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

Air Quality

Dry air in your home can result in a host 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 chill, dry air. In addition to your body needing proper humidity, your home behaves better with it too! Porous surfaces in your house—like hardwood floors and woodwork—may become parched and warped in dry air. Whole-home humidifiers offer moisture to your home’s air, making it more comfy and healthier. They are available in two primary configurations: bypass and fan-powered.

  • Bypass humidifiers pull in warm air from a home’s heat ducts and pass it through a water panel. The air absorbs moisture and heads back into the air stream and is distributed throughout your home.
  • Fan-powered humidifiers work like bypass humidifiers, but use 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 exchange the water pad inside once or twice throughout year. (This is dependent on how much debris is in your home’s ventilation system—for instance, if you have pets or have had construction inside your home, you might need to change it a few. Failure to change the water panel might result in reduced operational efficiency.

The humidifier pads inside Lennox models are made especially for uniform, high evaporation. They also feature a scale control insert that efficiently traps mineral deposits, which are often the cause of damage to working parts in ordinary 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 doing away with trouble-causing minerals.

Learn More About Whole-House Humidifiers
Now that you understand how basic it is to maintain a whole-house humidifier, you can focus on the healthy bonuses of having one. Ask the professionals in Lincoln at AW Heating & Air Conditioning which model would work best for your home and feel the comfort it can provide! Give us a call at 402-438-7992 to arrange an appointment.

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