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 chilled hands and feet that come from the chilly, dry air. In addition to your body needing proper humidity, your home behaves better with it too! Porous surfaces in your house—like hardwood floors and woodwork—may become parched and warped in dry air. Whole-home humidifiers offer moisture to your home’s air, making it more comfortable and healthier. They are available in a few primary configurations: bypass and fan-powered. Bypass humidifiers draw warm air from a home’s heat ducts and direct it through a water panel. The air absorbs moisture and goes back into the air stream and is directed 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 normally very straightforward. If you have 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 enters your home’s ventilation system—as an example, if you have pets or have had construction inside your home, you could need to replace it a few. Failure to exchange the water panel might result in lowered operational efficiency. The humidifier pads inside Lennox models are created specifically 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 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 technique of getting rid of trouble-causing minerals. Learn More About Whole-House Humidifiers Now that you understand how basic it is to maintain a whole-house humidifier, you can focus on the healthy benefits of having one. Ask the professionals in Ontario at Stan's Heating, Inc which model would work best for your home and feel the comfort it can provide! Give us a call at 541-889-3987 or arrange an appointment online.