Get to Know Your Humidifier

- 11:10 am - September 4th, 2019

There are many things Connecticut homeowners look forward to during winter: the holidays, the cool temperatures, ice skating, and maybe even snow! Then again, there are probably just as many things we’re not looking forward to, such as the icy road conditions, having to dig ourselves out after those aforementioned snowfalls, and the dry air that winter brings!

It’s a point of fact that winter air has low humidity – unlike the summer, where humidity can be quite abundant – and this lack of humidity can throw a wrench into your home comfort! A few things to look out for in your home to help determine if you’re dealing with low humidity include:

  • Dry skin
  • Itchy eyes
  • Irritated nasal passages
  • Aggravated symptoms of the common cold and respiratory ailments
  • Increase in static electricity

The good news is that you have choices when it comes to battling the dry winter air! A whole-home humidifier returns moisture to your home and helps you stay comfortable, but what style of humidifier is right for you? At Sound Energy, we sell, install and maintain both Bypass and Steam humidifiers – let’s take a look at the differences between the two!

Bypass Humidifiers

  • Connect to your furnace’s return ductwork and a water line
  • Utilize a bypass duct to draw warm air from your furnace
  • Circulate the moisture throughout the home using your furnace’s ductwork
  • Operate only when the furnace is operating

Steam Humidifiers

  • Utilize an internal heater to boil water
  • Circulate steam using your furnace’s ductwork
  • Operate more efficiently than other humidification systems
  • Capable of operating when the furnace isn’t running – although it’s recommended to run your furnace for optimal humidification

No matter which method you decide to go with, your friends at Sound Energy are here to help you prepare! If you’re still unsure which type of humidifier is right for your home, give us a call or contact us online to find the perfect way to combat the dry winter air!