Keeping the home warm and comfortable during the winter is important. With the furnace running constantly, there may be the chance of dry skin, scratchy throats, and excessive static electricity. Humidifying your home will provide proper moisture levels and help alleviate these problems and, potentially, save you money on your heating costs. Manage your home humidity levels with the proper equipment set at the appropriate levels.
Bypass Humidifiers are an option
Bypass humidifiers are professionally installed and simply use the blower motor of your furnace to drive moisture vapor into your home’s ductwork. You control the exact level of humidity you want by setting your humidistat. A whole-home system is easiest done when replacing a furnace, but can be fitted to your existing system as well by us. Make sure to contact us and we can recommend what type would be beneficial for you.
Humidifiers that are Fan-Powered
These fan-powered humidifiers are engineered to quietly blow moisture directly into your ductwork. This spread the comfortable humidity throughout your home when the seasons have turned dry. Maintenance is simple and you can also set the humidity level that is most comfortable for your family.
Humidifiers with Steam Output
This type of humidifier is often the best choice for larger homes or when you want more precise control over humidity. Typically, steam humidifiers have a greater water vapor output in comparison to the fan-powered and bypass humidifiers. All of these humidifiers work to add moisture to the rooms and make your home more comfortable. The cool mist humidifier tends to be the most effective in adding moisture to the air, and does so without the risk of producing very hot water and steam, so there is no risk of being scalded or hurt. When shopping for a humidifier, consider what unit will meet the needs of your family and home. Some models consume more energy than others and some models require frequent filter changes.
Why too much Humidity is a Bad Thing
Besides a home without humidity, having one with too much humidity can also be an issue. Some signs that humidity levels are too high can include persistent window fogging. It will also present signs of moisture on surfaces or walls, and even mold. If any of these signs exist, your humidity levels may be too high. Make sure to reduce the output of your humidifier. Counteract the dry air that comes with winter by properly humidifying your home. This will help you and your family to enjoy a more comfortable living space. It will also decrease the number of times you become sick because the air will be healthier to breathe in. Depending on the type of humidifier you purchase, you could also potentially lower the monthly energy bills. If you are not sure what type of humidifier would be right for your home or lifestyle, make sure to contact us. We can advise you on the choices and recommend one that would improve the air quality in your home.