Do I Need a Whole House Humidifier in My St. Louis Home?
April 25, 2017
Humidifiers control moisture to increase the indoor air quality of your home.
A whole house humidifier can relieve many problems associated with winter weather such as dry and itchy skin. These units add moisture to the air inside your home, and help with sinus problems that are usually aggravated by dry air. In this article, we will discuss the various options available when it comes to choosing a humidifier for your home.
If you and your family are facing problems such as sore throats, chapped lips, and seasonal colds and allergies because of dry air, then you should consider installing a humidifier in your home. The central humidifiers, also known as whole house humidifiers hook up directly to your HVAC systems along with the plumbing. Here are some types of central humidifiers available in the market:
- Steam humidification system: It uses less water compared to other types, and is an eco-friendly system. The unit adds an equal amount of amount of moisture to the air for each gallon of water used. These systems are approved for use in homes that up to 3000 square feet.
- Fan powered whole house humidifiers: These systems are also approved for use in home up to 3000 square feet. This humidification system can provide high moisture output. So, if your home is extremely dry, this might be right choice for you. You will need to use a humidifier pad with this unit.
- Drum humidification system: It can be installed quickly and requires little maintenance. This system requires no drain.
- Bypass whole house humidifier: It lets you control humidity levels through the seasons, and it requires maintenance similar to that of the fan powered humidification systems.
- Spray Mist Systems: These systems spray a fine mist into your home’s ductwork when the furnace or air conditioner kicks on. Spray Mist Systems do not require much maintenance, but they can clog up with mineral deposits if your water supply has hard water.
Whole-House Humidifier Installation
Once you have chosen the right type of humidifier for you home, it is time to start thinking about installation. First of all, make sure that the area where you plan to install the humidifier does not drop below freezing during the winter. Furnaces and air conditioners are often installed in attics and basements, which means, there is the possibility that the temperature could drop below freezing during the winter. This can cause pipes, joints and seals to fail. Another important thing to ensure is that you should buy only the correct size humidification system for your home.
St. Louis Humidifier Installation
At Scott-Lee Heating Company, we offer a variety of humidifiers that suit your needs and budget. Contact us today to learn about Whole House, Bi-Pass and Lennox Powered Humidifiers. Call us at (314) 200-0788 for a free consultation or fill out our online contact form.