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

Air Quality

Dry air in your home can mean 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 chill, 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 bring moisture to your home’s air, making it more comfortable and healthier. They are available in a few 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 utilize a fan that blows air across the water panel for greater water evaporation.

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

The humidifier pads inside Lennox models are designed specially 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 regular 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 way of disposing of trouble-causing minerals.

Learn More About Whole-House Humidifiers
Now that you know how simple it is to maintain a whole-house humidifier, you can focus on the healthy perks of having one. Ask the professionals in Waxahachie at C&C Refrigeration Inc. which model would be best for your home and feel the comfort it can provide! Give us a call at 972-938-0033 or set up an appointment online.

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