Whole-House Humidifier Experts in Central New Jersey
Aprilaire Humidifiers are the Standard for Removing Dry Indoor Air
When your indoor air becomes too dry, it can drain your energy and make it feel like something is wearing you down. Some people blame the heat. But often it’s the humidity.
Humidity is the amount of moisture in your air. When your home environment becomes too dry, your comfort can end up on thin ice. A humidifier will restore moisture, maximize your comfort and generate an avalanche of advantages for you and your family.
Benefits of Having Humidifiers for Your Health and Home:
During the cold season when you run your heat, your home can become dry. Aprilaire humidifiers combat dry air for improved health.
Low humidity levels, especially in the winter months can dry out the air which will dry out your skin, cause static electricity, give you chapped lips and dry hands, and most importantly, could dry out the nasal passages which are your body’s first defense in keeping viruses and bacteria from entering your body.
It affects not only you and your family, but it affects your furniture, hardwood floors, trim work, cabinetry, and other items in the home that rely on proper moisture levels. Your health can improve with humidified air.
Aprilaire humidifiers infuse more moisture into the air of your home, which can help you combat dry skin, carpet shock, cracking woodwork that results when the interior air is too dry.
Installing a Whole-House Humidifier vs. Buying a Portable Humidifier
When the idea of installing a humidifier comes up, many homeowners picture themselves buying a portable humidifier. These are the typical ones you see from big box stores that let you plug them into any conventional outlet.
The downside to these portable humidifiers is that you need to monitor them, constantly adding water and adjusting the levels depending on the humidity levels in your home. They also only contribute to increased moisture levels in one or two rooms at a time.
In contrast, whole-house humidifiers are incorporated into your HVAC system—whether that is a furnace or a heat pump. They are “install it and forget it” systems and draw water directly from your water supply.
They require virtually no maintenance and you do not have to worry about whether you left it running in your family room or about the kids spilling the water while trying to refill the tank.
Different Whole House Humidifier Types
- Bypass humidifiers: These units are installed on the supply or return of a forced-air system like a furnace or heat pump. Warm air is drawn in and passes through a water panel. This moisturizes air with static pressure and then recirculates through your home from the HVAC system’s blower motor. Aprilaire 600 is the best humidifier for a whole-house system.
- Fan-powered humidifiers: These humidifiers work similarly to bypass humidifiers except they include a fan that blows air across the internal water panel for higher water evaporation. These humidifiers can also run independently of the home’s heating and cooling system. Aprilaire 700 Whole House Fan Powered Humidifier.
- Steam humidifiers: Whole house steam humidifiers add moisture to the air by heating water until steam is formed. This works even when the furnace is not on. Steam humidifiers deliver a pure, natural form of moisture without compromising your indoor air quality or the energy efficiency of your current HVAC system. Aprilaire 800 Whole House Steam Humidifier.
Benefits of Installing a Whole-House Humidifier
Every home’s indoor air situation is different, but we believe that just about every homeowner in New Jersey would benefit from humidity control for their indoor air. Installing a whole-house humidifier can help with that!
Reduce Heating Costs & Improve Energy Efficiency
Did you know that the right humidity control in your home could actually help reduce your energy bills? Humid air feels warmer, so installing a whole-home humidifier to keep your home at the optimum humidity level allows you to lower the temperature on your thermostat in the winter and still feel warm. Even lowering your thermostat’s temperature by a few degrees can save you hundreds on heating costs each season.
Improve Indoor Air Quality & Home Comfort
In addition, the process of heating your home often produces dry, uncomfortable air. Dry air can lead to chapped lips and dry skin and can also irritate asthma, allergies, and other respiratory conditions. A humidifier regulates and controls the humidity in your home to minimize these irritations, allowing your family to live with comfortable, higher quality indoor air.
More Benefits of a Humidifier in the Household
In addition to saving money and increasing home comfort, installing a humidifier in your New Jersey home can:
- Increase heating efficiency – Air with low humidity levels often causes homeowners to feel cold, even after turning the heat up.
- Improve indoor air quality and comfort – Installing a whole-house humidifier allows your heating and cooling system to change humidity levels depending on the season and temperature, ultimately improving your in-home comfort.
- Relieve asthma and other respiratory problems – Studies show that humidity levels between 30 – 45 percent are optimal and alleviate asthma symptoms and other respiratory problems. However, humidity levels greater than 45 percent encourage mold growth.
- Ease coughs, colds, flu, and hay fever – When the air in your New Jersey home is too dry, your throat may tend to dry out, causing worsening coughing during a cold. Proper humidity levels may also alleviate cold symptoms—like a stuffy nose—by promoting sinus drainage.
- Reduce static electricity in the winter – Water particles in the air of a well-humidified house help break up static charge quicker, causing less chance of a static shock during the winter.
- Decrease the number of dust particles – Dust mites thrive in high humidity levels. A whole-house humidifier can help reduce the number of dust particles in your home.
- And more!
Whole-House Humidifier Installation, Repair & Replacement in New Jersey
Are you looking to increase the comfort of your home? Then installing a whole-home humidifier may be the solution for you.
Call us today to speak with one of our HVAC technicians—they will be able to understand your home comfort needs and recommend a humidifier system that will improve your home’s comfort year-round. Professional installation at it’s finest.