What You Need to Know about Whole-House Humidifiers and Mold03/01/2017Dry air in your home can result in a number of health concerns. Respiratory ailments, dry skin, and bloody noses to name a few. Plus, there are the frosty hands and feet that come from the cold, dry air. In addition to your body needing proper humidity, your home behaves better with it too! Porous surfaces in your house—like hardwood floors and woodwork—can become parched and damaged in dry air. Whole-home humidifiers add moisture to your home’s air, making it more comfy and healthier. They are available in a few primary configurations: bypass and fan-powered. Bypass humidifiers draw warm air from a home’s heat ducts and direct it through a water panel. The air absorbs moisture and moves back into the air stream and is distributed 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 usually very easy. If you use 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 will depend on how much debris is in your home’s ventilation system—for example, if you have pets or have completed construction inside your home, you might need to exchange it a couple of. Failure to replace the water panel could result in reduced operational efficiency. The humidifier pads inside Lennox models are created specifically 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 traditional 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 technique of disposing of trouble-causing minerals. Learn More About Whole-House Humidifiers Now that you recognize how easy it is to utilize a whole-house humidifier, you can focus on the healthy bonuses of having one. Ask the experts in Plover at Point Heating & Cooling which model would operate best for your home and take advantage of the health and comfort it can provide! Give us a call at 715-345-1979 or set up an appointment online.