What You Need to Know about Whole-House Humidifiers and Mold03/01/2017Dry air in your home can cause a host of health issues. Respiratory ailments, dry skin, and bloody noses to name a few. Plus, there are the chilled hands and feet that come from the chill, 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—might become parched and cracked in dry air. Whole-home humidifiers add moisture to your home’s air, making it more comfortable and healthier. They are available in a couple primary configurations: bypass and fan-powered. Bypass humidifiers bring in warm air from a home’s heat ducts and direct it through a water panel. The air absorbs moisture and heads back into the air stream and is distributed 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 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 during the year. (This will depend on how much debris enters your home’s ventilation system—as an example, if you have pets or have completed construction inside your home, you could need to replace it a couple of. Failure to replace the water panel might result in less operational efficiency. The humidifier pads inside Lennox models are designed specifically for uniform, high evaporation. They also feature a scale control insert that efficiently traps mineral deposits, which are regularly the cause of damage to working parts in regular humidifiers. The minerals and solid residue not captured by the replaceable humidifier pad are flushed down the drain. The drain also eliminates the problems caused by stagnant water. This is the most effective and least expensive method of getting rid of trouble-causing minerals. Learn More About Whole-House Humidifiers Now that you recognize how easy it is to use a whole-house humidifier, you can focus on the healthy perks of having one. Ask the pros in Reeds Spring at All Seasons Comfort Systems Inc which model would work best for your home and experience the health and comfort it can provide! Give us a call at 417-739-4606 or set up an appointment online.