Benefits of a Whole House Humidifier

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Winters are harsh on our skin, sinuses, lungs and the materials in our home, all because winter brings in low humidity. Using a single-room humidifier unit can make you more comfortable sometimes, but a whole house humidifier can make you more comfortable all of the time. If you’re considering purchasing one, read on to discover the types of humidifiers, why a water saver humidifier may be right for you, and how they can benefit you.

Types of Humidifiers

There are three types of whole-house humidifiers, all of which attach to your furnace to work:

Steam: A steam humidifier generates a lot of moisture, but it does so by boiling water and then using the furnace to circulate the steam. This uses a lot of power.

Flow-through (fan powered): These have a water panel and their own fans, so they can be used when the furnace is not running. Unfortunately, this also draws a lot of power.

Bypass: Bypass humidifiers have a water panel, but not their own fan. They can only be used when the furnace is running. They are best for those trying to combat seasonal dryness in the winter, or support those with respiratory conditions made worse in winter low humidity.

Benefits of Whole House Humidifiers

In essence, a whole-house humidifier is better than a smaller one-room unit because it affects the whole home. Therefore, you benefit from the extra moisture no matter where you are in the house. Plus, as moisture is consistent through your home, the house itself benefits! Here are some of those benefits:

Health Benefits

  • Symptoms of respiratory and sinus issues are reduced
  • Protect dry skin and hair, especially for those with skin conditions
  • Reduce static cling

Home Benefits

  • Homes feel warmer, so you can save energy on heating costs
  • Protect hardwood flooring from the effects of low humidity, including drying out and cracking
  • Keep fabrics and furniture in good condition

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Water Saver Humidifier Benefits

Here are some of the benefits of this whole house humidifier:

The benefits of a whole house humidifier is outstanding, but if you happen to not have a drain near your furnace you may be wondering what your options are for a whole house humidifier. In the instance that you do not have a drain, a water saver humidifier may be the option for you.

A water saver humidifier uses a unique evaporative process therefore eliminating the need for a drain altogether. The benefits of a water saver humidifier extend beyond its unique evaporative process. Below is a list of benefits of the water saver humidifier and why it may be an option for your family, regardless if you have a drain or not.

  • Efficient water usage, 100%
  • Delivers 17 gallons of moisture per day
  • Nearly silent operation
  • Automatic Humidifier
  • Energy-efficient, relies on the efficiency of your furnace for the fan

Ready to get your own water save humidifier? Dry air in your home is not pleasant, so let the experts at Appleby Systems help your home feel more comfortable.

Sources:

https://www.hvac.com/faq/features-benefits-installing-furnace-humidifier-home-office/

https://www.bgehome.com/blog/oct-24/benefits-of-a-whole-house-humidifier/

https://www.aprilaire.com/whole-house-products/humidifier/model-400