During the winter, humidity levels in your home may drop and you can experience issues like static electricity, dry skin and respiratory problems. That's why a humidifier is so essential. It adds supplemental moisture in the air discharged by your furnace in order to increase the humidity level in your home.
If you find during humidifier maintenance that the humidifier is not getting water to the evaporator pad, then the problem may lie in a little device called a water inlet solenoid valve. This valve controls water flow into the humidifier.
If the solenoid fails, the humidistat may be calling for additional humidity but the solenoid valve does not open and the humidifier will not work since water cannot saturate the evaporator pad in the humidifier.
In the tutorial How to Replace a Humidifier Solenoid I'll show you step-by-step how to easily replace the solenoid and get back into comfort.