Humidifier output is the amount of moisture a unit can output. Your humidity output is measured by the gallons per hour or gallons per day of water your humidifier can put into your indoor air. Every humidifier output is different and will be listed under the product’s features or specifications categories.
The humidifier output refers to the moisture capacity that is produced within 24 hours. The typical range of humidity output varies according to the type and size of the humidifier. Portable humidifiers have an output of 0.5 gallons per day to 9 gallons a day, and a whole home humidifier output is 9 gallons or more per day.
The output is a standard measurement of a humidifier’s ability to humidify a certain number of rooms or an amount of square footage. The output is different from the humidifier’s water tank size. The water tank size refers to how much water can be held in the humidifier when it’s filled.
The size of your home will determine the size and type of humidifier you need. Humidifiers supply moisture to the air based on the size of a room or home. The level of ventilation in your home will also dictate which kind of humidifier you need.
Tightly ventilated homes don’t need as much humidity output as those with weak ventilation. The humidity output you need is determined by the square footage of your home plus how many gallons per day you need to create the ideal humidity level.
Humidifiers come in many sizes, and each one has its own output/capacity. You need to decide what your humidifier will cover and how often it will need to be used. Options for you to choose from are: