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

March 01, 2017
 
Cool, dry air in your home causes more trouble than just chilly hands and feet in the frosty months. A shortage of humidity can bother your lungs, dry out your skin and cause bloody noses. Like you, your home requires humidity to keep it in its best condition. Woodwork in your house—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. American HVAC Inc in Sacramento carries two primary 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 replaced in the air and is dispersed throughout your home.
  • Fan-powered humidifiers work in a similar way, but they also have 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 simple 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 operate at peak efficiency if the water panel is overlooked.
Lennox models have humidifier pads explicitly for uniform, high evaporation and scale traps to trap mineral deposits that would otherwise harm 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 method of disposing of minerals.
Learn More About Whole-House Humidifiers
Equipped 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 American HVAC Inc in Sacramento. Then get ready to experience the comfort it will provide! Give us a call at 916-243-6714 or schedule an appointment online.