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

Cool, dry air in your home causes more issues than just chilly hands and feet in the winter months. A lack of humidity can bother your lungs, dry out your skin and bring on bloody noses. Like you, your home has to have humidity to keep it in its best 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. Jett's Heating & Air Inc. in McHenry carries two elementary 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 replaced in the air and is circulated 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 easy 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 each year. This may change depending on the extent of debris that moves through your home’s ventilation system. If you have pets or have done considerable home improvement projects inside your home, you may need to change it more regularly. Whole-home humidifiers may not work at peak efficiency if the water panel is overlooked.
Lennox models have humidifier pads especially 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 way of disposing of minerals.
Learn More About Whole-House Humidifiers
Armed 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 Jett's Heating & Air Inc. in McHenry. Then get ready to experience the comfort it will provide! Give us a call at 815-410-1128 or schedule an appointment online.
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