WHOLE HOME HUMIDIFIERS

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When your home feels uncomfortable, it’s tempting to always blame the temperature. But there’s another factor at work that can make your home feel uncomfortable even if the temperature is perfectly warm: humidity levels. During winter in the Maryland area humidity levels are lower than the rest of the year, which can make your home feel colder, dry out your skin, make it easier for viruses to spread between family members, damage your home and more. Luckily, these problems can easily be prevented with a whole house humidifier.

A whole house humidifier is installed as part of your heating system

A whole house humidifier should not be confused with a portable humidifier. A portable humidifier is a device that you plug in to the wall and place in the middle of a room. These humidifiers can only control the humidity of one room at a time, and they require frequent maintenance like changing the water and keeping the device clean.

A whole house humidifier, on the other hand, is installed directly in your heating system’s ductwork. When your furnace is cycling and heating air in your home, that air is also humidified by the whole house humidifier. This means that every room in your home can enjoy humidified air by using a single unit.

How does a whole house humidifier work?

A whole house humidifier is installed in your ductwork near your furnace, either on the supply or return end. The unit is also connected directly to your home’s water supply. Inside of the humidifier is a either a humidifier pad, a rotating drum or a steaming system that is used to distribute water to your home’s air. While the humidifier is running, water continuously runs down the humidifier pad, is collected by the rotating drum or is misted into the device, depending on your model.

When air from your ducts enters the humidifier, it is exposed to the water inside. The water evaporates into the air, which increases the moisture levels of the air that exits the humidifier on the other side.

While your furnace is running, a portion of the air that it cycles is directed into the humidifier. That air goes through the humidifier and joins back up with the rest of your home’s airflow. As a result, all of the air that’s delivered to your home has higher moisture levels, which effectively raises the humidity in every room.

How much maintenance does a whole house humidifier require?

Fortunately, whole house humidifiers require very little maintenance. If your model uses a humidifier pad or filter, the media typically needs to be replaced about once per year. If you have a steam humidifier, it simply needs to be cleaned annually. We can take care of your annual humidifier maintenance, often in conjunction with your annual furnace tune-up.

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Contemporary Air Systems, Inc., is a Maryland (MD) Heating, Cooling, Air Conditioning, Heat Pump, Ductless Mini-Split and Furnace repair, service, replacement and maintenance Company located in Baltimore County. We service Baltimore and Harford County. Contemporary Air Systems, Inc. employs only the best technician for air conditioner repair and furnace repair as well as all air conditioner replacement and furnace replacement in Baltimore MD, White Marsh MD, Towson MD, Timonium MD, Cockeysville MD, Perry Hall MD, Hunt Valley MD, Phoenix MD, Bel Air MD, Edgewood MD, Fallston MD, Kingsville MD, Lutherville MD, Monkton MD, Parkton MD, Rosedale MD, Essex MD, Dundalk MD, Middle River MD, Parkville MD, Fork MD, Joppa MD, and more. So when you ask to find "A heating and air conditioning repair or service company near me," you've come to the right place. To set-up a repair service, estimate or replacement estimate, call us. Contemporary Air Systems, Inc. services all furnace, AC, humidifier, filter, thermostat, heat pump, air cleaner and air handler brands including Carrier, Bryant, Payne, Trane, Rheem, Ruud, Amana, Frigidaire, Gibson, Goodman, Maytag, American Standard, Aprilaire, Honeywell, White Rogers, Lennox, Armstrong, Daikin, Mitsubishi, Fujitsu, York and more.