Read about the best whole home humidifiers with our reviews. These are perfect for humidifying a large space and keeping the air in your home healthy. House Humidifiers solve the problems associated with having multiple humidifiers in various rooms in the house.
Each and every one of those humidifiers needs to be cleaned and maintained on a regular basis, right? That can become a major time commitment, and more than a little tedious. A single whole house humidifier – incorporated into the HVAC system of the house – can provide all the benefits of a properly humidified home without all the maintenance.
So, how does a consumer decide which is the best whole house humidifier for her or his needs?
Start by determining the square footage you need to humidify, and then research whole house humidifiers suitable for your needs. There are many humidifiers out there, but few are rated to humidify a whole home.
Read the reviews posted by other customers – these often provide a large amount of detailed information on the hidden tasks and costs of operating each particular model.
One of the best whole home humidifier options is the Aprilaire Model 400 Automatic Whole House Drainless Bypass Humidifier with Digital Control. This humidifier installs directly into the ductwork of your home’s furnace, and comes equipped with both an outdoor sensor and an indoor digital humidity control. This humidifier uses these sensors to automatically alter the humidity level in your house. This model sells for about $200, not including installation.
GeneralAire is another manufacturer of quality home furnace humidifiers. The GeneralAire Legacy Humidifier is one of the best rated whole home humidifiers on the market. This humidifier provides proper humidity levels for an entire home up to 2,800 square feet in area, installs directly into your home’s HVAC system, and has a reputation for being exceptionally quiet. GeneralAire products can only be installed by authorized contractors. For a list of wholesale and retail suppliers and contractors near you, see the GeneralAire website.
If your home is under 1000 sq ft., you could look at the Vornado humidifier. They have a patented fan that propels the humidity through a home and is rated around 800 sq ft, but could do more if the space is fairly open. It is a stand alone humidifier and doesn't need to be attached to the HVAC system, so there are no installation costs. Read the Vornado Humidifier review page here.
Want more info on the best humidifiers on the market today? Read our list of the best small and whole home humidifiers.