Wintry, dry air in your home causes more trouble than just icy hands and feet in the frosty months. A lack of humidity can bother your lungs, dry out your skin and lead to bloody noses. Like you, your home requires 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. 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 added back to the air and is circulated throughout your home.
- Fan-powered humidifiers work in a similar way, but they include 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 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 must be changed once or twice per year. This may vary depending on the amount of debris that goes your home’s ventilation system. If you have pets or have done large home improvement projects within your home, you may need to change it more frequently. 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 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 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 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.