What You Need to Know about Whole-House Humidifiers and Mold03/01/2017Dry air in your home can cause a number of health concerns. Respiratory ailments, dry skin, and bloody noses to name a few. Plus, there are the cold 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—may become parched and cracked in dry air. Whole-home humidifiers add moisture to your home’s air, making it more cozy 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 send it through a water panel. The air absorbs moisture and moves back into the air stream and is sent throughout your home. Fan-powered humidifiers work like bypass humidifiers, but utilize a fan that blows air across the water panel for increased water evaporation. Simple Maintenance Ensures Efficiency and Inhibits Mold Growth Maintenance on whole-home humidifiers is normally very straightforward. If you utilize 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 is dependent on how much debris goes through your home’s ventilation system—as an example, if you have pets or have completed construction inside your home, you could need to change it a few. Failure to exchange the water panel could result in less operational efficiency. The humidifier pads inside Lennox models are designed specifically 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 traditional 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 disposing of trouble-causing minerals. Learn More About Whole-House Humidifiers Now that you know how easy it is to utilize a whole-house humidifier, you can focus on the healthy benefits of having one. Ask the pros in Rocky Mount at Davis Heating & Air Conditioning which model would work best for your home and feel the comfort it can provide! Give us a call at 540-483-5605 or arrange an appointment online.