Humidification Bypass System
IAQ stands for indoor air quality, which is the air quality within and around buildings and structures. IAQ impacts the health and comfort of building occupants. Healthy Climate Solutions™ from Lennox, and other indoor air quality systems, work with your home comfort system to make your indoor air as clean and comfortable as it can possibly be. When your home’s air is clean, your family can breathe and feel better.
Signs of an Indoor Air Problem
Odors and damaged surfaces:
While you can’t see the air in your home, there are signs you can look for to tell if there’s something wrong. Red flags may include musty odors, condensation on windows, discoloration of walls or ceilings, loose drywall tape, wood warping, and peeling or chipping of paint.
Headaches and other health symptoms:
How you feel is also a good indicator of whether or not you have a problem with indoor air quality. If you can breathe easier when you’re away from home, your home’s air may not be as healthy as it should be.
Dry, cold air while running your heat in your home causes dehumidification. Humidity in your home should fall between 30 and 60 percent. Low humidity can cause many issues and could be potentially dangerous. These are just a few examples of what can happen in your home if not properly humidified:
Unlike smaller, portable humidifiers that work on only a single room at a time, whole-house humidifiers are integrated directly into your HVAC system. They add moisture to the dry air as it leaves your furnace, and that humidified air then circulates through your ducts to your entire home. In addition to improved health and comfort, here are some other benefits of a whole-house humidifier.
Saving energy: Higher humidity levels make your house feel warmer, so you can set your thermostat to a lower, more energy efficient setting while still remaining warm and comfortable.
Humidity regulation: Most single-room units have no way to monitor your home’s humidity levels and can end up making your home muggy and uncomfortable. A whole-house system lets you set the hygrometer (similar to your HVAC system’s thermostat) to your desired humidity level, then it monitors and adjusts humidification to remain at that level throughout the house.
Easy maintenance: Single-room units need regular cleaning to prevent buildup of mold and bacteria, and also often require a regular influx of distilled water to run properly. A whole-house humidifier utilizes your existing plumbing system for water at a much lower cost than distilled. As for maintenance, your whole-house system can be serviced annually at the same time as your furnace’s regularly scheduled fall tune-up.
In the past, there have been challenges with evaporative humidifiers. While other indoor air quality products have evolved over the years, evaporative humidifiers have barely changed. Until now.
Finally, there is an evaporative humidifier line that evaporates installation time and application limits. The advanced design and patented features of the TruEase system takes evaporative humidifiers to a whole new standard.
TrueEase humidifiers help homeowners save water, energy and money by only running water and air throughout the system when humidity is needed.
This humidifier eliminates tough maintenance hassles with easy-access pads and it will save energy by eliminating the constant cycling of air in your home.
Once installed, this humidifier will deliver comfort throughout your entire home using your central heating and cooling systems.