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

March 01, 2017
Wintry, dry air in your home causes more problems than just freezing hands and feet in the frosty months. A lack of humidity can aggravate your lungs, dry out your skin and lead to bloody noses. Like you, your home has to have humidity to keep it in peak condition. Woodwork in your rooms—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. Home Comfort Heating & Air in Elk River carries two elementary 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 fashion, but they include 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 all year.

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 per year. This may vary depending on the amount of debris that migrates through your home’s ventilation system. If you have furry friends or have done considerable home improvement projects inside your home, you might need to change it more often. Whole-home humidifiers may not work at peak efficiency if the water panel is neglected.

Lennox models have humidifier pads specifically 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 washed 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 system is best for your home from your team of experts at Home Comfort Heating & Air in Elk River. Then get ready to experience the comfort it will provide! Give us a call at 763-276-0617 or schedule an appointment online.