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What Goes into a Furnace Humidifier Installation?

small_321003460If you’ve heard about the benefits of adding a humidifier to your furnace and you’re ready to install one in your home, you might be curious about what’s involved in the installation process. Today we’re going to talk about some of the primary components of a furnace humidifier installation and why it’s best to have your unit installed by a high-quality contractor like Jerry Kelly!

Components of a furnace humidifier installation

Installing a furnace humidifier is a complicated task that involves a number of different steps, parts and tools. Some of the primary components of a furnace humidifier installation include:

  • Choosing a correct location. Choosing a location for your humidifier is crucial to ensuring that it works properly. Some humidifiers must be installed on the supply side of your ductwork, while others must be installed on the return side (and some can be installed on either side). In addition, the humidifier must be located close enough to a water supply and electrical outlet, as well as away from other components of your HVAC system such as your air conditioner coils.
  • Cutting openings into your ductwork. Your furnace humidifier needs to have access to your home’s air supply, so an opening must be cut into your ductwork in order to install it. Additional cuts need to be made into your ductwork for other humidifier parts such as the humidistat. These openings need to be cut carefully so that the parts are secure and there are no openings to allow air to escape from your ducts.
  • Connecting the humidifier to your water supply. Furnace humidifiers are connected to your home’s water supply in order to add moisture to your air. These connections need to be done correctly and securely in order to avoid water leaks in your pipes or your humidifier.
  • Wiring all of the components. Your humidifier and its components need to receive power, so everything must be wired correctly and connected to a power supply. If this is done improperly, your humidifier might not receive power and damaged wires could lead to a fire hazard.

Why a furnace humidifier installation is best left to a professional

Given the precise details that are required for a furnace humidifier installation, it’s best to have it installed by a professional like Jerry Kelly instead of taking it on as a do-it-yourself project. Our highly-trained technicians provide the best-possible installations, and you can trust that your humidifier will work efficiently and effectively as soon as it is installed.

If you have any questions about a furnace humidifier installation, or if you’d like a heating system serviced or installed in your home, contact Jerry Kelly, your St. Charles furnace and air conditioner contractor. We service the St. Louis area, including towns like St. Paul, St. Peters and Town and Country.

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