Cool, dry air in your home causes more problems than just freezing hands and feet in the frosty months. A shortage of humidity can aggravate your lungs, dry out your skin and bring on bloody noses. Like you, your home has to have 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 return that moisture to your home’s air. You’ll be more comfortable and healthier as a result. Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating in Pella carries two primary 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 distributed 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 well-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 simple maintenance. If your humidifier has a water panel, like a Lennox Healthy Climate Whole-Home Humidifier, the water pad inside only needs to be changed once or twice each year. This may vary depending on the level of debris that migrates through your home’s ventilation system. If you have animals or have done large home improvement projects in your home, you might need to change it more regularly. Whole-home humidifiers may not work at peak efficiency if the water panel is neglected. Lennox models have humidifier pads specifically for uniform, high evaporation and scale traps to trap mineral deposits that would otherwise damage your humidifier. Sitting 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 way 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 Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating in Pella. Then get ready to experience the comfort it will provide! Give us a call at 641-628-3621 or schedule an appointment online.