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Whole-House Steam Humidifier

For those who tend to have health issues related to living in dry air over winter months, I highly recommend looking into a whole-house steam humidifier. Most entry-level whole-house humidifiers employ a pad that tends to dry out and become ineffective within a year or two. Units that generate actual steam that enters central duct work are more efficient in raising relative humidity to a comfortable level, and are more durable than units that use humidifier pads.

This is a unit by Aprilaire that I've been happy with:

US site: https://amzn.to/3CzRPl9
Canadian site: https://amzn.to/3CCVK0m

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Installation of this unit is best done by a licensed professional, as there is plumbing and electrical work involved.

For those who have a whole-house water filter that removes chlorine, it's ideal to use filtered water to supply any whole-house steam humidifier. We have a water softening system that softens and filters our water supply at the same time, an ideal setup for those who are sensitive to breathing in chlorine while showering.

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For those who live in smaller spaces, a stand-alone unit that requires no assembly will suffice, something like this unit:

US site: https://amzn.to/3nKxGTm
Canadian site: https://amzn.to/3Ezn9Rx

 
 

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