Throughout our country, many homes and businesses depend on humidifiers to keep indoor air healthy and comfortable. Humidifiers help to keep air moisture balanced in order to protect and improve the air quality of houses and office buildings.
The two categories of humidifiers available on the market right now are WHOLE HOME HUMIDIFIERS and portable humidifiers.
Whole home humidifiers work with a building’s heating and cooling systems and add needed moisture to the air as it circulates. These devices are installed between the supply and return air ducts and can work in cooperation with most HVAC systems. Some of these humidifiers can also operate independently, if needed, to add moisture. Different types of whole home humidifiers include bypass, fan-powered and steam humidifiers.
Portable humidifiers are stand-alone appliances that add moisture directly into the air of any room where they are situated. There are many different types of portable humidifiers available. It is important to remember that humidifiers will vary in technology such as vaporizers, ultrasonic and evaporative. Whole home humidifiers are one of the many indoor air quality solutions that a skilled HVAC technician can provide both to homeowners and business owners.