What You Need to Know about Whole-House Humidifiers and Mold03/01/2017Dry air in your home can mean a number of health issues. 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 requiring proper humidity, your home itself needs it too! Porous surfaces in your house—like hardwood floors and woodwork—might become parched and warped 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 pass it through a water panel. The air absorbs moisture and goes 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 greater water evaporation. Simple Maintenance Ensures Efficiency and Inhibits Mold Growth Maintenance on whole-home humidifiers is typically very simple. If you use 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 during the 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 replace it a couple of. Failure to exchange the water panel might result in reduced operational efficiency. The humidifier pads inside Lennox models are created specially for uniform, high evaporation. They also include a scale control insert that efficiently traps mineral deposits, which are frequently the cause of damage to working parts in regular 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 method of disposing of trouble-causing minerals. Learn More About Whole-House Humidifiers Now that you understand how easy it is to use a whole-house humidifier, you can focus on the healthy perks of having one. Ask the professionals in Bountiful at Craig's Heating & Cooling which model would be best for your home and take advantage of the health and comfort it can provide! Give us a call at 801-295-3357 or schedule an appointment online.