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

March 01, 2017
Cold, dry air in your home causes more problems than just icy hands and feet in the winter months. An absence of humidity can aggravate your lungs, dry out your skin and lead to bloody noses. Like you, your home needs 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 return that moisture to your home’s air. You’ll be more comfortable and healthier as a result. Precision Mechanical in Rapid City 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 circulated throughout your home.
  • Fan-powered humidifiers work in a similar style, but they also have 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 all 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 per year. This may change depending on the extent of debris that goes your home’s ventilation system. If you have furry friends or have done extensive home improvement projects in your home, you will likely need to change it more regularly. Whole-home humidifiers may not work 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 hurt your humidifier. Sitting water, excess minerals and other solid residue not trapped by the replaceable humidifier pad are flushed down the drain. This is the most effective, cost-efficient method of disposing of minerals.

Learn More About Whole-House Humidifiers
Furnished 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 Precision Mechanical in Rapid City. Then get ready to experience the comfort it will provide! Give us a call at 605-206-3766 or schedule an appointment online.