Written by: Will Housh
Indoor Air Quality Expert and President of DiscountFurnaceFilter.com
Make a Smart Choice When Choosing a Humidifier
A humidifier is an appliance that helps in maximizing the humidity level of your home and makes the air less dry. Dry air leads to many problems such as dry skin, nose bleeding, skin allergies, cracked wood furniture, etc. These problems can be sorted out effectively by purchasing a feature-rich humidifier.
When buying a humidifier, keep a few things in mind. First, the size of the unit is important. The size of the humidifier will be decided by several factors, including square footage of the home, the level of insulation in the home and the climate. If you want humidity throughout the house rather than in a single room, you should choose a whole house humidifier.
The second feature to consider is the humidstat, or humidity thermostat. This device helps in controlling the humidity levels in your home. The ideal humidity levels are 40-55%. The right humidstat can easily maintain the desired relative humidity, but not all humidistats are created equal. We recommend that you select a humidifier that includes an automatic, digital humidstat as it automatically shuts off when relative humidity is achieved and does a good job of accurately controlling the humidity level. The automatic humidstat will help in lessening the electricity and water bills and typically integrates with an outdoor temperature sensor.
The third consideration is the brand of humidifier. When making your choice for a new whole house humidifier, there are several popular brands with differing features and reputations. Aprilaire humidifiers are the most popular and well-known in the market. A new Aprilaire humidifier, like the popular Aprilaire 700A or Aprilaire 600A, is always a good option. Honeywell humidifiers and Lennox humidifiers are also recommended and come with different sets of features and benefits to consider.
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