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 cold hands and feet that come from the chill, dry air. In addition to your body requiring proper humidity, your home behaves better with it too! Porous surfaces in your house—like hardwood floors and woodwork—may become parched and cracked in dry air. Whole-home humidifiers offer 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 draw 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 sent throughout your home. Fan-powered humidifiers work like bypass humidifiers, but include 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 typically very easy. 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 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 had construction inside your home, you may need to change it about 2-3 times a year. Failure to change the water panel might result in less operational efficiency. The humidifier pads inside Lennox models are designed 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 traditional humidifiers. The minerals and solid residue not caught 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 way of disposing of trouble-causing minerals. Learn More About Whole-House Humidifiers Now that you understand how simple it is to utilize a whole-house humidifier, you can focus on the healthy bonuses of having one. Ask the experts in Dallas at Tri County Air Care LLC which model would operate best for your home and take advantage of the health and comfort it can provide! Give us a call at 469-617-3437 or arrange an appointment online.