The time of the year is here where you will need to turn on the heat inside your home to protect yourself and your family from cold chilly drafts. However, as soon as the dry weather sets in many people start facing allergies and sinus issues. To tackle this, many people use humidifiers. As humidifiers are the best way to reduce the risks of cold and other seasonal allergies. Humidifiers have many health benefits.
But on the internet, there is a lot of information and misinformation regarding humidifiers that may confuse you. In this blog post, we will answer some of the common questions and concerns about humidifiers that will help you to make a better decision and will provide you with the information that you should have about humidifiers.
Do You Need A Humidifier?
This is the first question you need to ask yourself before buying a humidifier. Many people, just because of societal pressure, may plan to buy a humidifier. Many consumers make the decision of buying a humidifier solely because of what they see around them.
Not all homes are humidifier friendly, some homes are very moist, and installing a humidifier in such a place can damage your furniture and other wooden furniture. So, before buying a humidifier ask yourself if you really need one or are you just buying it because everyone around you has one.
You can use a hygrometer to measure the humidity level of your house, once you have determined that your home does need moisture only then find a humidifier that meets your needs.
Do Humidifiers Make Noise?
There is no such thing as a noiseless humidifier. Most humidifiers come with two settings: quiet and whisper quiet. Humidifiers can be quieter than one another depending upon the product design.
There is an ultrasonic model that is known to make less noise than other models of humidifiers. But there are no totally silent humidifiers. Buying a humidifier with at least two settings will help you to pick the quietest setting at nighttime.
How To Decide The Size Of Humidifier You Should Buy
You will have to decide on what size of humidifier you will need depending upon the area of the house you need to add moisture to. Never buy a humidifier based on its capacity, always buy a humidifier according to the area of the house you need to add moisture to. Some humidifiers come with a certain coverage area. You can use it as a guide to measure your own space as this will help you to match the humidifier to the measured area.
Never buy an oversized humidifier as it will add a lot of moisture and damage your furniture. If you want to buy a full house humidifier keep in mind that they are designed to cover a large area and if not placed correctly will increase moisture in just a certain area.
Where Is The Best Place For A Humidifier?
Many people believe that it is wise to place a humidifier in a family room as it is the largest area or in an area where the family sits the most so that everyone can benefit from it. But in reality, you should place a humidifier in a room where it is needed the most.
The most commonplace a humidifier is needed is usually in a bedroom. But really it will depend upon your needs, you should always pick a room that is the most dry and needs moisture.
How Often Does A Humidifier Need To Be Filled?
All humidifiers need to be filled with water every day. A humidifier with a one-liter unit running 8 hours daily will need to be filled every day. Similarly, a three-gallon humidifier running for 15 hours will also need to be filled every day. So, it is better to fill your humidifier daily rather than only when it’s empty.
About Nor-Can Heating & Air
At Nor-Can Heating & Air, we provide 24/7 emergency HVAC services to ensure your heating and cooling systems work properly throughout the year. We offer various humidifier-related services and attach your humidifier to your thermostat so you can automatically measure the humidity levels inside your home, in Edmonton. Contact us today for more information about our personalized service.