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 chilly hands and feet in the winter months. A lack 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 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. ACS Heating and Air Conditioning in Tucker carries two elementary 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 dispersed throughout your home.
  • Fan-powered humidifiers work in a similar style, 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 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 needs to be changed once or twice per year. This may change depending on the extent of debris that migrates through your home’s ventilation system. If you have animals or have done extensive home improvement projects inside your home, you may need to change it more frequently. Whole-home humidifiers may not operate at peak efficiency if the water panel is ignored.
Lennox models have humidifier pads explicitly for uniform, high evaporation and scale traps to trap mineral deposits that would otherwise hurt 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 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 model is best for your home from your team of experts at ACS Heating and Air Conditioning in Tucker. Then get ready to experience the comfort it will provide! Give us a call at 770-450-1539 or schedule an appointment online.