What You Need to Know about Whole-House Humidifiers and Mold03/01/2017Dry air in your home can mean a host of health problems. Respiratory ailments, dry skin, and bloody noses to name a few. Plus, there are the cold hands and feet that come from the chilly, 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 draw warm air from a home’s heat ducts and pass 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 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 usually very simple. 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 throughout year. (This is dependent on how much debris goes through your home’s ventilation system—as an example, if you have pets or have done construction inside your home, you could need to exchange it a few. Failure to replace the water panel may result in lowered operational efficiency. The humidifier pads inside Lennox models are designed specially for uniform, high evaporation. They also include a scale control insert that efficiently traps mineral deposits, which are often the cause of damage to working parts in traditional 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 way of disposing of trouble-causing minerals. Learn More About Whole-House Humidifiers Now that you know how easy it is to use a whole-house humidifier, you can focus on the healthy bonuses of having one. Ask the experts in Huntsville at All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc which model would be best for your home and feel the comfort it can provide! Give us a call at 256-801-4701 or arrange an appointment online.