Furnace Humidifier Installation
Get the Best Whole House Furnace Humidifier Installation by Energy Home Service professionals and specialists, fully licensed and Certified HVAC contractors & Ventilation technicians. The air humidifier unit adds moisture to the indoor air, which increase humidity levels and protect from the health issues of the dry air as asthma and allergy. We provide the Best Home Central Humidifiers and furnace humidifier installation at Vaughan ON Richmond Hill and all surrounding areas.
What is Humidity and Relative Humidity? Absolute Humidity is the amount of water vapor in the air, while Relative Humidity is a percentage of the amount of water vapour in the air compared to the total amount of water vapour that the air can contain at a certain temperature. Relative humidity is more accurate measurement for air humidity.
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Whole Home Central Humidifiers
What is Air Humidifier? The furnace Humidifier installation is a device mounted on the return plenum side of the furnace, this unit is connected to a thin pipe that supplies water from a close by cold inlet to the whole house humidifier device, the water fills in a pad that allows air to pass through it, which adds moisture to the air that is passing to the supply air plenum, then it goes through the HVAC system to be distributed to the whole house.
Why and When to use Air Humidifiers
1- The Normal moisture levels are between the relative humidity range 30 - 50%
2- Low Humidity Level Signs and Symptoms (lower than 25 %)
Allergy and asthma, coughing, cold and flu symptoms, respiratory illness.
Dry and itchy skin, sore and dry out throat and mouth, chapped & cracked lips, dry eyes and hair, bloody Nose, sinuses & congestion.
3- High Humidity Level Signs and Symptoms (more than 60%)
Excess moisture increases VOC emissions from the building materials and the formation of ozone & formaldehyde and the production of aerosols in the indoor air.
High levels of humidity increases the growth of bacteria, viruses, dust mites, mold, fungi, indoor allergens, cockroaches & rodents that transmit diseases.
Managing Humidity and Moisture levels
Main Factors that affect Humidity Levels:
- Lack or excess of heating, insulation & air ventilation.
- Outdoor humidity levels as weather and proximity to sea or rivers.
- HVAC system performance & operations.
- Appliances, showers, and baths.
- Cooking and other human activities.
Some of the popular methods to increase the low humidity levels are spraying water or put container of water at high surfaces, Decrease the heating system, some indoor plants can increase the moisture inside the house. But the best solution to increase the low humidity levels is to use central air humidification system, so called furnace humidifier installation
Some of the popular methods to decrease the high humidity levels is running the air conditioner unit to reduce humidity levels but this creates more energy bills, and the indoor air will become cold and uncomfortable. usually you have to drain the water fast from all surfaces, use efficient exhaust ventilation and waterproof floors in the kitchen, basement and bathroom. But the best solution for high humidity levels is to use central dehumidification system, it's installed in the same method of the furnace humidifier installation.
* has an option of using hot water which is 25% more effective (additional 75$ applies if requested)
* Digital Humidistat is extra $150 +hst
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Types of House Air Humidifiers
The Whole House Central Humidifier or so called the furnace humidifier installation is a central device set up within the heating system, it purpose is to distribute the humidified air throughout the whole house duct system. These whole house central humidifiers are safe for your family and house, as they don’t release hot steam into the indoor air. The Portable Humidifiers aren't safe and not recommended by a lot of experts, unless for some special cases and under some circumstances.
First type of the whole house furnace humidifier installation is the old roll type humidifier, water will go through a thin plastic tube into a pan where a rolling pad will pick up water as rolls against it, then moisture picked up then directed to supply air. this old type of Furnace Humidifier installation wastes a lot of water, and if have any clogged lines or blockages in the condensation line it will cause water to over flow in pan causing leakage internally, and in most cases not noticed until caused damage to the furnace with slow water leakage.
Second type of the whole house furnace humidifier installation and the most common type of air humidifiers is the one with flat pad with no pan. As water passes through the pad from on top and excess water goes down a tube to the floor drain, this type of furnace humidifier installation requires changing the pad on yearly basis, and in some parts of Ontario twice a year if have hard water. Homeowner can check the condition of the pad on a monthly basis for defects or calcium deposits to determine if it needs replacement.
Third type of the whole house furnace humidifier installation is the steam humidifier which uses power to increase temperature of water supplied to steam injected directly into the supply air plenum. This is the most efficient type of the home central humidifiers, as it don't waste much water at all and it's the most comfort type, as steam injected directly into the supply air into the house. This type comes with a price as it's the most cost expensive and requires more labor and time to complete.
Dehumidifiers help control the high humidity levels in your house, Dehumidifiers are designed to work in the warm and humid climates, it can maintain specific humidity levels in your house. An air conditioner has some dehumidification properties, but it can removes low amount of humidity from the indoor air which isn't enough. people usually install dehumidifiers at basements, more mold and fungi in the basement because it is more humid, and the reason for this high humidity levels in the basement is the less exposure to heat and sunlight.
Cold Air characteristics: it's a Dry air that has low humidity levels because it has less room for vapor. Cold air needs moisture to make it warm air. that's why the Furnace Humidifier Installation is used to increase low humidity levels in the cold climates.
Warm Air characteristics: it's a Moist air that has high humidity levels because it has more room for vapor. Warm air doesn't need more moisture, decreasing it's moist will make it colder air. that's why dehumidifiers are used to decrease the high humidity levels in the warm climates.
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Our Heating Technician always advise the homeowners to turn the switch on for the humidifier thermostat and have it between 35 - 45 for the best comfort levels, Also the air switch, on the flexible vent attached from humidifier to furnace, has to be fully open at winter and closed at summer with the humidifier thermostat off.
Based on Ontario climate, Homes need humidity introduced only at winter time, because forced air furnaces will dry out the air while heating it, Which causes discomfort such as the feeling of dry mouth. Dry air is colder than warm air, so the furnace humidifier installation can help making you feel warmer by increasing the moisture in the indoor air, this will also help saving your energy bills.
Homes with hardwood needs humidity to allow hardwood to contract and expand property, Failure to do so may cause damage to flooring. Also, bad humidity levels might cause cracking wood & furniture, and static electricity!
Hiring a licensed Heating & Cooling technician and contractor is piece of mind, knowing that the furnace humidifier installation is done properly according to the manufacturer's instructions, which avoids future damage to the whole HVAC & Heating system.
( At Energy Home Service we handle the furnace humidifier installation of all types and models up to codes and manufacturer instructions )