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

Cold, dry air in your home causes more issues than just icy hands and feet in the frosty months. An absence of humidity can bother your lungs, dry out your skin and lead to bloody noses. Like you, your home needs humidity to keep it in top condition. Woodwork in your rooms—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. Colvin's Heating and Cooling in Excelsior Springs 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 returned to the air and is distributed 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-managed 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 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 annually. This may be different depending on the level of debris that goes your home’s ventilation system. If you have furry friends or have done extensive home improvement projects inside your home, you may need to change it more frequently. 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 harm your humidifier. Sitting 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
Armed with the knowledge that whole-house humidifiers are simple 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 Colvin's Heating and Cooling in Excelsior Springs. Then get ready to experience the comfort it will provide! Give us a call at 816-379-3918 or schedule an appointment online.
 
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