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

Air Quality

Dry air in your home can cause a host of health concerns. 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 thriving on proper humidity, your home behaves better with it too! Porous surfaces in your house—like hardwood floors and woodwork—can become parched and warped in dry air. Whole-home humidifiers bring 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 draw warm air from a home’s heat ducts and direct 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 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 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 will depend on how much debris enters your home’s ventilation system—for example, if you have pets or have completed construction inside your home, you might need to change it about 2-3 times a year. Failure to change the water panel could result in less 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 often the cause of damage to working parts in ordinary humidifiers. The minerals and solid residue not caught 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 method of doing away with trouble-causing minerals.

Learn More About Whole-House Humidifiers
Now that you recognize how basic it is to maintain a whole-house humidifier, you can focus on the healthy perks of having one. Ask the pros in Kennesaw and surrounding areas at Total Comfort Solutions which model would work best for your home and experience the health and comfort it can provide! Give us a call at 404-987-5502 to schedule an appointment.

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