“A whole-house humidifier (which can also be thought of as a “central humidifier”) is connected to the home’s hot air ducts and cold air return. It can either work with or independent of the heating/cooling system.
When the humidifier is switched on, water accumulates inside of a collection tray. The air passing through the heating/cooling ducts will then travel through the collection tray, pick up moisture, cycle through the furnace, and then finally returns to the duct system where the moisture-laden air is distributed into your home.
Bypass humidifiers add moisture to warm air via a furnace. These types of humidifiers take warm air from the home’s heating ducts and pass it through a water tray. This allows the air to collect moisture which is then delivered back into the house.
The only real difference between a fan-powered humidifier and a bypass humidifier is that the former uses a fan to push air through the water tray for increased water evaporation. Fan-powered humidifiers are able to produce up to a gallon more of humidity per day compared to bypass humidifiers.”
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Another type of whole house humidifier is based on steam. These work by boiling water to create steam which is then pushed through ventilation. The process is pretty quick and efficient. Regardless of which type you opt for, having the right amount of moisture will improve daily life in your home.
The professionals at Temperature Control Specialities offer whole house humidifiers from Trane. Call us at (317) 247-7663 to inquire about the various models that are available.