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What to Look For in the Search for a Whole-House Humidifier

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whole-house humidifierA whole-house humidifier can combat the dry air in your Annapolis home this season. Increasing the moisture level in your home can help reduce allergies, dry eyes and itchy skin, and improve your overall indoor air quality.

With the variety of available models, selecting the right whole-house humidifier for your home can be overwhelming. The tips below can help you to identify which whole-house humidifier is for you.


Know the square footage of your home. Using this information, you can narrow down the units that are equipped to handle the needs of your home.

Installation Type

Ask your qualified HVAC contractor about the installation requirements of prospective units. Console-style humidifiers sit on the floor and can be installed by the homeowner. In-duct style humidifiers must be installed in your ductwork and require professional installation.


You will need to consider space availability in your home for the type of humidifier being selected. Take care to take both the width and height into consideration.

System Monitoring

Select a unit that has the ability to self-monitor and turn itself off and on depending on the home’s humidity level.


As with any HVAC equipment, whole-house humidifiers must be maintained to remain in top condition. Many persons tend to focus on their heating and cooling systems only, for maintenance. Incorporating your humidifier will ensure it remains in good condition, and that all systems work together to maximize your indoor comfort.


Understand what humidifier technology is best based on your specific needs. You might need a particular system if there are persons with specific health or respiratory problems.


Read online reviews and those published on recognized consumer review websites to see how other consumers are satisfied with their humidifier. These sites often provide valuable information regarding what you can expect from various system.

For additional information on which whole-house humidifier is best for your Annapolis-area home, please contact Coastal Heating & Air Conditioning Co., Inc. at 410-919-0110. Our technicians have the expertise for installing, servicing, repairing and providing solutions for a variety of HVAC systems.

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