Wintry, dry air in your home causes more trouble than just freezing hands and feet in the winter months. A shortage of humidity can bother your lungs, dry out your skin and cause bloody noses. Like you, your home has to have humidity to keep it in peak condition. Woodwork in your house—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. Phelps Heating & Cooling in Hodgenville carries two elementary 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 distributed 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 properly maintained 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 to follow 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 each year. This may change depending on the amount of debris that migrates through your home’s ventilation system. If you have animals or have done considerable home improvement projects within your home, you may need to change it more often. Whole-home humidifiers may not run at peak efficiency if the water panel is overlooked.
Lennox models have humidifier pads explicitly for uniform, high evaporation and scale traps to trap mineral deposits that would otherwise harm your humidifier
. Trapped water, excess minerals and other solid residue not trapped by the replaceable humidifier pad are swept down the drain. This is the most effective, cost-efficient method of disposing of minerals.
Learn More About Whole-House Humidifiers
Equipped 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 type is best for your home from your team of experts at Phelps Heating & Cooling in Hodgenville. Then get ready to experience the comfort it will provide! Give us a call at 270-358-3167 or schedule an appointment online.