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

 
Cold, dry air in your home causes more trouble than just freezing hands and feet in the colder months. A shortage of humidity can bother your lungs, dry out your skin and cause bloody noses. Like you, your home requires humidity to keep it in peak condition. Woodwork in your home—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. Assured Appliance and Heating & Air in Genoa carries two essential 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 style, 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 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 each year. This may vary depending on the extent of debris that goes your home’s ventilation system. If you have animals or have done considerable home improvement projects inside your home, you may need to change it more often. 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 hurt your humidifier. Sitting 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 technique of disposing of minerals.
Learn More About Whole-House Humidifiers
Armed with the knowledge that whole-house humidifiers are simple 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 Assured Appliance and Heating & Air in Genoa. Then get ready to experience the comfort it will provide! Give us a call at 847-306-8990 or schedule an appointment online.
 
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