Humidifier and air cleaner maintenance can reduce the likelihood of a problem occurring, but if your unit isn't working properly, here's an introductory guide to troubleshooting humidifiers, ventilators and air purifiers.
If your humidifier isn't working, it's usually due to one of the following reasons:
Air cleaners and purifiers are comprised of several filters that allow air to pass through, while trapping dirt, dust, pet dander and other contaminants and allergens. If you notice decreased airflow through your HVAC system, it may be caused by blocked air filters. Make sure to replace air filters as often as recommended in your owner's manual, or more frequently if you notice an excess of dirt build-up.
Air ventilators remove stale air from the home and replace it with the same amount of fresh air. They also recover heat and humidity from the exchanged air, to help maximize your heating and cooling system's efficiency.
The most common symptom of an air ventilator problem is reduced air flow. As with the air cleaner, make sure to replace the filter regularly. If you notice that unit is not moving air, and the air filter is relatively new, check for blockages in the clean or stale air vents. If you notice that the unit is not properly exchanging heat or moisture, a certified professional should inspect the heat and moisture transfer unit.
While visible blockages and dirty air filters can often be fixed by the homeowner, a Trane Comfort Specialist should be consulted for most repair work. Your local Trane dealer will be able to send a technician to your home to make sure your system is functioning properly and efficiently.