What You Need to Know about Whole-House Humidifiers and Mold03/01/2017Dry air in your home can cause a number of health problems. Respiratory ailments, dry skin, and bloody noses to name a few. Plus, there are the frosty hands and feet that come from the chilly, dry air. In addition to your body needing proper humidity, your home behaves better with it too! Porous surfaces in your house—like hardwood floors and woodwork—may become parched and damaged in dry air. Whole-home humidifiers bring moisture to your home’s air, making it more cozy and healthier. They are available in two 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 moves back into the air stream and is distributed throughout your home. Fan-powered humidifiers work like bypass humidifiers, but include 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 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 throughout year. (This is dependent on how much debris is in your home’s ventilation system—as an example, if you have pets or have completed construction inside your home, you might need to replace it about 2-3 times a year. Failure to exchange the water panel could result in less operational efficiency. The humidifier pads inside Lennox models are created especially for uniform, high evaporation. They also include a scale control insert that efficiently traps mineral deposits, which are regularly 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 way of getting rid of trouble-causing minerals. Learn More About Whole-House Humidifiers Now that you recognize how simple it is to utilize a whole-house humidifier, you can focus on the healthy benefits of having one. Ask the professionals in Augusta at McCune Heating & Cooling which model would be best for your home and feel the comfort it can provide! Give us a call at 316-733-9123 or arrange an appointment online.