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

Cool, dry air in your home causes more problems than just chilly hands and feet in the frosty months. A shortage of humidity can bother your lungs, dry out your skin and lead to bloody noses. Like you, your home has to have 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. Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning in West Valley City carries two elementary configurations:
  • Bypass humidifiers draw warm air from heat ducts and pass it through a water panel. Water vapor is absorbed into the air, humidity is replaced in the air and is dispersed throughout your home.
  • Fan-powered humidifiers work in a similar fashion, 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 to follow 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 vary depending on the level of debris that goes your home’s ventilation system. If you have pets or have done extensive home improvement projects inside your home, you will likely need to change it more regularly. Whole-home humidifiers may not run at peak efficiency if the water panel is ignored.

Lennox models have humidifier pads especially for uniform, high evaporation and scale traps to trap mineral deposits that would otherwise damage your humidifier. Sitting 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 way of disposing of minerals.

Learn More About Whole-House Humidifiers
Equipped with the knowledge that whole-house humidifiers are easy 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 Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning in West Valley City. Then get ready to experience the comfort it will provide! Give us a call at 801-305-4777 or schedule an appointment online.
 
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