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

March 01, 2017
 
Cold, dry air in your home causes more issues than just icy hands and feet in the colder months. An absence of humidity can bother your lungs, dry out your skin and lead to 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. Aggressive Mechanical in Neptune City carries two essential configurations:
  • Bypass humidifiers draw warm air from heat ducts and drive 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 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 no matter the time of the year.
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 must be changed once or twice annually. This may be different depending on the level of debris that moves through your home’s ventilation system. If you have pets or have done considerable home improvement projects in your home, you will likely need to change it more regularly. 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. 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
Armed 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 Aggressive Mechanical in Neptune City. Then get ready to experience the comfort it will provide! Give us a call at 732-806-5536 or schedule an appointment online.