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

Cool, dry air in your home causes more trouble than just chilly hands and feet in the winter months. A lack of humidity can irritate your lungs, dry out your skin and lead to 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. Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in Oxford 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 added back to the air and is circulated throughout your home.
  • Fan-powered humidifiers work in a similar fashion, but they also have 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 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 must be changed once or twice per year. This may vary depending on the extent of debris that goes your home’s ventilation system. If you have furry friends or have done large home improvement projects inside your home, you may 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 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 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 system is best for your home from your team of experts at Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in Oxford. Then get ready to experience the comfort it will provide! Give us a call at 662-350-0343 or schedule an appointment online.
 
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