Humidifiers

Humidifiers

A humidifier is a household appliance that increases humidity (moisture) in a single room or in the entire house.

For buildings with a forced-air furnace, a humidifier may be installed into the furnace. They can also protect wooden objects, antiques and other furnishings which may be sensitive to damage from overly dry air. In colder months, they may provide substantial energy savings, since as humidity increases, occupants feel warm at a lower temperature. Bypass humidifiers are connected between the heated and cold air return ducts, using the pressure difference between these ducts to cause some heated air to make a bypass through the humidifier and return to the furnace. The humidifier should usually be disabled during the summer months if air conditioning is used; air conditioners partially function by reducing indoor humidity.

24 Heating & Cooling provides 24-hour assistance with humidifier services and repairs in Chicago and suburbs.

Recommended products

Quiet, automatic humidity control

Producer/brand: American Standard

Model/submodel: Platinum AHUMD500

Energy saver: n/a

Product highlights: 

  • Designed for homes with up to 4,200 square feet
  • Automatically delivers the right amount of humidity as needed
  • Delivers up to 50 percent more moisture than comparable humidifiers
  • Uses an optimal outdoor sensor to monitor temperature to maintain correct indoor humidity levels
  • So quiet, you’ll barely notice it’s running
  • Flow-Through Design helps control mineral buildup, minimizing maintenance
  • Resists rust and corrosion
  • Quick-access humidifier pad makes maintenance easy

Quiet, automatic humidity control

Producer/brand: American Standard

Model/submodel: Gold AHUMD300

Energy saver: n/a

Product highlights: 

  • Designed for homes with up to 4,000 square feet
  • Bypass design with built-in damper has summer (off) and winter (on) positions
  • Automatically delivers the right amount of humidity as needed
  • Delivers up to 50 percent more moisture than comparable humidifiers
  • Uses an optimal outdoor sensor to monitor temperature to maintain correct indoor humidity levels
  • So quiet, you’ll barely notice it’s running
  • Flow-Through Design helps control mineral buildup, minimizing maintenance
  • Resists rust and corrosion
  • Quick-access humidifier pad makes maintenance easy

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