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

Wintry, dry air in your home causes more problems than just chilly hands and feet in the winter months. A shortage of humidity can irritate your lungs, dry out your skin and cause bloody noses. Like you, your home requires 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 restore that moisture in your home’s air. You’ll be more comfortable and healthier as a result. Jack's Refrigeration Heating and Cooling in Alliance carries two essential 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 added back to the air and is dispersed 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 properly maintained humidifier can keep you happy, healthy and comfortable in your home no matter the time of the year.

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 needs to be changed once or twice per year. This may be different depending on the amount of debris that migrates through your home’s ventilation system. If you have furry friends or have done extensive home improvement projects in your home, you may need to change it more regularly. Whole-home humidifiers may not work 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. Stagnant water, excess minerals and other solid residue not trapped by the replaceable humidifier pad are flushed down the drain. This is the most effective, cost-efficient way of disposing of minerals.

Learn More About Whole-House Humidifiers
Armed 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 type is best for your home from your team of experts at Jack's Refrigeration Heating and Cooling in Alliance. Then get ready to experience the comfort it will provide! Give us a call at 308-646-3827 or schedule an appointment online.
 
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