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How Does a Steam Humidifier Work?

Steam Humidifier

During the winter months, as temperatures dip, so too does humidity. In the summer, lower humidity days are usually a welcomed relief for most, but low humidity in the winter can cause dry, chapped lips, static electricity, and shrinking of wooden floors and moldings. Fortunately, homeowners can add a steam home humidifier to their furnace to pump moisture rich air into the home through the ductwork, significantly improving the comfort of the home.

A steam humidifier senses the humidity in the home using a humidistat. A humidistat is similar to a thermostat, but instead of measuring temperature, a humidistat measures the moisture in your home. When the humidistat senses that the humidity has dropped below a certain point, a signal is sent to the steam humidifier to start raising the humidity by pumping moisture into the home. Steam humidifiers heat water in a reservoir and the water is converted to steam. The humidifier works in tandem with your furnace. The furnace in turn will facilitate the dispersion of moisture into the home at a low speed. 

After installing a steam humidifier in your home, you will likely notice fewer allergies, scratchy throats, nose bleeds, and electric shocks from static electricity. Your wooden floors, molding, furniture, and artwork will thank you too, as dry air can be detrimental to these aspects of your home.

If you are interested in adding moisture to your home this winter, a steam humidifier is the best option. Unfortunately, many homeowners are not able to install steam humidifiers on their own, so it’s important to contact a trusted heating and cooling company for proper installation. Heating and cooling experts can install steam humidifiers quickly and easily and in most cases, charge a nominal fee for installation. 

At General Filters Inc., we are committed to providing homeowners with steam humidifiers of high quality while keeping costs low. If you are interested in learning more about the ways steam humidifiers can improve your health and comfort in your home, contact us today!

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