What is Home Humidification
The ideal indoor humidity level of your home should be between 30% and 50%, however, moisture moves in and out of your home constantly without your control or knowledge. A whole home humidification system helps keep your home’s moisture level exactly where you need it.
Dry air can affect your comfort in a number of different ways. For one thing, you’re likely to notice that your skin feels dried out, and you might even find that you have to apply a lot of lotions and lip balms. However, there are issues that can arise when there is too much moisture in the air as well. Signs that a home humidification system may be needed to regulate your moisture levels include
Signs of Low Humidity
Signs of High Humidity
A home humidification system can help to alleviate the discomfort that comes from these issues, and it may even help to keep you warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. In addition, it can also help you to stay healthy. When you get sick, your body has a harder time recovering when your sinuses are dried out.
When it comes to having successful a humidification system there are three basic methods to add moisture into the air- stream, water vapor, and water droplets. The humidifiers that we use for our commercial clients are much more complex than the humidifiers we use in your home, however, the general principles remain the same.
A humidification system can be a unit that is localized or it can be a compact unit that is located near the distribution piping. It is because of this along with other complex specifications that humidification systems and their controls must be installed by a professional. This will help to prevent any problems arising due to improper installation from occurring.
Hiring a professional will also allow for peace of mind when it comes to meeting the federal, state, and local requirements and standards. When preparing for your humidification services make sure to discuss what requirements need to be met in order for your system to be compliant with different Virginia laws.
Benefits of Whole-Home Humidification
Unlike portable humidifiers that are designed to work in a small more confined area, a home humidification system works to automatically measure the humidity levels in your home to determine whether or not moisture needs to be added or removed from the air.
With a home humidification system, there is also no need to take away water or add water because this system gets water from your plumbing system and releases water through your drains. Some other benefits include:
Home Humidification also works to:
There are two different types of home humidification systems that people typically choose from and those are bypass humidifiers and power humidifiers. Both operate in a similar way but have a few key differences.
This type of humidification system hooks onto your furnace’s ductwork. When the furnace blower is running, water gets added to the filtered panel, and then hot air will blow through this panel adding water droplets into the air that is being circulated.
This humidifier has a blower that is built-in, which allows it to run whether or not the HVAC unit is running or not. This system creates more moisture in comparison to a bypass humidifier which is why they are typically ideal for larger homes.
Our trained technicians will work with you to determine which type of humidifier will be best for your home!
Let Us Help Take Care of your Home Humidification Installation and Maintenance
Just like your HVAC system itself, we highly recommend regular humidification maintenance. This helps to ensure that your system is running smoothly and that your system is still meeting the required standards and codes. During this maintenance we will be able to check if your humidity sensor and your range of operation are operating within the recommend humidity within your industry’s guidelines. Our team will then communicate the findings with you and help develop a plan of action if something is not working properly.
The humidification process can be a bit complex, however, with over 17 years of experience in the industry, our team at Express Tech Air can tackle all of your home humidification needs.