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“If the low humidity in your home is causing you some of these problems, it’s time to take action. If you notice the problem is relegated to a particular room — due to poor insulation, perhaps — then a small humidifier might be the best solution. These are best used in limited capacities and in smaller spaces, say, in your bedroom overnight.

However, for more widespread and persistent issues, you may want to consider installing a whole-house humidifier, or central humidifier, on your home’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning system. These devices provide a steady stream of moisture to every room in your house and can help regulate the humidity levels throughout the year.”

Read more on whole house humidifiers here.

A whole house humidifier works by evenly distributing water vapor throughout your home. There are various types which use steam, drums, or moisture pads to achieve the desired humidity levels. The first thing you should do before purchasing one is to identify the dry areas or rooms in your home. This can easily be done by getting a temperature and humidity monitoring sensor anywhere from $10 – $20. If the humidity level is consistent throughout your home except for one or two areas, you may get by with a small portable unit. Otherwise, consider a whole house humidifier.

Temperature Control Specialties offers a variety of whole house humidifiers for installation. Check out our humidifier page or call us at (317) 247-7663 to learn more.