Modern homes and the dangers of dry air
Modern, energy-efficient residential buildings today have a very airtight design and require a mechanical ventilation system. In winter, heating leads to very dry indoor air, as the cold winter air contains very little water.
The consequences of dry room air are coughing, itchy and inflamed skin, and an increased risk of infection, because viruses, bacteria and other pathogens love these conditions. In addition to your health, wooden furniture, musical instruments, works of art and wooden flooring are also at risk of damage from dry air.
The solution: Increase humidity in a controlled manner
Although a ventilation system regulates the air exchange without you having to open windows, it does not regulate the humidity. On the contrary, the room air becomes very dry in winter, during the heating season.
Modern humidification systems have different application characteristics:
Another efficient and sustainable humidification solution is possible when forced air systems exist or are planned. In this case, the humidity is introduced into the air flow via a sterile membrane as condensate-free water vapor.
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When Don Desormeaux, owner of Ottawa based Cool Wave HVAC, describes the benefits of indoor relative humidity control, one can sense his passion for quality results.
We feel the same way at Condair HumiLife; for over 35 years, we’ve relied on Don’s services for installing high-efficiency humidifiers in commercial and industrial applications.
Residential humidifiers, however, can bring many of the same health and wellness benefits into the home...
The Condair HumiLife whole-home evaporative solution for forced air heating is a bypass-style humidifier which introduces humidification by passing some warm furnace air across a unique ceramic evaporation pad. Install this directly to your furnace to supply your entire home with healthy, comfortable humidified air. Simple installation and automatic operation makes the economic solution for forced air heating a seamless solution for improving your home’s indoor climate. The humidity is moved by the furnace blower motor through the duct system and is distributed throughout the home.
No, our unit comes with a wall plug that can go right into the wall.
Our media pad is designed to provide maximum humidification and does not need to be changed regularly.
The Condair HumiLife whole-home steam humidifier generates hygienic, atmospheric steam by boiling water at 212°F (100°C). This effectively kills all germs and bacteria in the water, providing pure, clean water vapor to humidify the air in the most hygienic way. The vaporization process uses normal tap water without additional water treatment. The water vapor is introduced into the forced air ventilation system to provide whole-home humidity control. The proven steam solution is constructed of high-quality materials, proven electronics and diligent workmanship to ensure long and reliable operation.
On the Duct Work or side wall. We can install on the ductwork due to how light the whole-home steam humidifier weighs overall.