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Do Whole House Humidifiers Cause Mold?

Do Whole House Humidifiers Cause Mold?A poor humidity level is detrimental to a home’s overall comfort. Because of this, it’s important to regulate it and make sure that it’s at an optimal level during the day-to-day. The best way to accomplish this is to invest in a humidifier. With that being said, remember that a humidifier isn’t magic. If the humidifier is faulty or the settings are incorrect then it can do more harm than good. One of the problems that are commonly associated with poor humidifiers is mold. So do whole house humidifiers cause mold?

Why is Humidity in a Home Important?

It was mentioned before that a home’s humidity can make or break its overall comfort. This is because what you and your family are breathing in each day matters. If a building has bad indoor air quality then you’re going to see the negative effects that come from it. Breathing in air that is too dry can cause respiratory and sinus problems to appear over time. For example, If you’ve ever experienced a random nose bleed then it’s likely you were in a place with dry air due to a low humidity level. Owning a whole house humidifier that keeps the air around you at a moderate level will make a world of difference.

Can a Humidifier Cause Mold?

Can whole-house humidifiers cause mold? The short answer is yes. However, it’s a lot more complicated than it seems on the surface. An unregulated humidifier can raise the indoor moisture level to an unhealthy amount causing things such as mold to appear. With that being said, this is only when it’s left to its own devices. If you’re monitoring it, then there will be little to no chance that you’ll experience this problem.

In general, you should never let your home get above 55 percent relative humidity. This is because a home’s humidity levels need to stay somewhere between dry and moist. Both sides of the spectrum should be avoided. It’s imperative that you remember that when you’re setting up a whole-house humidifier.

Colorado Discount Heating & Cooling’s Solution

Colorado Discount Heating & Cooling provides a package that includes a whole-house humidifier, duct cleaning, and APCO-X (Fresh-Aire UV’s APCO-X. Please see the video below for details on how this works.  Basically, it uses UV light within the humidification system and kills everything that goes into your home.  It even cleans your surfaces.)

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