Humidifiers help to maintain the balance of moisture in the air. They sense when air is too dry and add moisture to help maintain that balance. Ideal humidity in your home is crucial to keeping you comfortable and protecting your health. Maintaining adequate humidity levels can help you  save on utility bills. Investing in a whole-home humidifier is investing in you. 

Whole-Home Versus Single Room Humidifiers

You may have one of those small, portable humidifiers that you bring out when you’re sick. But do they really work? Small-single room humidifiers are no-doubt helpful to an extent. However, small humidifiers can only improve the humidity in one room at a time. Whole-home humidifiers affect every room at once, helping your home maintain optimum comfort from room to room. 

Problems When humidity is Low

There are several health issues that can occur if humidity is too low in a home. Low humidity:

  • Increases likelihood to develop colds
  • Leads to dry lips and skin (which can exasperate health conditions like eczema or psoriasis)
  • Can lead to sinus problems, lung problems, and respiratory issues, and
  • Leaves you feeling cold in your own home

When humidity is low, viruses and bacteria can thrive, directly affecting health. 

Problems When Humidity is Too High

Similarly, too much humidity isn’t good either. Excess humidity:

  • Exacerbates asthma and allergy symptoms. 
  • Allows mold and mildew to grow and thrive
  • Leads to excess condensation on glass doors and windows, and
  • Can cause stains on walls 

Types of Humidifiers

There are several types of humidifiers, each suited to keep moisture levels in check. Bypass humidifiers, fan-powered humidifiers, and steam humidifiers all help to balance moisture levels, in slightly different ways. 

Bypass humidifiers work by drawing in warm air and passing it through a water panel. Fan-powered humidifiers are the same as bypass humidifiers in almost every way, but they use a fan to blow the air through the water to aid evaporation. Steam humidifiers 

heat water to boiling. That steam is used to create humidity in a home. 

If you are looking to install a humidifier or are having trouble with your current one, let our team at Lifetime help. Our trained technicians are ready to help provide the highest quality of customer service and installation possible. Give us a call to schedule an appointment!
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