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

Cold, dry air in your home causes more trouble than just freezing hands and feet in the winter months. A lack of humidity can aggravate your lungs, dry out your skin and bring on bloody noses. Like you, your home requires humidity to keep it in peak condition. Woodwork in your rooms—including hardwood floors—can lose moisture to the dry air and become damaged. Whole-home humidifiers can add that moisture back to your home’s air. You’ll be more comfortable and healthier as a result. 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in Lake Forest carries two essential 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 way, but they also have 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 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 annually. This may change depending on the amount 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 may need to change it more regularly. Whole-home humidifiers may not operate 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 damage 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 technique of disposing of minerals.

Learn More About Whole-House Humidifiers
Equipped 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 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in Lake Forest. Then get ready to experience the comfort it will provide! Give us a call at 949-204-0859 or schedule an appointment online.
 
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