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Last Updated on January 17, 2022

Whole-Home Humidifiers

A whole-home humidifier is an effective solution that adds moisture to the air, ending the dry season in your home while creating a warmer atmosphere. You can even set it up so that it automatically turns on when humidity levels drop too low!
Your family will appreciate this change in their environment. With a whole-home humidifier installed, everyone can breathe easier knowing they are no longer dealing with dry air. And, it may even help them sleep better at night! This is great news for anyone who has allergies or asthma as it helps reduce symptoms associated with these conditions. Finally, you’ll be able to enjoy spending time at home without feeling like you need to leave immediately upon entry!

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Do You Need a Whole-Home Humidifier?

Too much or too little humidity in your home can cause a host of problems. If the air is too dry, skin and hair may feel itchy and uncomfortable. Dry air can also irritate your sinuses, throat and lungs which may lead to coughing, sneezing or other respiratory issues.

The ideal humidity level is between 40-60%, but most homes are too dry or too humid due to heating systems, poor weather sealing and more. You need a whole-home humidifier that adjusts the humidity level throughout your entire house.

Installing a whole-house humidifier can help bring the humidity level back to where it should be so that you can live comfortably indoors all year round! You will notice an improvement in how things smell and feel within days after installation.

Why Is the 40-60% Range Ideal? Your home’s dryness or humidity is an issue if it falls outside the ideal range. These tips can help you solve the problem and understand why this range is so important. Learn more →

Tell-Tale Signs Your Home Is Too Dry:

  • Minor shocks from static electricity
  • Dry skin and lips
  • Dehydration
  • Deteriorating wood floors and furniture
  • Frequent nosebleeds
  • Difficulty breathing

Battle dry, stagnant air in your home or office by installing Clean Comfort humidifiers. These appliances add moisture to the air in enclosed areas, which can make the space more comfortable for those with sensitive skin or severe allergies.

Humidifiers are useful year-round, particularly in dry desert climates that see very little rain. However, they’re typically most useful in the fall and winter months. In general, the humidity level in your home should be around 50%.

The potential health benefits don’t stop there. When your mucus membranes dry out from low humidity levels, it hampers your body’s defenses against:

  • Bacteria
  • Allergens
  • Viruses

Maintaining ideal humidity levels in your home can also help you get better, more restful sleep. Low humidity levels cause people to snore more often and more loudly due to dry mucous membranes.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Product Highlights

Whole-Home Humidifiers

  • Improves comfort throughout the home
  • Helps reduce electrostatic shocks
  • Increases the relative humidity in your home
  • Easy maintenance using disposable cylinder
  • Only runs water and air through the system when humidity is needed
  • Moisture control helps protect wood floors and furnishings

Two Main Technologies To Choose From

Evaporative Humidifiers

Among the most popular and quickest to set up. This device works by a mechanism that blows warm air over a wet pad. The water on the pad evaporates and its vapor is absorbed into the surrounding air.

Steam Humidifiers

Approaches the problem in a slightly different way. This device heats up the water in an internal reservoir, convert it into breathable vapor and expel that vapor into the surrounding area to increase the moisture level.

How To Choose the Best Whole-Home Humidifier

Choosing a whole-home humidifier can be a difficult decision. It’s important to find the best solution for your home, but it’s not always clear what that is. The answer is different for every person and every situation based on geography or climate, house, existing HVAC system and pre-existing health conditions. Let’s discuss some of the factors to consider when choosing a whole-home humidifier so you can make an informed decision about which one works best for your home.

Start by asking yourself a few questions: Do you have pre-existing health conditions? You might want to check with your doctor or allergist before buying any type of humidifier. Are you in an especially dry climate like the Southwest, where humidity levels regularly drop below 20% during some seasons? Or maybe it’s excessively wet and damp where mold is already growing throughout the house.

What kind of HVAC system do you currently have installed in your home? How old is your home? Central AC systems are more efficient than forced-air heating systems at controlling humidity while still keeping comfortable temperatures indoors. If there isn’t enough airflow coming from vents placed around the house, adding too much moisture can make things worse instead of better.

Doing your own research is great and we’re always here to help as much as we can, but before you make any final decisions or invest in whole-home humidity control, please talk to your local IAQ expert. They’ll be able to do a complete evaluation and design a personalized solution that fits your needs.