Which Humidifier Should I Buy?
An efficient in-home humidifier delivers the desired RH to your home and floors in wintertime cold. Discuss these four key features with your HVAC contractor.
Aprilaire is our recommended brand for whole home humidification. Humidifiers are also a great way to remove allergens and clean the air.
Learn more about the different types and models of humidifiers here.
Other brands, such as Idylis, Lennox, and Honeywell, are available at big box retail stores.
Don’t forget a hygrometer!
As essential as a humidifier, a hygrometer measures the moisture level (humidity) in the air. Additionally, it confirms your humidifier is delivering the correct levels of moist air.
Hygrometers are like thermometers and come in all shapes and sizes. While most modern HVAC control panels have a humidity sensor, they only measures RH at the panel.
Even better: place extra hygrometers in other rooms, especially in those farther from the central thermostat. These will help confirm the humidifier is working throughout your home.
These are available from stores like Home Depot, Walmart, Lowe’s, or Amazon. The best brands are Accurite, Wagner Meters, Lignomat, and Thermopro.