House Humidifiers add moisture to the air inside your home effectively and efficiently. They also increase the humidity level inside the room so you can have a cool relief from the heat. House humidifier humidifier whole house, ranging from the smallest room to a large and highly congested space, such as the office or a store. Humidifiers typically humidify rooms measuring more than 3,000 cubic feet. This humidifier humidifies the air inside your home effectively and efficiently using a pump that is similar to an air conditioner.
There are three types of whole house humidifiers. These are evaporating, baseboard, and steam humidifier humidification systems. Evaporative pad humidifier systems use water to vaporize moisture. The water is extracted and pushed into the room through filters that remove dust particles, bacteria, odor causing compounds and other contaminants. The water vaporizes quickly and easily and removes moisture from the air.
Basement whole home humidifiers use a vapor compression unit to suck humid air from the atmosphere. Water vapor compression units are not recommended to be used in basement areas due to condensation build up. The condensation can damage wood, wall paint, drywall, and the structure of the foundation, causing damp walls and ceilings in your home. Steam humidifying units are a popular choice among homeowners for basement applications as these portable units can be moved to any room and do not need to be permanently installed.
Relative humidity levels are shown on a scale from completely dry to very wet. To best understand how humid your air is, you should determine what percentage of your total house area is covered by your windows, doors, walls, furniture, and floor coverings. If more than half your interior space is saturated, then you have a problem that needs to be addressed with an indoor air quality monitor.
Indoor air quality monitors measure your indoor air’s moisture content using moisture detectors and humidistat devices. These devices will either automatically shut down humidifier motors or give you an audible warning if they detect high levels of moisture. Relative humidity is measured in decibels. Lower levels of humidity correspond to higher relative humidity levels.
A humidifier works to provide humid air by drawing water from the air. Some humidifier products include a humidistat device, which activates the water pump when it reaches a certain temperature. The pump turns on and draws water into the humidifier. The motor then begins to circulate the water in the air through the unit’s filters and evaporator coils. These filters, also called cartridges, remove chlorine, dust mites, germs, and other pollutants from the air and pass them through the evaporator coils where they are converted into moisture and stored before being released into the rest of the house.
There are two types of whole-house humidifiers – heaters and dehumidifiers. A heater works with the same concept but provides higher humidity levels. A dehumidifier uses the principles of condensation but controls the amount of humidity being produced by the pump by adjusting the water output. Air-source humidification units are usually preferred over portable humidifier units because of their size and operational capability. Air-source humidifiers are ideal for spraying directly into your bedroom or another small enclosed room.
When choosing a house humidifier, you should make sure to find a product that fits your specific needs. The best choice will depend on whether you want to purchase a dehumidifier or an air-source one. A portable single room humidifier is perfect if you don’t require the higher humidity levels that an air source unit produces. However, if you have a mold problem, you will likely need a heat source. Whatever you choose, you should always choose a product that is certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration (IICR).