Whole House Humidifier

What Does a Humidifier Do?

If you find that your home’s air is regularly dry and that different parts of your body are frequently chapped, you might need a home humidifier. Home humidifiers are appliances that add moisture to the air by increasing humidity levels indoors. To fight off the dry conditions, the humidifier releases water vapor, mist, and steam into your home’s atmosphere improving indoor air quality conditions. 

If you think you could benefit from purchasing a humidifier, give us a call at Day & Night. Specializing in indoor air quality services, we can ensure your humidifier is installed correctly, your HVAC is running smoothly, and your ducts are clean to improve the comfort of your home.

Whole House Humidifier Benefits 

While you may be used to the dry air in your home, it can lead to a host of issues including:

  • Dry, parched skin
  • Static
  • Nose bleeds
  • Eczema
  • Flaky skin
Man with allergies

Not only does installing a whole home humidifier improve these conditions, but it also clears your sinuses, improves your quality of breathing, and moisturizes nasal passageways. For those suffering from allergies, sore throats, and asthma, increasing your home’s humidity levels may improve symptoms. 

In addition to the personal physical benefits, humidifiers also improve the comfort level of your home. Whether it’s winter and you regularly suffer from extremely chapped lips or it’s spring and your allergies often are through the roof, a whole home humidifier has the potential to lessen the severity of your symptoms. 


Types of Humidifiers 

There are three different whole home humidifiers that you can choose from to improve the comfort and safety of your home’s indoor living spaces, including:

Bypass Humidifiers:

To install a bypass humidifier, you simply attach it to the central heating and cooling system of your home. By using water from the plumbing system and mixing it with warm air from local heating ducts, water vapor is created. The moisture created from this process is then evenly distributed to each room throughout your home’s ductwork system. 

Fan-Powered Humidifiers:

Also known as flow-through humidifiers, this fan-powered appliance works by circulating air through a water panel filter that then adds moisture into the local air. Similar to Bypass humidifiers, they can be installed on your HVAC system or directly onto your heating and air system’s ducts. If you live in an apartment or condo, a fan-powered humidifier is great for smaller spaces.

Steam Humidifiers:

Steam humidifiers create a healthy and comfortable environment in your home by using heat from your HVAC to boil water, releasing steam into the indoor space’s air. 

Humidifier Sizing 

If you’re wondering, “How do I know what size humidifier I need?” there are a variety of things to take into consideration, including:

  1. The amount of space that you want to be humidified
  2. The quality of insulation in your home

Keep in mind that the smaller your humidifier, the less amount of space it will cover, and vice versa. If you were to purchase a traditional countertop humidifier, it would hold about one or two gallons of water and provide humidity for a standard-sized room. If you are interested in purchasing a whole home humidifier, certain models can be attached to your sink and hold 10 to 12 gallons of water (though they’ll need to be refilled multiple times throughout the day). 

Home Humidifier Installation 

When it comes to maintaining your home’s air moisture quality, investing in a humidifier is an efficient and cost-effective way to do so. Whether you need relief from dry skin or are seeking help with your allergies, a humidifier is equipped to ensure the moisture in your air stays optimal. 

To reap all the benefits from your humidifier, ensure you purchase the right size for your space. If you find that you need additional air-quality home services, give Day & Night a call. In addition to our home humidifier installations, we provide duct cleaning to homeowners suffering from debris buildup. 

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