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

March 01, 2017
 
Wintry, dry air in your home causes more problems than just chilly hands and feet in the frosty 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 return that moisture to your home’s air. You’ll be more comfortable and healthier as a result. Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. in Scottsboro carries two elementary configurations:
  • Bypass humidifiers draw warm air from heat ducts and pass it through a water panel. Water vapor is absorbed into the air, humidity is added back to the air and is distributed 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 properly maintained 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 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 vary depending on the extent of debris that moves through your home’s ventilation system. If you have pets or have done considerable home improvement projects inside your home, you might need to change it more often. Whole-home humidifiers may not operate 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 hurt 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 method of disposing of minerals.
Learn More About Whole-House Humidifiers
Armed 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 type is best for your home from your team of experts at Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. in Scottsboro. Then get ready to experience the comfort it will provide! Give us a call at 256-574-1300 or schedule an appointment online.