Carrier humidifiers are meticulously designed to infuse the perfect amount of moisture into your home, minimizing the adverse effects of dry air and keeping your family more comfortable. While most people pay a lot of attention to summer humidity, when there is too much of it, many underestimate the problems associated with insufficient moisture. Low humidity increases the likelihood of getting colds, flu, and other respiratory ailments, while also aggravating symptoms of allergies and asthma. Overly dry air also acts like a sponge, absorbing moisture from everything it touches, included your skin. Symptoms of eczema and psoriasis, dried nasal passages, and chapped lips are some of the results of poor relative humidity.
Humidification keeps winter heating costs down, saving money, while ensuring a healthier home. Because humidified air feels warmer, you can lower thermostat settings without giving up on comfort. Whole-house humidification is far more effective, healthier, and easier to maintain than portable alternatives. The standing water in portable varieties can lead to mold and bacteria growth. With a Carrier whole-home humidifier, the relative humidity level of the home is continually monitored and adjusted to achieve ideal levels. These units are extremely quiet, low in maintenance, and beneficial.
If you’ve ever gotten a static shock from the carpet, you’ve experienced a result of low humidity. Cota's Comfort Heating & Cooling is a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer, allowing us to offer the most innovative solutions to home comfort on the market today. There are three basic options for whole-home humidification. The factory trained technicians from Cota's Comfort Heating & Cooling can help you determine which unit works best for your exact needs and provide quick and convenient installation.
Steam humidifiers – The current flowing between two energized electrodes causes water to turn to steam,which is delivered into the duct by a dispersion tube. This patented dispersion technology prevents condensation in ductwork. These systems allow application with a wide range of water hardness, without extra filtration. With up to 34-gallons of output, steam-style options are an ideal choice for larger homes. Steam humidifiers deliver a pure and natural form of moisture, and effectively maintain appropriate and comfortable humidity levels.
Bypass style humidifiers – These units work as a rewarding addition to your heating system. Bypass varieties draw warm air from the home’s heating ducts and pass it through a water panel. The air absorbs moisture which is supplied back into the air stream. They rely on the furnace or fan coil blower to deliver moisture vapor into the home. Large or small capacity models are available, with 100% efficient water usage, and work with any type of HVAC system.
Fan-Powered humidifier – These units work like a bypass variety, but with the addition of a fan to blow air across the water panel for boosted water evaporation. High-capacity, whole-house fan-powered humidifiers blow moisture vapor directly into your duct. They provide a gallon more of humidity each day, when compared to the bypass style. These units work well with peat pump application. With improved moisture dispersal over simple bypass, fan-powered vapor dispersal offers superior moisture delivery.
Some of the many benefits of adding a humidification system to your home include:
- Save on energy costs by lowering thermostat settings. According to the EPA, every degree you lower the thermostat results in a four percent savings on your heating bill.
- Reduce static electric charges that are both aggravating and damaging to electronics.
- Protect wood furniture, hardwood floors, and walls from cracking because of overly dry air.
- Enjoy the air you breathe.
- Prevent Sore throat, itchy eyes, bloody noses, and dry mouth.
- Ease symptoms of dry, cracked skin, eczema, and psoriasis.
- Suffer from far fewer colds, flu, and respiratory problems.
- Reduce the number of viruses that thrive in dry air.
- Provide relief for asthma and allergy sufferers.