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

Cool, dry air in your home causes more issues than just chilly hands and feet in the colder months. A shortage of humidity can aggravate your lungs, dry out your skin and lead to bloody noses. Like you, your home needs 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 return that moisture to your home’s air. You’ll be more comfortable and healthier as a result. All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc in Huntsville carries two primary 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 added back to the air and is dispersed throughout your home.
  • Fan-powered humidifiers work in a similar fashion, but they hold 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 has to be changed once or twice each year. This may be different depending on the extent of debris that goes your home’s ventilation system. If you have furry friends or have done extensive home improvement projects in your home, you might need to change it more often. Whole-home humidifiers may not run at peak efficiency if the water panel is overlooked.

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 way of disposing of minerals.

Learn More About Whole-House Humidifiers
Furnished 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 type is best for your home from your team of experts at All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc in Huntsville. Then get ready to experience the comfort it will provide! Give us a call at 256-801-4701 or schedule an appointment online.
 
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