Dry air in your home causes dry skin, scratchy throats, respiratory problems, and even damage to your electronic equipment (from static electricity).
And of course, of greatest relevance to this blog, the more comfortable you feel at a certain temperature, the less you run your home’s HVAC system, and the more energy you save.
So, let’s say you decide you want to humidify your home so you and your family feel more comfortable.
The right humidifier keeps you more comfortable, reduces and eliminates damage to wooden furniture and floors, and helps you avoid unpleasant health conditions.
How Do You Choose the “Right” Humidifier?
The humidifier you choose depends on your personal needs. Comfort may be your main priority. You may need to humidify your whole home…or just a single room.
So you have to sit down and make a list of the problems you want solved and the benefits you want to experience. And then you have to decide what’s most important for you.
3 Types of Humidifiers
Once you go out and start comparing your options, you’ll come across three basic types of humidifiers.
Here’s what they are, and the difference between each:
Here’s how sizing works:
In terms of size, you have 3 options:
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Basically, you should keep your home’s humidity at 50% or less. Otherwise, conditions become so humid that mold and bacteria grow.
But, once you have the humidity at the right level, you’ll feel more comfortable, keep your wooden furniture and finish in better shape, and save more energy.