Humidifiers: What Do Customers Ask & What Are the Benefits?

March 31, 2021 Tom Clark | Comments Off

While experiencing an overly humid environment can lead to mold growth and the development of other detrimental structural problems, living in an extremely dry environment is not a good option either. It can lead to many unnecessary problems, such as dry skin, itchy nose, as well as problems with your home, such as creaky floors or damage to your furnishing. So dry indoor air is to be avoided as well, and this is something your customers should be aware of. 

Enter air humidifiers, a solution for the problem of experiencing too dry indoor air in your customers’ homes. However, in spite of their benefits, air humidifiers are still not as widespread as other types of HVAC equipment, which is why your customers will surely have many questions to ask you before they make their decision. This is why you need to have the necessary information ready and help your customers make an informed decision on a humidifier to purchase. 

What Do Customers Frequently Ask About Humidifiers?

When your potential customers are thinking of purchasing an air humidifier, they will certainly have some questions before they reach their decision. It is up to you to provide the necessary information and help them choose the right solution for their specific needs. Here are some of the most common questions that your potential customers will certainly ask. 

Types Of Humidifiers

Air humidifiers come in two basic variants – the portable and the whole-home one. Portable air humidifiers are a perfect option for small spaces, or as a ready-made solution for increasing the humidity and preventing dry air in targeted specific areas of your customers’ properties.

On the other hand, whole-home humidifiers are part of your customers’ HVAC systems, and they provide adequate humidification across the entire property. They are a more expensive solution and one that requires installation by a skilled HVAC specialist, but they are also a lot more effective than portable humidifiers. 

Why Are the Different Types of Whole-Home Humidifiers?

When it comes to whole-home humidifiers, there are three basic variants: 

  • Steam: These humidifiers function by heating water in order to generate steam that then circulates throughout all the ducts. This adds moisture to the air even without turning on an HVAC cycle. 
  • Fan: Fan-powered humidifiers can also operate independently from the entire HVAC system they’re part of, as they have their own fan for distributing humid air. They implement a water panel to raise humidity levels and they do not require a bypass duct. 
  • Bypass: These humidifiers are attached to the furnace bypass ducting, and they need the motor of the furnace to be on in order for humid air to circulate. They can only run while the furnace is on. 

Why Are There Different Types of Whole-Home Humidifiers?

There are more variants of portable humidifiers than there are different types of whole-home humidifiers. There are four primary types of portable humidification solutions available: 

  • Warm mist: These portable humidifiers make warm vapor to humidify the air. 
  • Cool mist: On the other hand, cool mist humidifiers produce cool vapor to humidify indoor air. 
  • Evaporative: These types of humidifier use fans to move humid air throughout the space. 
  • Ultrasonic: These units contain metallic diaphragms that vibrate and produce water droplets that go into the air. 

What Are the Benefits of Having a Humidifier?

Humidifiers offer several important benefits that are the main reason for homeowners purchasing them to balance the humidity levels in their property: 

  • Right humidity levels help keep homes warm for longer, decreasing energy consumption.
  • Humidifiers help prevent health problems, such as allergy symptoms, asthma, dry skin, and respiratory issues.
  • There is no more static shock that comes with dry air. 
  • Humidifiers help protect finishing and wood furniture from cracks.
  • They help alleviate snoring problems.