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

Air Quality

Dry air in your home can mean a host of health problems. Respiratory ailments, dry skin, and bloody noses to name a few. Plus, there are the chilled hands and feet that come from the chilly, dry air. In addition to your body thriving on proper humidity, your home likes it better too! Porous surfaces in your house—like hardwood floors and woodwork—might become parched and cracked in dry air. Whole-home humidifiers add 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 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 distributed 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 usually very straightforward. If you use 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 throughout 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 may need to replace it a couple of. Failure to exchange the water panel may result in reduced operational efficiency.

The humidifier pads inside Lennox models are created specifically 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 traditional humidifiers. The minerals and solid residue not caught by the replaceable humidifier pad are flushed down the drain. The drain also eliminates the issues 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 understand how simple it is to utilize a whole-house humidifier, you can focus on the healthy bonuses of having one. Ask the professionals in Shreveport at Moon's Air which model would work best for your home and experience the health and comfort it can provide! Give us a call at 318-671-5355 or set up an appointment online.

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