What You Need to Know about Whole-House Humidifiers and Mold03/01/2017Dry air in your home can result in a host of health problems. Respiratory ailments, dry skin, and bloody noses to name a few. Plus, there are the cold hands and feet that come from the chilly, dry air. In addition to your body thriving on proper humidity, your home behaves better with it too! Porous surfaces in your house—like hardwood floors and woodwork—can become parched and cracked in dry air. Whole-home humidifiers bring moisture to your home’s air, making it more comfortable and healthier. They are available in a couple primary configurations: bypass and fan-powered. Bypass humidifiers pull in warm air from a home’s heat ducts and pass 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 utilize 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 simple. If you use 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 will depend 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 could need to exchange it a couple of. Failure to replace the water panel might result in lowered operational efficiency. The humidifier pads inside Lennox models are made especially 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 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 method of disposing of trouble-causing minerals. Learn More About Whole-House Humidifiers Now that you know how easy it is to maintain a whole-house humidifier, you can focus on the healthy bonuses of having one. Ask the experts in Carpentersville at Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc which model would operate best for your home and feel the comfort it can provide! Give us a call at 224-699-9229 or schedule an appointment online.