Find the Best Humidifier for Your West Chester Home
Winter’s dry air is here to stay until spring arrives, and it’s only made worse by the heated air coming out of your HVAC system. A humidifier can help keep your West Chester home comfortable during the dry winter months.
Types of Humidifiers
Different models use different methods for inserting moisture into the air. Some popular ones include:
- Cool mist evaporative: These humidifiers use a wick to draw moisture from a tank of water. Then, the unit fan will blow air across the moist wick. This releases moisture into the air, gradually raising the humidity in your home.
- Warm mist: These humidifiers emit moisture in the air through steam, much like a teapot does.
- Ultrasonic: These humidifiers use ultrasonic sound waves to vibrate a diaphragm, which breaks water up into microscopic droplets. The unit releases these droplets in a mist.
- Cool mist impeller: These humidifiers use a spinning disc to spray a fine mist into the air. Size of Humidifiers Humidifiers range from small tabletop models to whole-house units permanently installed into your HVAC system. The size you need depends on how often you use it and how large your home is.
- A tabletop model is good for small rooms. It’s also portable and easy to move.
- Tower units are better for medium size rooms.
- Console units are larger than towers and better for large spaces or multiple rooms.
- Whole-house humidifiers can keep your entire home comfortable. You need to refill the reservoirs of portable units regularly. They may also have filters and wicks you need to replace. The whole-house unit will require period cleaning and filter changing.
- Antimicrobial systems use a special filter or UV lights to kill germs and bacteria in your indoor air.
- Adjustable moisture control allows you to fine tune the level of humidity in your space.
- Indicator lights tell you when to refill your unit with water.
At Sobieski Services, Inc., our goal is to help our customers in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey learn more about energy and home comfort issues – especially HVAC and plumbing issues – so that they can save money and live in healthier, more comfortable homes.
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