What You Need to Know about Whole-House Humidifiers and Mold03/01/2017Dry air in your home can cause a number 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 thriving on proper humidity, your home behaves better with it too! Porous surfaces in your house—like hardwood floors and woodwork—may become parched and warped 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 bring in warm air from a home’s heat ducts and send it through a water panel. The air absorbs moisture and moves 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 typically very straightforward. If you use a humidifier with a water panel, like a Lennox Healthy Climate Whole-Home Humidifier, you simply need to change the water pad inside once or twice throughout year. (This will depend on how much debris goes through your home’s ventilation system—for instance, if you have pets or have completed construction inside your home, you may need to exchange it a couple of. Failure to exchange the water panel might result in less operational efficiency. The humidifier pads inside Lennox models are made 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 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 method of getting rid of trouble-causing minerals. Learn More About Whole-House Humidifiers Now that you recognize how basic it is to use a whole-house humidifier, you can focus on the healthy benefits of having one. Ask the experts in Madera at Brian’s Heating & Cooling, Inc. which model would operate best for your home and take advantage of the health and comfort it can provide! Give us a call at 559-675-1681 or arrange an appointment online.