What You Need to Know about Whole-House Humidifiers and Mold03/01/2017Dry air in your home can cause a host 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 requiring proper humidity, your home likes it better too! Porous surfaces in your house—like hardwood floors and woodwork—might become parched and cracked in dry air. Whole-home humidifiers offer moisture to your home’s air, making it more comfy 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 send 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 greater water evaporation. Simple Maintenance Ensures Efficiency and Inhibits Mold Growth Maintenance on whole-home humidifiers is usually very simple. If you utilize 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 during the year. (This depends on how much debris is in your home’s ventilation system—for instance, if you have pets or have done construction inside your home, you might need to exchange it a couple of. Failure to replace the water panel might result in reduced operational efficiency. The humidifier pads inside Lennox models are created especially for uniform, high evaporation. They also have a scale control insert that efficiently traps mineral deposits, which are often the cause of damage to working parts in ordinary 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 method of getting rid of trouble-causing minerals. Learn More About Whole-House Humidifiers Now that you understand how basic it is to utilize a whole-house humidifier, you can focus on the healthy benefits of having one. Ask the pros in Belton at Bell Air Conditioning Inc. which model would operate best for your home and feel the comfort it can provide! Give us a call at 254-939-1141 or set up an appointment online.