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

March 01, 2017
Wintry, dry air in your home causes more issues than just freezing hands and feet in the winter months. A shortage of humidity can bother your lungs, dry out your skin and lead to bloody noses. Like you, your home has to have humidity to keep it in top condition. Woodwork in your house—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. Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in Northglenn carries two essential 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 circulated throughout your home.
  • Fan-powered humidifiers work in a similar way, but they hold 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 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 annually. This may change depending on the level of debris that goes your home’s ventilation system. If you have animals or have done extensive home improvement projects within your home, you may need to change it more regularly. 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. Stagnant 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 way 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 Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in Northglenn. Then get ready to experience the comfort it will provide! Give us a call at 303-452-4146 or schedule an appointment online.