What You Need to Know about Whole-House Humidifiers and Mold

Air Quality

Dry air in your home can result in a variety of health issues. Respiratory ailments, dry skin, and bloody noses to name a few. Plus, there are the cold hands and feet that come from the cold, dry air. In addition to your body needing proper humidity, your home itself needs it too! Porous surfaces in your house—like hardwood floors and woodwork—can become parched and cracked in dry air. Whole-home humidifiers bring moisture to your home’s air, making it more comfortable and healthier. They are available in two primary configurations: bypass and fan-powered.

  • Bypass humidifiers bring in warm air from a home’s heat ducts and pass it through a water panel. The air absorbs moisture and moves back into the air stream and is distributed throughout your home.
  • Fan-powered humidifiers work like bypass humidifiers, but include a fan that blows air across the water panel for more water evaporation.

Simple Maintenance Ensures Efficiency and Inhibits Mold Growth
Maintenance on whole-home humidifiers is typically very simple. If you use a humidifier with a water panel, like a Lennox Healthy Climate Whole-Home Humidifier, you simply need to exchange the water pad inside once or twice during the year. (This will depend on how much debris goes through your home’s ventilation system—for instance, if you have pets or have completed construction inside your home, you could need to change it a few. Failure to change the water panel may result in less operational efficiency.

The humidifier pads inside Lennox models are made especially for uniform, high evaporation. They also have a scale control insert that efficiently traps mineral deposits, which are frequently the cause of damage to working parts in ordinary humidifiers. The minerals and solid residue not caught by the replaceable humidifier pad are flushed down the drain. The drain also eliminates the problems caused by stagnant water. This is the most effective and least expensive technique of getting rid of trouble-causing minerals.

Learn More About Whole-House Humidifiers
Now that you know how easy it is to maintain a whole-house humidifier, you can focus on the healthy benefits of having one. Ask the pros in Westminster at True Heating & Cooling which model would work best for your home and experience the health and comfort it can provide! Give us a call at 720-316-1898 to schedule an appointment.

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