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 chilled hands and feet that come from the chill, dry air. In addition to your body requiring proper humidity, your home likes it better too! Porous surfaces in your house—like hardwood floors and woodwork—can become parched and cracked in dry air. Whole-home humidifiers add moisture to your home’s air, making it more comfy 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 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 have 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 goes through your home’s ventilation system—as an example, if you have pets or have completed construction inside your home, you could need to change it a couple of. Failure to replace the water panel may result in reduced operational efficiency.

The humidifier pads inside Lennox models are designed especially for uniform, high evaporation. They also have a scale control insert that efficiently traps mineral deposits, which are regularly the cause of damage to working parts in ordinary humidifiers. The minerals and solid residue not trapped by the replaceable humidifier pad are flushed down the drain. The drain also eliminates the concerns 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 understand how easy it is to maintain a whole-house humidifier, you can focus on the healthy perks of having one. Ask the professionals in Tomball at Premium Air Services LLC which model would operate best for your home and feel the comfort it can provide! Give us a call at 713-688-8784 or set up an appointment online.

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