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

Wintry, dry air in your home causes more trouble than just icy hands and feet in the frosty months. A shortage of humidity can bother your lungs, dry out your skin and lead to bloody noses. Like you, your home has to have humidity to keep it in top 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. Garoken Energy Co. Inc. in Beaverton carries two essential 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 dispersed 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 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 must be changed once or twice per year. This may be different depending on the amount of debris that moves through your home’s ventilation system. If you have animals or have done extensive home improvement projects in your home, you might need to change it more frequently. Whole-home humidifiers may not run 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. 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 method 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 model is best for your home from your team of experts at Garoken Energy Co. Inc. in Beaverton. Then get ready to experience the comfort it will provide! Give us a call at 503-374-1934 or schedule an appointment online.
 
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