What You Need to Know about Whole-House Humidifiers and Mold03/01/2017Dry air in your home can mean a host of health issues. 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 thriving on proper humidity, your home likes it better too! Porous surfaces in your house—like hardwood floors and woodwork—might become parched and cracked in dry air. Whole-home humidifiers offer moisture to your home’s air, making it more comfortable and healthier. They are available in a few primary configurations: bypass and fan-powered. Bypass humidifiers bring in warm air from a home’s heat ducts and direct it through a water panel. The air absorbs moisture and heads back into the air stream and is sent throughout your home. Fan-powered humidifiers work like bypass humidifiers, but use a fan that blows air across the water panel for more 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 replace the water pad inside once or twice a year. (This depends on how much debris goes through your home’s ventilation system—for example, if you have pets or have completed construction inside your home, you could need to exchange it a couple of. Failure to exchange the water panel could result in lowered operational efficiency. The humidifier pads inside Lennox models are created specially 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 trapped 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 technique of disposing 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 Carlsbad at Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services which model would work best for your home and take advantage of the health and comfort it can provide! Give us a call at 575-887-7777 or set up an appointment online.