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 concerns. Respiratory ailments, dry skin, and bloody noses to name a few. Plus, there are the frosty hands and feet that come from the cold, dry air. In addition to your body needing proper humidity, your home likes it better too! Porous surfaces in your house—like hardwood floors and woodwork—might become parched and damaged in dry air. Whole-home humidifiers add moisture to your home’s air, making it more comfortable and healthier. They are available in a couple primary configurations: bypass and fan-powered.

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

Simple Maintenance Ensures Efficiency and Inhibits Mold Growth
Maintenance on whole-home humidifiers is normally very easy. If you use a humidifier with a water panel, like a Lennox Healthy Climate Whole-Home Humidifier, you simply need to replace the water pad inside once or twice during the year. (This depends on how much debris is in your home’s ventilation system—as an example, if you have pets or have done construction inside your home, you might need to change it a few. Failure to exchange the water panel might result in lowered operational efficiency.

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

Learn More About Whole-House Humidifiers
Now that you know how simple it is to use a whole-house humidifier, you can focus on the healthy perks of having one. Ask the professionals in East Bernard at E B Air Conditioning & Heating Service which model would work best for your home and experience the health and comfort it can provide! Give us a call at 979-335-4262 or set up an appointment online.

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