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

Cool, dry air in your home causes more problems than just icy hands and feet in the colder months. A lack of humidity can irritate 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. Wallpe Heating & Cooling in Greensburg carries two primary 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 replaced in 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 well-managed humidifier can keep you happy, healthy and comfortable in your home all 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 has to be changed once or twice each year. This may be different depending on the amount of debris that migrates through your home’s ventilation system. If you have pets or have done extensive home improvement projects inside your home, you might need to change it more often. Whole-home humidifiers may not run at peak efficiency if the water panel is ignored.

Lennox models have humidifier pads specifically for uniform, high evaporation and scale traps to trap mineral deposits that would otherwise harm 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 method of disposing of minerals.

Learn More About Whole-House Humidifiers
Armed with the knowledge that whole-house humidifiers are painless to maintain, you’re ready to focus on the benefits of having your own. Find out which model is best for your home from your team of experts at Wallpe Heating & Cooling in Greensburg. Then get ready to experience the comfort it will provide! Give us a call at 812-638-4232 or schedule an appointment online.
 
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