit.
If your house is 1,000 square feet and you purchase a system that treats 2,000 sqft, yes, it will be more powerful. And, yes, it will cool faster.
The problem is that your system will be starting and stopping so often it will wear itself out and grow unreliable over time. It may not be an immediate problem, but it is one that will come to bite you in the end.
Conversely, trying to save a buck by choosing a weaker system will do nothing but ensure your unit has to work harder resulting in the same effect.
Air conditioning systems need to be properly sized to run efficiently. It’s for this reason that AC installation should never be a DIY project. Call your local HVAC installer to help you make the right choice.
Unless the man in the photo is 10 feet tall, one should never have to stoop to set a thermostat. Because thermostat installation is often becomes a DIY project, this is one of those air conditioning mistakes that can be a real problem.
Thermostats aren’t only for setting the temperature, they’re also the thermometer/sensor.
Because hot air rises and cold air sinks, placing a thermostat too low may give an inaccurate reading of the air’s temperature. This results in you being either too hot or too cold, depending on the season.
Additionally, placing a thermostat near a door or in direct sunlight will also affect the reading and thus the functionality of your unit.
Ideal thermostat locations are in a central area of the house, away from external doors and sunlight, and placed at about 5 feet from the floor.
Your air conditioner may be your savior on those hot days, but it’s no Superman. It’s not indestructible.
It is just a piece of mechanical equipment after all. It’s a combination of thousands of tiny parts. It only takes one tiny broken part to throw off the whole system.
Sure, it may continue working, but not at peak performance, resulting in a less than consistent temperature for you and shorter lifespan of your system.
Regular, yearly maintenance is key to keeping your air conditioner in top shape.
Ideally, you’re calling your service technician about a month or two before your regular hot season. They’ll come inspect your unit and make recommendations if repairs are needed.
If you ignore this advice, you may find yourself without air when you need it most.
In tandem with the last item, sometimes your system just needs to be replaced.
No amount of servicing will bring it back from the dead. Sure, it might keep it running just one more year, but there is a point where enough is enough.
You might be trying to scrimp and save every last dollar and don’t want to drop several thousand to replace your system.
But, instead, you’re spending hundreds of dollars on a dying system and losing hundreds more in energy bills.
Sometimes it’s just time to say out with the old and in with the new. Not doing so might make this one of the most costly air conditioning mistakes you can make.
Precision Temperature is San Diego’s trusted heating and air conditioning specialists.
If you need any help with maintenance, installation, or just have questions, we’re here for you. Contact us today and one of our knowledgeable staff members will do their best to assist you.
The term “Good Samaritan” is often used to refer to a person who performs a kind gesture for a stranger.
It’s actually a reference to a story told by Jesus in the Bible. In the story, a Jewish man is beaten and lies near death on the side of the road. Two of the Jews’ highest regarded peoples pass by and ignore him, while a Samaritan, a hated neighbor of the Jews, stops and lends aid.
This story of the “Good Samaritan” has become our example for doing the right thing when others won’t.
Such a situation occurred on Friday, June 7th 2019.
Two of Precision Temperature’s installers, Kyle and Anthony, were returning from a job in Jamul when they came across a devastating accident.
ABC 10 News reporter Mackenzie Maynard visited with us to get the full story. Check out the video that aired on Friday, June 14th:
Where most cars drove right on past, Kyle and Anthony pulled over and ran to lend aid where he could.
Discovering that one of the cars was on fire while a driver was trapped inside, Kyle ran and grabbed the truck’s fire extinguisher and didn’t hesitate to jump into the fray.
When directly questioned about the event, Kyle deflected praise stating he only did what he hoped someone else would do for him.
Kyle and Anthony have demonstrated integrity and excellence time and again, not only in their work, but also in their personal lives as well.
Here at Precision Temperature, we’re proud to call them part of our family.
Summer is nearly upon us and so is the heat. That means people across the country will be cranking their ACs. Despite the hot and sticky outdoors, air conditioners dry out the inside of your home.
That’s why it’s good to concurrently run a humidifier. But what is a humidifier and how do you use one?
You’re probably familiar with dehumidifiers, but what exactly does a plain old humidifier do. Well, it does what you’d expect it to.
Whereas a dehumidifier removes moisture from the air, a humidifier adds to it.
A humidifier is a device used in and around the home that produces water vapor and increases the relative humidity level within your home.
If you plan to use a humidifier in your home, you need to be aware that the ideal humidity level within your home is around 40%.
In order to measure this, you should purchase a digital hygrometer or be sure to get a humidifier that has one built in.
You may be asking: Why would I want a humidifier in the first place?
In fact, having and running a humidifier could potentially cause more problems than they solve if not run properly. But for others, a humidifier may very well mean the difference between agitation and relaxation around your home.
If you’ve ever found yourself experiencing allergy-like symptoms inside your home, then a humidifier might be right for you. Those itchy eyes or sore throat might be the side effects of dry air in your home.
By learning how to use a humidifier, you can alleviate and quite possibly eliminate these problems altogether.
The issue is mostly present in the winter, but if you live in a dry climate such as here in San Diego, it’s possible to experience these symptoms all year.
Even if you live in a very wet place, if it’s hot you’re probably running your air conditioner. That’s a sure way to dry out your home. Running a humidifier will help fight dry, itchy skin, even in the summer.
Plus, did you know it can save you money?
Think about it.
Running a humidifier in tandem with your air conditioner means that your AC is cooling wet air. You know those ridiculously overpriced fan/spray bottles sold at amusement parks? It’s the same principle.
Cooler air inside your home means you can raise the temperature on your AC. This in turns cuts your electric bill.
Stop allergies and save money. It’s a win-win.
There are a variety of humidifiers on the market and understanding the different types will help you choose which one is right for you.
As you can see, buying a humidifier is not as simple as it sounds. Once you’ve settled on the right one, running it is pretty simple.
Make sure that your humidifier is in a waterproof location out of the reach of children. Certain types of humidifiers can get hot, and you don’t want your little one to get hurt.
Humidifiers also create a lot of condensation in and around them. If you’re setting your device on a wood surface, be sure to place a tray or piece of plastic beneath.
You’ll also want to point it so that the vapor shoots away from any electrical outlets.
Have you ever noticed a thin layer of black flecks at the bottom of your humidifier after you’ve run it? Or maybe you’ve noticed a white crusty layer forming on it?
These come from minerals in the water, and there are more minerals in hot water than in cold. Cutting back on minerals means that less bacteria will form in your humidifier, thus extending it’s life.
Humidifiers are great for helping alleviate allergy symptoms or battling dryness caused by air conditioners. But running it too much can cause mold or mildew to form in your home if you aren’t paying attention to humidity levels.
This takes us straight into some common humidifier mistakes that need to be avoided.
As previously mentioned, the ideal humidity level in your home is 40%. Anything, and you could experience allergy symptoms. Any more, and you’ll start seeing condensation on the walls.
There is a range, of course. Some people recommend between 30-50%, but it’s better to aim for 35-45%.
40% is the magical number, so being within a few percents of it is perfectly fine.
Mineral buildup can cause more problems than just an increased level of bacteria. It can also clog the pathways within the device itself, which can lead to overheating.
Overheating, then, can mean electrical problems, device failure, and, in worst case scenarios, a fire in your home.
As with any electrical device, maintenance is a must.
Most of these mistakes all stem back to those pesky minerals that are found naturally in our water.
Using tap water means that minerals will be present. But you can avoid minerals altogether by using only distilled or purified water in your humidifier.
Failing to completely empty your tank and wash it out before each use is one of the leading causes of bacteria buildup. Stagnant water is a breeding ground for the stuff.
Adding new water to a mostly empty tank doesn’t kill the bacteria. It just gives it more room to grow.
You wouldn’t put a wet towel back in the closet, and you shouldn’t put a wet humidifier back in the box.
Doing so traps in the moisture, giving it nowhere to escape. Wash your humidifier out, and then let it dry completely before storing it.
Do you have a humidifier? What type did you get?
Have you seen a noticeable difference in your air quality while using it?
We want to hear from you. Drop us a note in the comments below.
If you have any questions or are interested in getting a whole-house humidifier installed, don’t hesitate to reach out. Our agents are ready and willing to assist you.