When should you start thinking about indoor comfort?
All seasons, especially from fall to winter.
Proper humidity is crucial in maintaining the indoor comfort of your home. The warmer we heat our homes, the drier the air becomes which increases the need to add moisture. A humidifier accomplishes this.
During the heating season, humidity protects the home and its furnishings from the harmful effects of dry air. Doctors recommend humidifiers to protect against dry skin, hair, nasal membranes and scratchy throats. Proper humidity reduces static electricity, preventing shocks from touching people, pets or objects. The two types of humidifiers most commonly used for homes are Evaporative & Steam humidifiers.
- Evaporative humidifiers can be free standing or duct mounted. The free standing units are usually used when the home is heated with a boiler. The most popular units are duct mounted which can distribute the humidity to every room. These come in different sizes which can accommodate any size home. They have the capacity to deliver up to 18 gallons of water per day.
- Steam humidifiers are the most effective. They maximize the moisture output in the home. For every gallon of water, they put out 1 gallon of humidity. Steam is the optimal choice when a certain level of humidity is a necessity (if you have a piano or oil paintings for example).