Humidifier Installation

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Residential Humidifier Installation

Our Furnaces Keep You Warm, Our Humidifiers Keep You Comfortable

Home humidification is one of the most overlooked components of an HVAC system in Illinois. With our harsh winters, it is not only a matter of properly heating your home, but also ensuring there is the perfect balance of moisture in the air. A properly installed humidifier can eliminate sore throats and dry skin while an incorrectly installed humidifier can cause excessive moisture and damage to your home.

We can’t stress enough how frequently we walk into a new client’s home to find an improperly installed, disconnected, leaking, or improperly programmed humidifier. After a few minutes of discussion, we almost always hear that those same clients have issues with sore throats and dry skin during the long Illinois winters. Enter humidifier. For all your home humidification needs, Paragon is here to help. Not only will we properly install your new humidifier to ensure optimal performance, but we will also go over each humidifier option in advance so that your system is paired with the ideal humidifier solution. Your home is unique and so are its humidification needs.

Humidifier Installation - Paragon Mechanical
Humidifier Installation - Paragon Mechanical
Humidifier Installation - Paragon Mechanical

The Paragon Promise

While correctly installed humidifiers can provide a high level of comfort during cold winters, and incorrectly installed humidifier can also cause devastating leaks. We promise to install your humidifier exactly to manufacturer specifications and we will always go above-and-beyond to also meet the “Paragon Standard.” A Paragon humidifier installation will provide you with maximum comfort and complete peace-of-mind.

Customized Solutions

The three most common humidifier solutions are the Bypass Humidifier, the Power Humidifier, and the Steam Humidifier. Before our Installers set foot in your home, a Paragon Project Manager will discuss with you the needs of your home and pair the perfect humidifier to the needs of your HVAC system and home. If you are going to spend hundreds of dollars on a comfort device, it should meet all your needs. We are constantly reviewing products and manufacturers to ensure our clients only receive the best. Unlike most other HVAC companies, we are not obligated to install specific products or equipment.

The Paragon Standard

Caulked Seals

This might seem like common sense, but our humidifier repair technicians encounter improperly sealed humidifiers every day. Not only does this lead to air loss from the plenum, but it leads to furnaces running for longer than necessary, can result in water leakage, or could even result in the humidifier falling off the furnace entirely. As part of our Paragon quality control process on all humidifier installations, our team must prove via photographs that your new humidifier has been properly sealed on all sides.

PVC Drain

One of the easiest (and most costly) corners a humidifier installer will cut is to forego the installation of a PVC drain pipe and solely rely on the flexible vinyl tubing that the humidifier comes with. We assure you that skipping this vital yet inexpensive step is not worth the risk. We have come across several customers who were faced with several-thousand-dollar insurance claims due to these basic tubes becoming inadvertently dislodged and clogged. A hard PVC pipe drain line is not only serviceable and maintainable, but it is significantly more difficult to accidentally break or dislodge. The Paragon “Standard” humidifier installation aims to provide you with peace-of-mind and protection against needless water damage to your home.

Non-Leak Water Valve

A common, inexpensive method of delivering water to a humidifier is accomplished by using a piercing valve (saddle valve) and plastic tubing. Not only is this a code violation in most municipalities, but it also creates a high risk of leaks and subsequent water damage. But since humidifiers are rarely inspected, it is a problem we regularly encounter in our clients’ homes. Rather than perpetuating this unsafe practice, the Paragon Standard requires installing a quarter turn shut valve for your water supply along with copper tubing, both of which designed to ensure you don’t experience leaks and water damage. In addition, our installers are trained to understand the value of calibrating the water flow to allow the minimum water necessary for effective humidifier operation. This will help to conserve water and also reduce possibility of overflow inside the humidifier itself.

Humidifier Leveling

All pad style humidifiers require gravity flow of water to keep the pad wet while air is running through the pad. It is very important for proper draining of the unit that the unit is installed level

Water Supply

The water line for any pad style humidifier should always be connected to the hot side of the plumbing to ensure the most effectiveness of the humidifier. It is important to have your water supply coming from the hot line of the house and NOT the cold line. All humidifiers are rated on total gallons per day that they will produce and when connected to the cold line this rating will typically be reduced by as much as 60% when connected to the cold line. This is because cold water has less of an affinity to add moisture into the air then hot water.

Safety Switch

One additional feature we have standardized, as a means of added water damage protection, is the installation of an emergency water sensing shut-off device. These devices are designed to cut the system power in the even water is detected in an undesired location and they are very effective in limiting damage caused by leaks and overflow.

Customer Experiences

“I have never been so happy with a contracting company; they were on-time, very clean and neat and delivered everything that was promised.”

John D.
Itasca, IL

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  • Arlington Heights, IL
  • Elmhurst, IL
  • Hinsdale, IL
  • Naperville, IL
  • Oak Park, IL
  • Lincoln Park, Chicago
  • Northbrook, IL
  • Glenview, IL
  • Winnetka, IL
  • Highland Park, IL
  • Lakeforest, IL
  • Barrington, IL

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