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

Wintry, dry air in your home causes more problems than just freezing hands and feet in the colder months. A shortage of humidity can aggravate your lungs, dry out your skin and bring on bloody noses. Like you, your home needs humidity to keep it in top condition. Woodwork in your home—including hardwood floors—can lose moisture to the dry air and become damaged. Whole-home humidifiers can add that moisture back to your home’s air. You’ll be more comfortable and healthier as a result. Holiday Heating & Air Conditioning in Ballwin carries two primary configurations:
  • Bypass humidifiers draw warm air from heat ducts and push it through a water panel. Water vapor is absorbed into the air, humidity is returned to the air and is circulated throughout your home.
  • Fan-powered humidifiers work in a similar way, but they also have 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 simple maintenance. If your humidifier has a water panel, like a Lennox Healthy Climate Whole-Home Humidifier, the water pad inside only has to be changed once or twice each year. This may be different depending on the amount of debris that moves through your home’s ventilation system. If you have furry friends or have done extensive home improvement projects in your home, you will likely need to change it more regularly. Whole-home humidifiers may not run at peak efficiency if the water panel is ignored.

Lennox models have humidifier pads especially for uniform, high evaporation and scale traps to trap mineral deposits that would otherwise damage 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
Equipped with the knowledge that whole-house humidifiers are painless to maintain, you’re ready to focus on the benefits of having your own. Find out which system is best for your home from your team of experts at Holiday Heating & Air Conditioning in Ballwin. Then get ready to experience the comfort it will provide! Give us a call at 636-206-4250 or schedule an appointment online.
 
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