Humidifiers in St. Louis, MO

Humidification Basics

You are wise to be considering a humidifier for your home comfort system! It is the most common indoor air quality (IAQ) product installed in homes today, and has been since the inception of home forced air systems. The reason is simple: No other IAQ accessory can provide so much comfort for so little up front and operating cost!

The reasons for this popularity are simple:

  • Moistened air feels warmer to humans at the same temperature
  • Moistened air holds heat longer
  • Moistened air reduces nasal dryness and discomfort, common during winter months
  • Less static electricity creates a more comfortable environment for everyone in the household (family pets included)
  • Humidification protects your valuable wood furniture from drying out

Think about this: One of the primary functions of your air conditioner is that it removes humidity from your home during the summer months. Many people do not realize air conditioners provide this function, however, the largest part of the cool feeling your home has during the summer months is the reduced humidity from the outdoor elements. The exact opposite is true during the winter months. In truth, your home without a humidifier is not a complete home comfort system!

Humidifiers are available in a few basic forms:

  • Bypass humidifiers utilize the pressure differential in your furnace system to provide air flow thru a moistened element to evaporate humidity into your home. This configuration requires no 120v wiring, and is the most economical installation. Typical prices range from $400 to $600 installed.
  • Power humidifiers utilize a built in 120v fan to force air thru a moistened element to evaporate humidity into your home. This configuration does require electrical wiring, and requires less space than it’s bypass counterpart. Typical prices range from $600 to $800 installed.

Humidity Control: Carrier takes the humidity control of your home very seriously. Carrier’s buzz word for this control is IdealHumidity™. IdealHumidity™ controls integrate your humidifier and your air conditioning system to add humidity when you need it in the winter, and remove humidity in the summer. This feature integrated into Carrier’s exclusive Infinity™ control allows the homeowner to set the house at a warmer temperature in the summer and cooler in the winter. The human body doesn’t know the difference, but your pocket book will with reduced energy consumption for the same comfort level!

If you are interested in an independent opinion and a pretty neat link to a simple explanation of humidity and human comfort, click here for an informative page provided by Duquesne Light, a Pennsylvania utility company.

 

Humidifiers

HUMIDIFICATION BASICS

You are wise to be considering a humidifier for your home comfort system! It is the most common indoor air quality (IAQ) product installed in homes today, and has been since the inception of home forced air systems. The reason is simple: No other IAQ accessory can provide so much comfort for so little up front and operating cost!

The reasons for this popularity are simple:

  • Moistened air feels warmer to humans at the same temperature
  • Moistened air holds heat longer
  • Moistened air reduces nasal dryness and discomfort, common during winter months
  • Less static electricity creates a more comfortable environment for everyone in the household (family pets included)
  • Humidification protects your valuable wood furniture from drying out

Think about this: One of the primary functions of your air conditioner is that it removes humidity from your home during the summer months. Many people do not realize air conditioners provide this function, however, the largest part of the cool feeling your home has during the summer months is the reduced humidity from the outdoor elements. The exact opposite is true during the winter months. In truth, your home without a humidifier is not a complete home comfort system!

Humidifiers are available in a few basic forms:

  • Bypass humidifiers utilize the pressure differential in your furnace system to provide air flow thru a moistened element to evaporate humidity into your home. This configuration requires no 120v wiring, and is the most economical installation. Typical prices range from $400 to $600 installed.
  • Power humidifiers utilize a built in 120v fan to force air thru a moistened element to evaporate humidity into your home. This configuration does require electrical wiring, and requires less space than it’s bypass counterpart. Typical prices range from $600 to $800 installed.

Humidity Control: Carrier takes the humidity control of your home very seriously. Carrier’s buzz word for this control is IdealHumidity™. IdealHumidity™ controls integrate your humidifier and your air conditioning system to add humidity when you need it in the winter, and remove humidity in the summer. This feature integrated into Carrier’s exclusive Infinity™ control allows the homeowner to set the house at a warmer temperature in the summer and cooler in the winter. The human body doesn’t know the difference, but your pocket book will with reduced energy consumption for the same comfort level!

If you are interested in an independent opinion and a pretty neat link to a simple explanation of humidity and human comfort, click here for an informative page provided by Duquesne Light, a Pennsylvania utility company.