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

Air Quality

Dry air in your home can mean a host of health problems. Respiratory ailments, dry skin, and bloody noses to name a few. Plus, there are the chilled hands and feet that come from the chilly, dry air. In addition to your body requiring proper humidity, your home likes it better too! Porous surfaces in your house—like hardwood floors and woodwork—may become parched and cracked in dry air. Whole-home humidifiers offer moisture to your home’s air, making it more comfortable and healthier. They are available in a couple primary configurations: bypass and fan-powered.

  • Bypass humidifiers pull in warm air from a home’s heat ducts and pass it through a water panel. The air absorbs moisture and goes back into the air stream and is directed throughout your home.
  • Fan-powered humidifiers work like bypass humidifiers, but utilize a fan that blows air across the water panel for increased water evaporation.

Simple Maintenance Ensures Efficiency and Inhibits Mold Growth
Maintenance on whole-home humidifiers is normally very straightforward. If you have a humidifier with a water panel, like a Lennox Healthy Climate Whole-Home Humidifier, you simply need to change the water pad inside once or twice during the year. (This is dependent on how much debris is in your home’s ventilation system—for instance, if you have pets or have completed construction inside your home, you could need to exchange it about 2-3 times a year. Failure to change the water panel could result in lowered operational efficiency.

The humidifier pads inside Lennox models are made specially for uniform, high evaporation. They also include a scale control insert that efficiently traps mineral deposits, which are often the cause of damage to working parts in traditional humidifiers. The minerals and solid residue not trapped by the replaceable humidifier pad are flushed down the drain. The drain also eliminates the issues caused by stagnant water. This is the most effective and least expensive method of getting rid of trouble-causing minerals.

Learn More About Whole-House Humidifiers
Now that you understand how simple it is to use a whole-house humidifier, you can focus on the healthy benefits of having one. Ask the pros in Dallas and Atlanta surrounding areas at Innovative Mechanical, LLC which model would operate best for your home and feel the comfort it can provide! Give us a call at 770-726-7407 or arrange an appointment online.

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