Humidifiers are an important element in your HVAC system. Indoor humidity levels that are kept at an optimum level can do many things to make your life more comfortable. Not only do they make the air and temperature inside your home customized to your comfort level, but humidifiers also keep air at the right humidity levels to prevent the spread of illnesses such as cold and flu.
Germs and bacteria thrive at very low and very high humidity levels. Studies have shown that the incidence of illness increases in a home with low relative humidity.
So now that you know the benefits, how do in-home humidifiers work? You’re about to find out.
The Core Components
All humidifiers work under the same general principles: take water and put it into the air to create humidity. And all humidifiers use basically the same components to make them work. These include:
• Water collector, reservoir or basin
• Evaporation medium, such as an evaporator pad
The most common type of whole-home humidifier is an evaporative humidifier. An evaporative humidifier works by using a reservoir of water that flows into a basin that holds a filter or pad. The pad absorbs the water, and then a fan blows through the pad to create evaporation. The evaporation increases the humidity in the air.
Don’t let dry air wreck your day, or your health and comfort. A whole-house humidifier can adjust the indoor humidity levels to create a more comfortable environment. They’re easy to understand and easy to install.