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

Wintry, dry air in your home causes more issues than just icy hands and feet in the colder months. A lack of humidity can irritate 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 home—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. Central Air Inc in Clackamas 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 returned to the air and is dispersed 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 well-maintained humidifier can keep you happy, healthy and comfortable in your home throughout the seasons.

Simple Maintenance Ensures Efficiency and Inhibits Mold Growth
Whole-home humidifiers have easy to follow 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 change depending on the extent of debris that moves through your home’s ventilation system. If you have animals or have done large home improvement projects inside your home, you might need to change it more regularly. 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. Trapped 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 way 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 system is best for your home from your team of experts at Central Air Inc in Clackamas. Then get ready to experience the comfort it will provide! Give us a call at 503-389-5307 or schedule an appointment online.
 
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