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

Cold, dry air in your home causes more problems than just freezing hands and feet in the frosty months. An absence of humidity can irritate your lungs, dry out your skin and cause bloody noses. Like you, your home needs humidity to keep it in top 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. Morgner Inc. Air Conditioning & Heating in St. Louis carries two elementary 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 returned to the air and is dispersed throughout your home.
  • Fan-powered humidifiers work in a similar style, but they hold a fan that blows air across the water panel for increased water evaporation.
A properly maintained 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 annually. This may vary depending on the extent of debris that moves through your home’s ventilation system. If you have pets or have done large home improvement projects in your home, you will likely need to change it more often. 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 harm your humidifier. Stagnant 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
Furnished 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 system is best for your home from your team of experts at Morgner Inc. Air Conditioning & Heating in St. Louis. Then get ready to experience the comfort it will provide! Give us a call at 314-262-4541 or schedule an appointment online.
 
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