What You Need to Know about Whole-House Humidifiers and Mold03/01/2017Dry air in your home can result in a number of health problems. Respiratory ailments, dry skin, and bloody noses to name a few. Plus, there are the frosty hands and feet that come from the chill, dry air. In addition to your body thriving on proper humidity, your home likes it better too! Porous surfaces in your house—like hardwood floors and woodwork—might become parched and cracked in dry air. Whole-home humidifiers bring moisture to your home’s air, making it more comfy and healthier. They are available in two primary configurations: bypass and fan-powered. Bypass humidifiers draw warm air from a home’s heat ducts and send it through a water panel. The air absorbs moisture and heads back into the air stream and is directed throughout your home. Fan-powered humidifiers work like bypass humidifiers, but use a fan that blows air across the water panel for greater water evaporation. Simple Maintenance Ensures Efficiency and Inhibits Mold Growth Maintenance on whole-home humidifiers is normally very straightforward. If you utilize a humidifier with a water panel, like a Lennox Healthy Climate Whole-Home Humidifier, you simply need to exchange the water pad inside once or twice a year. (This is dependent on how much debris goes through your home’s ventilation system—for instance, if you have pets or have done construction inside your home, you may need to change it about 2-3 times a year. Failure to change the water panel might result in reduced operational efficiency. The humidifier pads inside Lennox models are created specially for uniform, high evaporation. They also include a scale control insert that efficiently traps mineral deposits, which are frequently the cause of damage to working parts in ordinary humidifiers. The minerals and solid residue not caught by the replaceable humidifier pad are flushed down the drain. The drain also eliminates the issues caused by stagnant water. This is the most effective and least expensive way of getting rid of trouble-causing minerals. Learn More About Whole-House Humidifiers Now that you recognize how simple it is to utilize a whole-house humidifier, you can focus on the healthy benefits of having one. Ask the pros in Dresden at McFadden Heating & Cooling which model would be best for your home and take advantage of the health and comfort it can provide! Give us a call at 1-866-781-0111 or schedule an appointment online.