What Size Humidifier Do I Need?
Duct-mounted humidifiers must be mounted on the ductwork of the furnace. This style of humidifier offers customers a centralized unit that provides humidification throughout the entire home. These bypass, fan powered, and steam units work with the home’s central heating and air system to effectively humidify the whole home and do not require refilling because they have a water line. Duct-mounted humidifiers humidify most efficiently, without any needed attention and minimal maintenance.
Console humidifiers, unlike duct-mounted humidifiers, are portable and can be easily moved around the home. This “plug-and-play” factor appeals to customers that do not necessarily want a central unit but enjoy the mobility and flexibility a console humidifier provides. These units do not require a water line and home owners are able to refill the unit to ensure optimal humidity in their home without having to do any ducting.
Room/Portable humidifiersare smaller units that can be placed either on a floor or table top to humidify a single room. These humidifiers come in different types such as cool and warm mist, ultrasonic, vaporizers, and diffusers. Single room humidifiers have a refillable tank and are great for kid’s rooms to ensure optimal health in the rooms they need it most. Their small size and refillable tanks make them easy to move and clean as needed.