Indoor Air Quality (1 of 5): Humidity Control

March 5th, 2018
Maintaining proper humidity levels in your home is a crucial part to ensuring your overall comfort. There are both financial and health benefits to consider when talking about humidity levels. We know especially well that when living in Wisconsin, the weather can change in a moment’s notice! Our summers are hot, and our winters are freezing cold! We go from one end of the thermometer to the other, thus adjusting our thermostats along the way. But what does that mean for your humidity levels? Are the humidity levels adjusting properly with the change in temperature, and are you as comfortable as you can be in your home? Some signs of irregular humidity levels include feeling sticky; condensation on or around pipes, windows, or walls; excessive static; and dry, itchy or irritated skin. Lennox offers Whole-Home Dehumidifiers and both Powered and Bypass Whole-Home Humidifiers to help balance humidity levels making your home environment healthier and more comfortable year round. We will discuss three different products Lennox has available, and what they can do for you and your home.
First, the Healthy Climate™ Whole-Home Dehumidifier. This product is available in three different sizes (HCWH-070, HCWH-095 and HCWH-130), and is compatible with and connects directly to most HVAC systems. That means no portable systems to plug in around your home, and no tanks to dump when full! Each system will remove approximately 70, 95 or 130 pints of water from your air per day (the number of pints correlate with the model number/size of the unit). So an HCWH-070 will remove approximately 70 pints per day, and so on! These systems are eco-friendly having no ozone emissions, and contain a washable filter. You will be looking at lower energy costs as well. Dehumidified air FEELS cooler, allowing you to keep your thermostat at higher temperatures while still feeling cool and comfortable!

What if you aren’t looking to remove moisture from your air, but add it instead? The first of your two options from Lennox is the Healthy Climate™ Whole-Home Power Humidifier (the HCWP3-18). Compatible with all HVAC system types, it is equipped with a built-in fan allowing it to circulate humidified air even when your system is not running. It has the capacity to add up to 18 gallons of moisture per day! Lower your thermostat and enjoy lower heating bills as the humidified air feels warmer than dry air at the same temperature! Healthy Climate® power humidifiers offer high-output performance, making them an ideal solution for even the largest homes. If you have a smaller home, a bypass humidifier may be the solution you need.

And last, but absolutely not least, we have the Healthy Climate™ Whole-Home Bypass Humidifier (available in two sizes, the HCWB3-17 and HCWB3-12). Also compatible with most HVAC system types, bypass humidifiers work in conjunction with your HVAC system, using the air handler or furnace fan to direct humidified air through the home. The HCWB3-17 has the capacity to add up to 17 gallons of moisture per day to the air in your home, while the HCWB3-12 can add up to 12 gallons of moisture per day. Though they are smaller systems than the Power Humidifier, make no mistake! The moisture they can provide will make a drastic difference in your comfort levels in your home.

Addressing your homes humidity level is a great step in ensuring you are reaching your ultimate indoor comfort levels! Contact us today to discuss how we can help you achieve your humidity goals! (262) 554-6083