In the winter, we often hear from customers who are experiencing a lack of humidity in the home and know that they need some sort of hvac humidity control. The lack of a humidity controller during the colder months can cause dry, cracked skin on humans and pets, in addition to warping, cracking, and other damage to household furnishings and fixtures. In these situations, we install a humidifier to balance the moisture in the home.
A heat pump does not heat air as much as, say, a furnace, so if you have a heat pump, you very well may have enough humidity in your home. Furnaces, boilers, and wood stoves heat the air more than a heat pump, so if you have one of these in your home or office, you may experience more effects from low humidity. However, some people experience ill effects from very low humidity, regardless of the heating system.
Benefits of adding a humidifier include: