What You Need to Know about Whole-House Humidifiers and Mold03/01/2017Dry air in your home can result in a host of health issues. 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 requiring proper humidity, your home behaves better with it too! Porous surfaces in your house—like hardwood floors and woodwork—can become parched and damaged in dry air. Whole-home humidifiers add moisture to your home’s air, making it more cozy 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 send 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 utilize 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 usually 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 throughout year. (This depends on how much debris is in your home’s ventilation system—as an example, if you have pets or have had construction inside your home, you may need to replace it about 2-3 times a year. Failure to replace the water panel may result in less operational efficiency. The humidifier pads inside Lennox models are made especially for uniform, high evaporation. They also feature 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 issues caused by stagnant water. This is the most effective and least expensive technique of doing away with trouble-causing minerals. Learn More About Whole-House Humidifiers Now that you know how easy it is to utilize a whole-house humidifier, you can focus on the healthy perks of having one. Ask the experts in Redford at Airtronic Heating & Cooling which model would operate best for your home and take advantage of the health and comfort it can provide! Give us a call at 313-537-8111 or arrange an appointment online.