Whole Home Versus Portable Humidifiers

Fall is here and that means cold weather won’t be far behind. While we curse the humidity in the summer, we will yearn for some relief from the dry air come winter. In order to get the humidity control we need, we can turn to numerous options for whole-home humidifiers and portable humidifiers. A portable humidifier may seem like the cheapest, quick-fix option, but can be costly to operate. Not to mention, you can only humidify one room at a time. When you have guests over, you probably don’t want that portable humidifier out in the open. Are we right?

A whole-home humidification system is out of sight, out of mind. It costs only pennies per year to operate and will decrease monthly electric bills. Aprilaire offers both evaporative and steam humidifiers that introduce humidity into your home’s air in the form of water vapor, which prevents minerals from entering the air in your home and potentially into your lungs. You can check out some of the humidification options from Aprilaire here.

Here are just some of the adverse side effects of having low humidity or dry air:

  • Bloody Noses
  • Dry Mouth
  • Increased Allergy Symptoms
  • Sore Throats
  • Static
  • Increased Likelihood of Colds and Other Respiratory Ailments
  • Home Damage – Cracked floors, broken electronics, cracked walls

We know that dry air has negative effects, but take a second look at a whole-home humidification option rather than your go-to retail humidifier.

Want a third party opinion on humidifier options? Read this article from thespruce.com, written by an impartial third party who specializes in housewares and appliances.

 

 

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