How To Choose A Whole House Humidifier

A whole house 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 whole house humidifier, leading humidifier authority unhumid.com suggests a few things to keep in mind:

Size

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.

Humidstat

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 whole house 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.

Noise Consideration

Noise should always be considered when it comes to a whole house humidifier. There are some models that are much louder than others. An ultrasonic humidifier, for example, are much quieter than any other type of humidifier. Consider the amount of noise a humidifier puts off prior to purchasing it.

Timers

Some whole house humidifiers will come with a timer or special indicators, while others will not. Some types of timers and indicators that can come on a humidifier can include things like an automatic shut off timer, variable speed timer, and even a low water gauge indicator.

Additional Options

When you purchase a whole house humidifier, there are other options that are available with humidifiers on the market. A humidifier with an air purifier or sterilization mode can be a helpful way to prevent mold or mildew build up. There are some humidifier models that will also have the option for a top-fill, meaning you can directly pour the water for the humidifier in from the top, rather than pulling the unit apart.

Brand of humidifier

The final consideration is the brand of humidifier. When making your choice of the best whole house humidifier, there are several popular brands with differing features and reputations. Aprilaire humidifiers are one of 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.

If you need any more information or have any questions as you consider a whole house humidifier purchase, please do not hesitate to contact our customer support team.