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

Cool, dry air in your home causes more issues than just chilly hands and feet in the frosty months. An absence of humidity can bother your lungs, dry out your skin and bring on bloody noses. Like you, your home needs humidity to keep it in its best 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. Central Heating & Plumbing in New Castle carries two elementary 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 added back to the air and is distributed throughout your home.
  • Fan-powered humidifiers work in a similar fashion, but they hold 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 easy maintenance. If your humidifier has a water panel, like a Lennox Healthy Climate Whole-Home Humidifier, the water pad inside only has to be changed once or twice annually. This may be different depending on the amount of debris that moves through your home’s ventilation system. If you have animals or have done considerable home improvement projects within your home, you will likely need to change it more frequently. Whole-home humidifiers may not work at peak efficiency if the water panel is overlooked.

Lennox models have humidifier pads especially for uniform, high evaporation and scale traps to trap mineral deposits that would otherwise hurt your humidifier. Stagnant 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 technique 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 system is best for your home from your team of experts at Central Heating & Plumbing in New Castle. Then get ready to experience the comfort it will provide! Give us a call at 724-401-1843 or schedule an appointment online.
 
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