What You Need to Know about Whole-House Humidifiers and Mold03/01/2017Dry air in your home can result in a host of health issues. Respiratory ailments, dry skin, and bloody noses to name a few. Plus, there are the frosty hands and feet that come from the chilly, dry air. In addition to your body needing proper humidity, your home itself needs it too! Porous surfaces in your house—like hardwood floors and woodwork—may become parched and cracked in dry air. Whole-home humidifiers offer 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 pull in warm air from a home’s heat ducts and direct it through a water panel. The air absorbs moisture and goes back into the air stream and is directed throughout your home. Fan-powered humidifiers work like bypass humidifiers, but include 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 simple. If you use a humidifier with a water panel, like a Lennox Healthy Climate Whole-Home Humidifier, you simply need to replace the water pad inside once or twice a year. (This depends on how much debris is in your home’s ventilation system—for instance, if you have pets or have had construction inside your home, you may need to replace it a couple of. Failure to replace the water panel could result in lowered operational efficiency. The humidifier pads inside Lennox models are created especially for uniform, high evaporation. They also feature a scale control insert that efficiently traps mineral deposits, which are often the cause of damage to working parts in ordinary humidifiers. The minerals and solid residue not captured 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 technique of getting rid of trouble-causing minerals. Learn More About Whole-House Humidifiers Now that you recognize how basic it is to utilize a whole-house humidifier, you can focus on the healthy bonuses of having one. Ask the experts in Midlothian at Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp. which model would work best for your home and experience the health and comfort it can provide! Give us a call at 804-379-1155 or schedule an appointment online.