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

Wintry, dry air in your home causes more issues than just freezing hands and feet in the frosty months. A shortage 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 top condition. Woodwork in your rooms—including hardwood floors—can lose moisture to the dry air and become damaged. Whole-home humidifiers can add that moisture back to your home’s air. You’ll be more comfortable and healthier as a result. D & D Heating & AC in Brighton carries two primary configurations:
  • Bypass humidifiers draw warm air from heat ducts and pass it through a water panel. Water vapor is absorbed into the air, humidity is returned to the air and is distributed 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 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 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 pets or have done large home improvement projects within your home, you may need to change it more regularly. 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
Furnished 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 D & D Heating & AC in Brighton. Then get ready to experience the comfort it will provide! Give us a call at 720-316-1401 or schedule an appointment online.
 
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