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The Benefits of a Whole House Powered Humidifier


Hello and today we are going to talk about whole house powered humidifiers which provide comfort and energy savings in your home. With the winter season upon us, many families have already started firing up their heating systems which keeps your family warm but it also dries out the air in your home. The average person breathes 3400 gallons of air each day and spends 90% of that time inside.

I am sure many of you have heard of single room or personal humidifiers or whole house powered humidifiers, simply a larger, more complex version of a single room humidifier. To work on an entire home, a whole house humidifier will be hooked up to your home's central HVAC system. This allows humidifying air to be moved throughout your home via vents. The most popular units that John C. Flood installs are the powered humidifiers which are typically attached to your HVAC's main ventilation duct and requires both an electric and water line connection.

Most powered whole house systems push around 18 gallons of evaporated water into your home per day. These systems also incorporate special humidifier pads that contain antimicrobial features which help inhibit the growth of mold, bacteria, fungus and algae on the pads. Installing a whole house powered humidifier has numerous benefits for your home and health. The home benefits include keeping valuable wood furniture from drying and cracking, valuable wooden picture frames from drying and warping, prevent your wood floors from buckling and separating and more.

The health benefits start by reducing your susceptibility to infection by keeping the mucous membranes of your throat and nasal passages moist, allowing the tiny hairs or cilia to work at expelling foreign objects such as mold, pet dander and bacteria. Humidifiers also relieve and prevent dry, scratchy skin and lips as well as reduce nosebleeds.

Lastly, installing a whole house powered humidifier can help you save money by reducing your energy consumption. The humidifier works to automatically retain a proper humidity level throughout your home thus allowing you to turn down your thermostat and you can lower your energy bills. The most notable names in whole house powered humidifiers are Bryant, Aprilaire and Honeywell. For more information on humidifiers or any of our products or services at John C. Flood, visit our website at