Humidifiers & Dehumidifiers2022-06-09T14:52:21-04:00

Humidifiers & Dehumidifiers

When the air in your home becomes too dry or too moist, a whole house humidifier or dehumidifier is a great way to maintain balance.

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Efficiency & Comfort with Humidifiers & Dehumidifiers

People, plants, furniture & pets can suffer harmful & costly consequences from air that’s too dry. On the other hand, when air in your home becomes too moist, the air can smell musty and create discomfort, making it feeling “sticky” or “muggy.” Excess moisture can create condensation in the home and encourages the growth of mold and mildew, for which we recommend whole house dehumidifier.

Maintaining the appropriate humidity levels ensures a comfortable home atmosphere for all the people in your home. We offer a range of humidifiers and dehumidifiers that provide comfort for your family and your home.

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Furnace humidifiers offer a wide range of benefits. Advanced HVAC is pleased to offer a line of whole house humidifiers, dehumidifiers and steam humidifiers from General Aire.

  • Different products to fit your focus, from controlling certain areas to furnace humidifiers that provide comfort to the entire house
  • Protects elements in your home such as expensive hardwood floors that could be negatively affected if the appropriate air quality solution were not used
  • Many health professionals recommend humidifiers and dehumidifiers for people who suffer from allergies and asthma
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Humidifiers & Dehumidifiers – What’s the Difference?

Choosing and maintaining the right humidity level in your home can be a challenging task. As seasons change, so does the humidity of the air in your home. Sometimes needing a humidifier, and other times a dehumidifier. So what’s the difference between humidifiers and dehumidifiers?

Humidifiers are designed to add moisture into the air when it’s too dry. They are commonly used in the wintertime to combat the dryness of the winter air. On the other hand, Dehumidifiers take moisture out of the air when it’s too humid. They are typically used in the spring and summer time to manage the increased humidity levels.

At Advanced HVAC, we have a wide range of humidifiers and dehumidifiers that can suit your specific needs from season to season. Contact us to see what’s in stock and to learn how we can help improve the overall air quality of your home.






Frequently Asked Questions

How can a humidifier reduce your electricity bills?2022-01-05T15:48:46-04:00

A humidifier can keep your space feeling warmer because humid air generally feels warmer than dry forced air. By simply increasing the humidity, your home can feel warmer while having the thermostat set at a lower temperature. Contact our team to learn more about your humidifier options and to calculate just how much it can save you on your energy bills.

What is a whole-house humidifier?2022-01-04T11:43:11-04:00

A whole-house humidifier is connected to the duct system of your home. When you turn on the humidifier, it adds an accurate and controlled amount of moisture into the air that’s pushed through your duct system and gets distributed throughout your entire home. Most whole-house humidifiers can be set to come on automatically on a set schedule or at a certain moisture level.

What are the benefits of having a whole-house humidifier?2022-01-05T15:48:50-04:00

Some of the benefits of having a whole-house humidifier include:

  • Little maintenance required
  • Easy & quick installation
  • Automatic and controlled humidity levels
  • Improved indoor air quality
  • Increased energy savings
How long will it take a whole-house dehumidifier to work?2021-01-08T21:51:59-04:00

As long as the unit is large enough to handle the full area of the home, and there are no specific damp problems such as drafts which let humid air into the home, it will normally take a dehumidifier a few days to a week to reduce the humidity in the home.

Do I need to clean my dehumidifier?2021-01-08T21:49:01-04:00

A dehumidifier needs to have its filter cleaned periodically.  The water reservoir needs to be cleaned as well to prevent mold and mildew growth in the unit.  You can find information about how often the filter needs to be cleaned and the manufacturer’s recommended cleaning methods in the owner’s manual of the unit.

What types of whole-house humidifiers are there?2021-01-08T21:46:53-04:00

There are three types of whole-house humidifiers that are commonly found in home HVAC systems.

  • Bypass Humidifiers
    • They draw warm air from heat ducts and pass it through a water panel so the air can absorb moisture. The air is sent back into the airstream, then through the home.
  • Fan-Powered Humidifiers
    • They work the same way as a bypass humidifier, but use a fan to blow warm air across the water panel for increased water evaporation.
  • Steam Humidifiers
    • Adds humidity to water by boiling water to form steam even if the furnace is off. The system blower circulates the stream through the ductwork of the home.
What is the optimal level of humidity for my home?2021-01-08T21:46:07-04:00

Humidity in your home should be between 35% and 50% to maintain ideal health and comfort. A humidity level in this range will also limit mold and mildew growth and wall stains caused by too much humidity.

What are the effects of too little or too much humidity in my home?2021-01-08T21:45:27-04:00

Having too much or too little humidity in your home for prolonged periods of time can lead to problems with your health and home.

Having too little humidity in your home can cause:

  • Respiratory issues.
  • Increased chance of catching a cold.
  • Reduced body temperature, making you feel cold.
  • Dry skin and lips.

Having too much humidity in your home can cause:

  • Excess condensation on windows.
  • Mold and mildew growth.
  • Wet spots and stains on walls.
  • Asthma and allergy complications.


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