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

Cool, dry air in your home causes more issues than just icy hands and feet in the colder months. A shortage of humidity can aggravate your lungs, dry out your skin and cause bloody noses. Like you, your home needs humidity to keep it in top condition. Woodwork in your house—including hardwood floors—can lose moisture to the dry air and become damaged. Whole-home humidifiers can restore that moisture in your home’s air. You’ll be more comfortable and healthier as a result. Local HVAC Repair & Service in Wheeling carries two essential configurations:
  • Bypass humidifiers draw warm air from heat ducts and drive it through a water panel. Water vapor is absorbed into the air, humidity is replaced in the air and is circulated throughout your home.
  • Fan-powered humidifiers work in a similar style, but they include a fan that blows air across the water panel for increased water evaporation.
A well-managed humidifier can keep you happy, healthy and comfortable in your home throughout the seasons.

Simple Maintenance Ensures Efficiency and Inhibits Mold Growth
Whole-home humidifiers have easy to follow maintenance. If your humidifier has a water panel, like a Lennox Healthy Climate Whole-Home Humidifier, the water pad inside only must be changed once or twice annually. This may vary depending on the amount of debris that goes your home’s ventilation system. If you have furry friends or have done large home improvement projects inside your home, you might need to change it more regularly. Whole-home humidifiers may not run at peak efficiency if the water panel is overlooked.

Lennox models have humidifier pads explicitly for uniform, high evaporation and scale traps to trap mineral deposits that would otherwise harm your humidifier. Sitting water, excess minerals and other solid residue not trapped by the replaceable humidifier pad are swept down the drain. This is the most effective, cost-efficient technique of disposing of minerals.

Learn More About Whole-House Humidifiers
Furnished with the knowledge that whole-house humidifiers are easy to maintain, you’re ready to focus on the benefits of having your own. Find out which model is best for your home from your team of experts at Local HVAC Repair & Service in Wheeling. Then get ready to experience the comfort it will provide! Give us a call at 224-300-4806 or schedule an appointment online.
 
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