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The Importance of Humidifiers in Homes

The Importance of Humidifiers in Homes

A household appliance called a “humidifier” is responsible for increasing humidity levels or the moisture in your indoor air. There are variations called point-of-use humidifiers commonly used in humidifying single rooms, and whole-house humidifiers that you can have connected to your HVAC system by a certified Crawfordsville or Greencastle contractor to produce the humidity needed for your entire home.

When selecting the best humidifier for your needs and home, you should understand some of the basic requirements first before you set out in your search. Know that there many varieties of humidifiers readily available almost anywhere in Crawfordsville and Greencastle retail locations and online, and picking up any unit randomly without researching the product is ill advised. It is important that you choose the humidifier that will best suit the needs of you and your family.

When you have determined whether you would like some point of use humidifiers, or a whole house unit attached to your HVAC system, then you can shop for the varying humidifier types. There are many different styles of point of use units that all add moisture to the air but do it in different ways. Some simply release steam into the air from boiled water, others fling water onto a diffuser that breaks the water down into tiny droplets. An ultrasonic humidifier also breaks down the droplets, but does so using vibrations.

Probably the most popular humidifier in Crawfordsville and Greencastle are evaporative humidifiers. These work by forcing water from a wick by a fan through a filter that evaporates it. The reason this is such an effective humidifier type is because, unlike humidifiers that simply break down the water, the filtration and evaporation process ensures there aren’t harmful particles (like bacteria) present in the water vapor. Also, unlike boiling, the evaporative method is self regulating. Since it relies on water evaporation, if the humidity levels are high enough, the water won’t evaporate. So you cannot over humidify an area.

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Whole-house humidifier types are a single unit installed into your home’s furnace. At predetermined time intervals your whole house humidifier will draw water from your home’s water supply. Its operation is automated, so you merely set it up and it will run like the rest of your HVAC system. You can sit back and relax, and you need not worry yourself about refilling anything or other point of use maintenance. This setup is also proven cost-effective too. With one main setting, your house will enjoy moist air as you will also be spared from having to adjust it from time to time.

Regardless of which type of humidifier you choose for your Crawfordsville or Greencastle home, it is important that you get it from a reliable humidifier supplier. A competent humidifier expert can answer all of your questions and make helpful suggestions that will get you on your way to finding the right humidifier for you.

If you need routing heating repair services in Greencastle and Crawfordsville, call Cook Heating & Air at 765-232-0108, or fill out our online request form.