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

Air Quality

Dry air in your home can cause a variety of health concerns. Respiratory ailments, dry skin, and bloody noses to name a few. Plus, there are the chilled hands and feet that come from the chill, dry air. In addition to your body needing proper humidity, your home itself needs it too! Porous surfaces in your house—like hardwood floors and woodwork—may become parched and warped in dry air. Whole-home humidifiers add moisture to your home’s air, making it more cozy and healthier. They are available in a couple primary configurations: bypass and fan-powered.

  • Bypass humidifiers pull in warm air from a home’s heat ducts and send it through a water panel. The air absorbs moisture and moves back into the air stream and is directed throughout your home.
  • Fan-powered humidifiers work like bypass humidifiers, but utilize a fan that blows air across the water panel for increased water evaporation.

Simple Maintenance Ensures Efficiency and Inhibits Mold Growth
Maintenance on whole-home humidifiers is usually very straightforward. If you have a humidifier with a water panel, like a Lennox Healthy Climate Whole-Home Humidifier, you simply need to change the water pad inside once or twice during the year. (This is dependent on how much debris is in your home’s ventilation system—as an example, if you have pets or have had construction inside your home, you could need to exchange it about 2-3 times a year. Failure to replace the water panel might result in reduced operational efficiency.

The humidifier pads inside Lennox models are designed specially for uniform, high evaporation. They also feature a scale control insert that efficiently traps mineral deposits, which are frequently the cause of damage to working parts in regular humidifiers. The minerals and solid residue not captured by the replaceable humidifier pad are flushed down the drain. The drain also eliminates the concerns caused by stagnant water. This is the most effective and least expensive technique of getting rid of trouble-causing minerals.

Learn More About Whole-House Humidifiers
Now that you recognize how basic it is to use a whole-house humidifier, you can focus on the healthy perks of having one. Ask the experts in Front Royal at Daves Diversified Services which model would be best for your home and experience the health and comfort it can provide! Give us a call at 540-369-3971 or arrange an appointment online.

Back To Blog