Like any other equipment, it is important to keep up with your seasonal maintenance in order to ensure continued optimal performance. Maintenance is typically performed before each heating season to prep for the coming humidifier season. This maintenance is fairly easy and you can perform it yourself, or if you would prefer, your licensed HVAC contractor can do it for you. If you do decide to do it yourself, use this video and your owner’s manual as a guide and you will get it done in no time!
Remember! Before you begin any maintenance, your first steps are to turn off the water supply, unplug the system, and turn off the electrical source to the furnace. After you have taken these precautions, you can take the humidifier cover off and check these parts: the water feed tube, the strainer, the orifice, the drain line, and the water panel.
With the Aprilaire 500 your automatic humidistat will notify you with a yellow indicator light when it is time to change your water panel. If you have the 500M, use other resources to remind yourself when it is time to perform your seasonal maintenance. If you need any or all parts replaced – use the Aprilaire 500 Maintenance kit, part number #4839 to get everything you need in one easy kit! Remember, you can always consult your owner’s manual to get these step by step instructions in more detail. Or, if you feel most comfortable, you can have your contractor perform this annual maintenance for you.