What You Need to Know about Whole-House Humidifiers and Mold03/01/2017Dry air in your home can mean a variety of health issues. Respiratory ailments, dry skin, and bloody noses to name a few. Plus, there are the chilled 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 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 distributed throughout your home. Fan-powered humidifiers work like bypass humidifiers, but use 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 usually very straightforward. 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 throughout year. (This depends on how much debris enters your home’s ventilation system—as an example, if you have pets or have had construction inside your home, you could need to change it a couple of. Failure to change the water panel could result in reduced operational efficiency. The humidifier pads inside Lennox models are designed specifically for uniform, high evaporation. They also have 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 technique of disposing of trouble-causing minerals. Learn More About Whole-House Humidifiers Now that you know how basic it is to use a whole-house humidifier, you can focus on the healthy perks of having one. Ask the professionals in Greencastle at Premier HVAC Services LLC which model would operate best for your home and experience the health and comfort it can provide! Give us a call at 717-597-9900 or set up an appointment online.