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

Air Quality

Dry air in your home can cause a variety of health concerns. Respiratory ailments, dry skin, and bloody noses to name a few. Plus, there are the frosty hands and feet that come from the chill, 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—can become parched and warped in dry air. Whole-home humidifiers bring 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 direct 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 include a fan that blows air across the water panel for more water evaporation.

Simple Maintenance Ensures Efficiency and Inhibits Mold Growth
Maintenance on whole-home humidifiers is usually very straightforward. 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 throughout year. (This will depend on how much debris enters your home’s ventilation system—for instance, if you have pets or have done construction inside your home, you may need to change it about 2-3 times a year. Failure to replace the water panel could result in lowered operational efficiency.

The humidifier pads inside Lennox models are designed specially for uniform, high evaporation. They also have 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 captured by the replaceable humidifier pad are flushed down the drain. The drain also eliminates the problems caused by stagnant water. This is the most effective and least expensive technique of doing away with trouble-causing minerals.

Learn More About Whole-House Humidifiers
Now that you know how easy it is to use a whole-house humidifier, you can focus on the healthy perks of having one. Ask the professionals in Brandon at Brandon Heating and Plumbing (1998) Ltd. which model would be best for your home and feel the comfort it can provide! Give us a call at 204-728-0180 or schedule an appointment online.

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