Residential Humidifier Options

Extra Air Conditioner in Wake Forest NCDid you know that the ideal level of humidity in your home is between 30 and 50 percent? Achieving this can be difficult when you live in a very humid climate and may require the installation of a dehumidifier in your home. However, if you live in a very dry or hot climate, your home could be too dry. A humidifier can add that much-needed moisture back into the air in your home. Did you know that an extra air conditioner in Wake Forest NC might also be able to help. Give us a call to learn more.

Every homeowner knows that too much moisture in the air in their home can lead to the growth of mold, mildew and promote a habitat perfect for dust mites. However, dry air in your home can lead to problems like nosebleeds, dry or chapped skin,  allergy flare-ups and even help a cold or flu virus hang around. Who knew humidity was so important to our health?

When it comes to choosing a humidifier for your home, you have two choices: warm or cool mist. Whether you choose warm or cool is up to you and what you prefer. Both return valuable moisture to the air, and both require careful care and cleaning to ensure that they stay a helpful and beneficial appliance in your home. Follow these simple care instructions to keep your humidifier running cleanly:

  • Rinse and dry the reservoir daily before refilling your humidifier.
  • Descale your unit weekly using a bleach or vinegar solution. For specific instructions on which type of solution to use see your manufacturer's guide.
  • Ensure that you descale and dry your humidifier before storage and before usage.

Select the humidifier that best fits your room size based on the square footage. Humidifiers are available in various room sizes, and there are whole home humidifier options available. Once you know the size you need, you will need to decide whether you prefer warm mist or cool mist. Look carefully at the other features that are available on the units as well. Some models have built-in humidistats that tell you what the humidity level is in your room and some may even cycle on when the humidity level drops below the desired setting. Other models feature timers and large, easy to clean tanks.

Warm mist humidifiers warm the air until it boils, resulting in steam. This steam is then emitted from the humidifier into your room. Warm mist humidifiers are not typically recommended for homes with children or for use in nurseries because of the burn risk posed by the boiling water and heating plate. Proper cleaning, storage, and routine changing of the filter in your humidifier can help ensure that it runs cleanly and efficiently.

Cool mist humidifiers are recommended for nurseries and homes with children. These humidifiers function differently than the warm mist variety depending on the type of cool mist humidifier you choose. There are three types of cool mist machines; impeller, evaporative and ultrasonic. The impeller type utilizes a rotating disk to create the mist that is emitted from the humidifier. Evaporative humidifiers utilize a replaceable wick that is wet by the machine. Forced air from a fan is then blown over this wick to create the mist. Ultrasonic humidifiers vibrate water to create a mist. They use less electricity and are a quiet, low maintenance option for small to medium sized rooms.

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Want more information on installing a whole home humidifier in your house? Give the HVAC pros at Choice of Wake Forest a call. Let our expert staff walk you through the many ways to add more humidity to your home. If you need an extra air conditioner in Wake Forest NC, we can help with that too. Beat the summer rush and schedule your in home visit with our team today!


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