What You Need to Know about Whole-House Humidifiers and Mold03/01/2017Dry air in your home can result in a host 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 needing proper humidity, your home likes it better too! Porous surfaces in your house—like hardwood floors and woodwork—can 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 a couple primary configurations: bypass and fan-powered. Bypass humidifiers pull in warm air from a home’s heat ducts and pass 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 straightforward. If you have 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 throughout year. (This will depend on how much debris enters your home’s ventilation system—for instance, if you have pets or have done construction inside your home, you could need to exchange it a couple of. Failure to change the water panel could result in less operational efficiency. The humidifier pads inside Lennox models are created especially for uniform, high evaporation. They also have 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 concerns caused by stagnant water. This is the most effective and least expensive method of disposing of trouble-causing minerals. Learn More About Whole-House Humidifiers Now that you understand how basic it is to maintain a whole-house humidifier, you can focus on the healthy benefits of having one. Ask the experts in Zelienople at Knoechel Heating Company which model would be best for your home and feel the comfort it can provide! Give us a call at 724-452-6280 or set up an appointment online.