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

 
Cool, dry air in your home causes more problems than just freezing hands and feet in the frosty months. An absence of humidity can aggravate your lungs, dry out your skin and cause bloody noses. Like you, your home requires humidity to keep it in peak condition. Woodwork in your home—including hardwood floors—can lose moisture to the dry air and become damaged. Whole-home humidifiers can restore that moisture in your home’s air. You’ll be more comfortable and healthier as a result. Keystone Heating & Air Conditioning Co., Inc in Racine 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 returned to the air and is distributed throughout your home.
  • Fan-powered humidifiers work in a similar fashion, but they hold 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 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 goes your home’s ventilation system. If you have furry friends or have done large home improvement projects within your home, you will likely need to change it more frequently. Whole-home humidifiers may not operate at peak efficiency if the water panel is neglected.
Lennox models have humidifier pads especially 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 swept down the drain. This is the most effective, cost-efficient method of disposing of minerals.
Learn More About Whole-House Humidifiers
Furnished 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 Keystone Heating & Air Conditioning Co., Inc in Racine. Then get ready to experience the comfort it will provide! Give us a call at 262-358-9468 or schedule an appointment online.
 
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