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

Cool, dry air in your home causes more problems than just icy hands and feet in the colder months. A shortage of humidity can bother your lungs, dry out your skin and cause bloody noses. Like you, your home needs 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 restore that moisture in your home’s air. You’ll be more comfortable and healthier as a result. Lycoming Heating Company in Williamsport carries two essential 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 include 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 annually. This may vary 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 within your home, you might need to change it more often. Whole-home humidifiers may not work at peak efficiency if the water panel is ignored.

Lennox models have humidifier pads specifically for uniform, high evaporation and scale traps to trap mineral deposits that would otherwise harm 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 method of disposing of minerals.

Learn More About Whole-House Humidifiers
Armed 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 Lycoming Heating Company in Williamsport. Then get ready to experience the comfort it will provide! Give us a call at 570-244-2510 or schedule an appointment online.
 
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