A whole-home humidifier is installed on your furnace. It adds moisture to the home’s air and works with the heating system to circulate humidity throughout the house . That means you can stay warm and cozy without the problems associated with dry air, such as skin irritations and sore throats.
As whole-home systems installed on the furnace, they less intrusive and easier to maintain than portable humidifiers .
Power humidifier is installed on the ductwork above the furnace. It does not need a bypass as it uses warm air directly from above the furnace and returns it back there with added moisture. Power humidifier is capable of delivering more moisture into the house than a bypass humidifier.
.A built-in fan allows the unit to circulate humidified air, even when your heating system is not in operation. This helps keep relative humidity levels between 30% and 60%—the ideal range for optimal comfort and health, according to national studies.
Steam humidifiers are designed to directly add humidity into the duct distribution system. The humidifier produces non-pressurized steam which is then used to humidify the air. Steam humidifiers require more maintenance than any other type of humidifiers. Also they require a dedicated electrical line. That's why a steam humidifier is used when all other humidifiers are failed.
The water converted into steam is automatically replaced through an electric fill valve. Water quality can affect the operation of this unit, the humidifier water supply should be untreated potable water from the cold water supply, not softened or demineralized. Periodically, based on the water quality, the unit will also drain and add some water to dilute the build−up of minerals in the Steam Generator Cylinder.
Humidifiers are designed for installation on a wall. Since it is an atmospheric steam humidifier, it should be placed close to the point where the steam will be used to minimize the steam hose length and the amount of condensate.