Choosing the Right Air Humidifier

A humidifier is a wonderful machine, and during the winter months especially, it can greatly improve the quality of air in your home. Surely you’ve experienced the symptoms of dry air in the winter; your face gets itchy and patchy and you might experience a nosebleed or two because of it. A humidifier puts moisture back into circulation so these things don’t happen to you. How exactly do you choose the right humidifier? Here are some recommendations to keep in mind.

Size and Insulation Choosing the Right Air Humidifier

Humidifiers range from whole home sizes (central flow) to room sizes, so it’s important to know where exactly you would like the air circulating from. To determine how large or small of a humidifier you should purchase, you’ll need to find out how insular the area is. If the area is well insulated, a smaller machine will do the trick, but many people opt for central flow machines as precaution.


Ideally, the humidity level in your home should be kept at 45-50 percent, the temperature that helps overpower dry air. When the air level surpasses this benchmark, the air in your home is more likely to absorb flying dust and mold. You will want to first and foremost check to make sure the humidifier contains this feature so relative humidity can be gauged.

Noise Level

If you are someone who is easily disturbed through the night, then noise level is an important factor to consider when purchasing a humidifier. Warm mist humidifiers are quieter than cool mist machines, which contain fans. Both warm and cool mist humidifiers accomplish the same goal, but during the winter, warm mist machines will open up sinuses and help to prevent winter illnesses like colds and stuffy noses.

The humidifiers that we sell at Superior Air Duct connect directly to your furnace, offering a fast and efficient way of putting moisture back into the atmosphere. Prevent the irritations of winter and have a humidifier installed in your home by us today!

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