What You Need to Know about Whole-House Humidifiers and Mold03/01/2017Dry air in your home can result in a variety of health concerns. Respiratory ailments, dry skin, and bloody noses to name a few. Plus, there are the chilled hands and feet that come from the chilly, dry air. In addition to your body requiring proper humidity, your home likes it better too! Porous surfaces in your house—like hardwood floors and woodwork—may become parched and damaged in dry air. Whole-home humidifiers offer moisture to your home’s air, making it more comfortable and healthier. They are available in two primary configurations: bypass and fan-powered. Bypass humidifiers draw warm air from a home’s heat ducts and send it through a water panel. The air absorbs moisture and goes 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 more water evaporation. Simple Maintenance Ensures Efficiency and Inhibits Mold Growth Maintenance on whole-home humidifiers is normally very easy. If you utilize a humidifier with a water panel, like a Lennox Healthy Climate Whole-Home Humidifier, you simply need to change the water pad inside once or twice a year. (This will depend on how much debris is in your home’s ventilation system—for instance, if you have pets or have had construction inside your home, you could need to replace it a couple of. Failure to replace the water panel might result in lowered operational efficiency. The humidifier pads inside Lennox models are made specially for uniform, high evaporation. They also have a scale control insert that efficiently traps mineral deposits, which are often the cause of damage to working parts in ordinary humidifiers. The minerals and solid residue not trapped 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 method of doing away with 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 perks of having one. Ask the experts in Fort Worth at Breeze Air and Heat which model would work best for your home and experience the health and comfort it can provide! Give us a call at 817-864-1021 or schedule an appointment online.