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 chilled 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 damaged in dry air. Whole-home humidifiers offer moisture to your home’s air, making it more comfy and healthier. They are available in a couple primary configurations: bypass and fan-powered.

  • Bypass humidifiers draw 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 sent throughout your home.
  • Fan-powered humidifiers work like bypass humidifiers, but utilize 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 normally very straightforward. If you have 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 a year. (This will depend 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 replace it a couple of. Failure to replace the water panel may result in lowered operational efficiency.

The humidifier pads inside Lennox models are designed specially for uniform, high evaporation. They also feature 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 captured 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 method of getting rid of trouble-causing minerals.

Learn More About Whole-House Humidifiers
Now that you know how basic it is to maintain a whole-house humidifier, you can focus on the healthy perks of having one. Ask the pros in Marshall at All Elements Heating & Air LLC which model would operate best for your home and experience the health and comfort it can provide! Give us a call at 903-702-3941 or schedule an appointment online.

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