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 cold, 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—might become parched and cracked in dry air. Whole-home humidifiers offer moisture to your home’s air, making it more comfortable and healthier. They are available in two primary configurations: bypass and fan-powered.

  • Bypass humidifiers bring in warm air from a home’s heat ducts and send it through a water panel. The air absorbs moisture and heads back into the air stream and is sent throughout your home.
  • Fan-powered humidifiers work like bypass humidifiers, but use 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 exchange the water pad inside once or twice a year. (This depends on how much debris enters your home’s ventilation system—as an example, if you have pets or have completed construction inside your home, you could need to replace it about 2-3 times a year. Failure to change the water panel may result in reduced operational efficiency.

The humidifier pads inside Lennox models are created specially for uniform, high evaporation. They also have a scale control insert that efficiently traps mineral deposits, which are often the cause of damage to working parts in regular 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 method of disposing of trouble-causing minerals.

Learn More About Whole-House Humidifiers
Now that you know how easy it is to maintain a whole-house humidifier, you can focus on the healthy bonuses of having one. Ask the pros in Marietta at Boyles Mechanical LLC which model would be best for your home and feel the comfort it can provide! Give us a call at 866-326-9537 to set up an appointment.

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