Shopping for Humidifiers
Whole-House HumidifiersA whole-house humidification system is built into your existing or new HVAC system. The humidification system is controlled by a humidistat. This device looks similar to a thermostat, only the readings are in percentage format. The humidistat measures and monitors the relative humidity levels. When the house is too dry, the whole-house system humidifies the air. When the air is too moist, the system performs the dehumidification function. The whole-house system requires very little maintenance. HVAC experts state that the relative humidity in a residential home should not exceed 50 percent. With a whole-house system, you have precise control over your home's humidity levels. McWilliams & Son can provide you with more information about installing a whole-house humidification system.
Portable Humidification UnitsPortable humidifiers will humidify the air in a room or small area. You can use a portable unit and lower the heat setting. Portable units must be filled with water and cleaned on a regular basis. The portable unit is less effective than the whole-house unit for conserving energy, but these units provide coverage to the immediate area. You can use a portable unit at your cubical at work, for example.
Location and Need Will Determine Which Humidifier is Best For You
A whole-house humidification system provides the greatest return on your investment. However, portable systems may help you reduce your heating costs and save you money on your utility bill. Call your local heating and air conditioning company if you have additional questions about how humidifiers save money on your heating costs.McWilliams & Son Heating and Air Conditioning is a full service heating and air conditioning service provider. We have been serving Nacogdoches, TX for several years.