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

Cold, dry air in your home causes more trouble than just icy hands and feet in the frosty months. A lack of humidity can bother 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 rooms—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. Brandon Heating and Plumbing in Brandon carries two primary 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 returned to the air and is dispersed throughout your home.
  • Fan-powered humidifiers work in a similar way, 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 all year.

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 each year. This may be different depending on the level of debris that moves through your home’s ventilation system. If you have pets or have done large home improvement projects inside your home, you may need to change it more regularly. Whole-home humidifiers may not run at peak efficiency if the water panel is neglected.

Lennox models have humidifier pads especially for uniform, high evaporation and scale traps to trap mineral deposits that would otherwise damage your humidifier. Trapped water, excess minerals and other solid residue not trapped by the replaceable humidifier pad are washed 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 painless 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 Brandon Heating and Plumbing in Brandon. Then get ready to experience the comfort it will provide! Give us a call at 204-728-0180 or schedule an appointment online.
 
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