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Whole House Humidifiers: How Do They Work?

Date: September 18, 2023

How humidity control can improve your indoor air quality.

humidifier installation boston, ma We spend roughly 90 percent of our lives indoors. With winter right around the corner, families in Belmont, Cambridge, Somerville, Newton and other communities in the Greater Boston area will be spending more of their time at home. And more people than ever are using their house as a remote workplace, too.

Doesn’t having the healthiest, most comfortable environment in your home make sense?

At Cubby Oil & Energy, we offer a range of indoor air quality (IAQ) fixes that help people breathe easier and feel better overall. One of our most popular products is a whole house humidifier.

How do whole house humidifiers work?

Essentially, there are three types of whole house humidifiers.

  1. Bypass humidifiers connect to the return section of an air handler or furnace and use the blower fan to distribute moisture through your ductwork. As a result, bypass humidifiers only work when your furnace is running. These products are best in small and medium-sized homes.
  2. Fan-powered humidifiers have their own fans, as the name suggests. You can connect this product directly to the ductwork in your home, and it will distribute moisture throughout your home. They are good for larger homes.
  3. Steam humidifiers heat a container of water and distribute it via ducts.

Why is propane room humidity important?

Maintaining the right humidity level in your home promotes many health and comfort advantages. Humidifiers can help relieve:

  • bloody noses
  • congestion
  • coughing
  • cracked lips
  • dry or sore throats
  • dry skin
  • headaches
  • nasal discomfort

A humidifier can make the air more comfortable for people with respiratory issues, including asthma, flu and the common cold.

How can you get the best results from your humidifier?

While whole house humidifiers offer incredible benefits to your family, you must ensure they are clean and working correctly. Here are some things to bear in mind:

  • Clean your humidifier if it’s dirty.
  • Change or clean the filter on your humidifier regularly.
  • Make sure the area around your humidifier is dry.
  • Reach out to the Cubby team if your whole house humidifier needs service.

Top-tier IAQ solutions from Cubby Oil & Energy.

Whole house humidifiers are just one of our stellar products that can boost your IAQ. Reach out to us to learn more about:

Whole House Air Cleaners — Our products remove up to 98 times more particles than a standard one-inch filter. That’s great for your family and reduces wear and tear on your HVAC equipment.

Ultraviolet-Light Air Purifiers — These technologically advanced systems eradicate airborne toxins like mold, bacteria and sundry debris. An air purifier does wonders for your loved ones’ respiratory health.

Ventilation Systems — Talk to us about venting solutions that retain heated or cooled air while expelling stale air that contains unhealthy particulates and other impurities.

The Cubby team is more than happy to provide an IAQ assessment of your home and identify the right product to foster a healthier environment. Contact us to get started.

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