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

 
Cool, dry air in your home causes more trouble than just freezing hands and feet in the winter months. A shortage of humidity can irritate your lungs, dry out your skin and bring on bloody noses. Like you, your home requires humidity to keep it in peak 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. Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc in Wisconsin Rapids 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 added back to the air and is circulated 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 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 be different depending on the extent of debris that migrates through your home’s ventilation system. If you have furry friends or have done considerable home improvement projects within your home, you might need to change it more frequently. Whole-home humidifiers may not run at peak efficiency if the water panel is ignored.
Lennox models have humidifier pads especially 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
Equipped 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 type is best for your home from your team of experts at Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc in Wisconsin Rapids. Then get ready to experience the comfort it will provide! Give us a call at 715-301-0256 or schedule an appointment online.
 
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