At Anchor Mechanical, we offer humidifier installation, maintenance, and repair. Our technicians serve clients in the Central Maryland area. Humidifiers are a great addition to your home to improve your health and the environment of your home or business.
There are multiple benefits to installing a humidifier, including:
- Comfort: If you have overly dry indoor air, a humidifier offers enough humidity for a good level of comfort.
- Better respiratory health: Air that is filled with too much moisture can lead to respiratory problems including coughing and sneezing. Humidifiers are often used to help reduce or even eliminate these problems.
- Efficiency: A humidifier makes it easier to heat or cool spaces and may even help you save on bills.
What Type of Humidifier is Needed?
The type of humidifier you choose is dependent on the needs of your home or business. There are whole-house humidifiers that are used with your heating system to get the job done:
Bypass: Bypass humidifiers work by adding moisture to the warm air that radiates a furnace. This is done through a bypass duct that recirculates warm air. The moisture absorbed from the air is released through a floor drain or a drainless humidifier, which recirculates the water.
Fan-Powered: Fan-powered humidifiers work like bypass humidifiers but include a fan that blows air across the internal pad, or water panel, which allows the water to evaporate. This type of humidifier is ideal for larger spaces as it prevents humidity loss. Each unit can produce around one gallon more humidity each day than a bypass humidifier.
Steam: Steam humidifiers add humidity to the air by heating water electrically until it boils. This creates humidity even if a furnace is not on. The steam is picked up by a blower and then pushed throughout the vents of the home. Steam humidifiers offer precise humidity control. They require a dedicated electrical service and need annual maintenance as mineral deposits may build up in the humidifier.
Portable humidifiers can be bought in retail stores and are mainly used for single rooms or small spaces, even basements.
Contact Anchor Mechanical
Call our office today at firstname.lastname@example.org. We serve Central Maryland including Harford, Baltimore and Cecil Counties. Our technicians would be happy to answer any questions you may have about our HVAC services.